Planning and Scheduling for Results - Insights and Strategies Series

Planning and Scheduling for Results - Insights and Strategies Series

Seven Dimensions
Updated Mar 07, 2019

Eve Ash, Psychologist and Founder Seven Dimensions, interviews Jan Durrans, SVP, Chief of Staff & Chief Performance Officer, BOFI Federal Bank to explore some practical advice and strategies. Jan has had years of experience developing the most efficient ways to manage projects and achieve success. Learn strategies from an efficiency champion.

Jan Durrans explains what works for her and why she shares her strategies with so many staff. A powerful program to motivate viewers to want to improve their planning and scheduling so they achieve success as they go up the corporate ladder.

Everyone must be organized to complete work efficiently and the best way is to commit to a regular written plan, identify tasks to complete and prioritize. It's important to be specific in a weekly planner and schedule tasks, as well as appointments, in a calendar. Jan uses a workbook with printed calendar for best results and to be mobile for meetings. She suggests chunking down projects, allocating tougher tasks to the end of the week, leaving space in the calendar for additional tasks and having regular reviews so everyone is accountable. She knows it takes discipline and a mindset for success to stay on track and avoid distractions. Jan is motivated by being successful and listening to her, the motivation rubs off!

This program is designed to help people improve their organizational and time management skills and learn to create schedules and priorities that help them become successful.

Key Learning Points

•    Be organized to complete work efficiently

•    Commit to a regular written plan

•    Identify tasks to complete

•    Prioritize: A, B & C

•    Be specific in a weekly planner

•    Schedule tasks in calendar

•    Workbook with printed calendar

•    Chunking down projects

•    Allocating tougher tasks

•    Handling additional tasks

•    Regular review & accountability

•    1-31 daily organization for follow-up

•    Discipline & mindset for success

•    Key tips

Target Audience

Teacher, Primary School Teachers, Managers, Trainers, Sales and Service Staff, Health workers, University students, Executives, Teams and All staff.

This program is one of the Insights and Strategies Series, featuring psychologist Eve Ash interviewing a range of experts and business leaders who share their experiences and practical strategies for achieving best practice.