The Unorganised Manager: Organising Yourself

Duration : 2 hours Course Level : Introductory Delivery Method : Online/6 months access
Course Cost : £40.00

A 2007 survey [1] estimated that wasted time costs UK businesses £80bn per year – the equivalent to 7% of GDP! By giving employees the skills they need to reduce wasted time to a minimum, businesses will become more efficient, more productive and, ultimately, more profitable.

The Unorganised Manager: Organising Yourself is a simple introduction to the techniques of good organisation. By following the methods outlined in the course, managers will be able to improve the way they plan and prioritise their workload, schedule their working day and delegate to colleagues – and so free up more of their time to focus on and deliver business objectives.

[1] Source: Proudfoot Consulting, The Guardian, 22nd October 2007

Who is the course for?

The Unorganised Manager: Organising Yourself is a suitable starting point for people who are likely to become first-time managers, and for new managers who need to develop essential time-management and delegation skills.

This course is appropriate to any business sector, there are no formal entry requirements and employees do not require any prior experience.

What will you get from this course?

When you have completed this course you will be able to:

  • recall the principles of time management
  • establish work priorities
  • distinguish between active tasks and reactive tasks
  • know how to delegate

Course features

Famous faces including John Cleese, Nigel Lindsay, Beatie Edney and Ann Bryson illustrate how a disorganised manager is redeemed from his faults by learning how to manage his time through numerous visits to St. Peter at the Pearly Gates. On each visit he learns valuable skills that enable him to organise his schedule by establishing priorities and delegating work effectively.

Set in everyday surroundings, well-known performers act out realistic situations in a light hearted and entertaining way that will help you recognise some common errors and understand how to correct them. The familiar settings and witty role play will help you to apply the material to your own workplace.

Before you begin you’ll take a short test to help identify any knowledge gaps. As you work through the course you’ll be presented with simple exercises to check your learning.

You can start the course straight away and access it at any time, providing you have the use of a computer with an internet connection. The course is available for six months from the date first accessed.

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