- 5 Courses | 1h 12m 9s
Productivity today is the ability to get effective results on time resulting in accomplishment of a shared goal, and is driven by effective time and resource management skills. The aim of this project-based training is to help first time managers learn about the value of setting goals and how productivity is tied to their ability to assess time, and set priorities, and in turn, help their team achieve their potential through a series of hands-on projects. Learn more about Productivity as a First Time Manager.
Before You Begin
Are you ready to get started on your First-Time Manager Career Journey? Keep these details in mind to guide you on your way.
- 1 Course | 3m 44s
Evaluating yourself along the way will help you track your progress and allow you to recognize areas where you’ve been successful and areas that need improvement.
Build your Skills
Expand and grow your abilities in order to realize success.
- 3 Courses | 1h 6m 55s
Submit your Productivity Project
Now that you’ve completed all the necessary steps and evaluations, you can conclude the Productivity Unit program.
- 1 Course | 1m 30s
Productivity Unit Introduction
Effective goal setting and time management are skills every manager needs in today's competitive workforce. Setting benchmarks for yourself and your team ensure that projects and tasks will stay on track, on target, and be completed on time. The aim of this project-based training is to help first time managers build and apply their leadership competencies at the workplace, be more inclusive and efficient, find their own voice, and in turn, help their team achieve their potential through a series of hands-on projects.1 video | 3m
How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Achieve Success
What stands between you and success? People who are the best they can be are empowered by a belief that throughout their lives and careers, within their organizations and in their relationships, they can take action to improve their current state. They see themselves as responsible for their own happiness and success. In this course, you'll learn principles and characteristics shared by people who have broken through the barriers holding them back from true success. You'll discover how to identify those barriers - as well as your own personal triggers and mental blocks - and overcome them. You'll also learn strategies to jumpstart your work mindset and to advocate for yourself to get you out of your own way and on a path to success.7 videos | 25m Assessment Badge
Saving Time by Setting Goals
When goals and targets seem to shift daily and there's never enough time to get everything done, it's hard to achieve goals consistently. Good time management will help you work smarter - not harder - so that you get more of the important things done in less time. The first step in working smarter is making sure you're going in the right direction. In this course, you'll learn how to accomplish more through effective time management. You'll learn why it's important to align your goals with your company's goals, and how to do it. You'll also learn how to differentiate between urgent and important tasks, how to pivot between conflicting priorities, and how taking the time to make improvements can save you time in the long run.6 videos | 23m Assessment Badge
Avoid Procrastination by Getting Organized Instead
Procrastination reduces your productivity while causing you stress at the same time. Procrastinating is a habit that causes urgent and difficult tasks to pile up as you studiously avoid them. Developing and applying organization skills, you can declutter your schedule and avoid putting off work that demands your attention. In this course, you'll learn about the reasons people procrastinate, and the benefits of organizing your time. You'll learn how to build self-discipline and combat time wasters, as well as how to bring more organization to your day. And finally, you'll explore how to set priorities and how to say no when you need to.7 videos | 17m Assessment Badge PMI PDU
Productivity Unit Project
Effective goal setting and time management are skills every manager needs in today's competitive workforce. Setting benchmarks for yourself and your team ensure that projects and tasks will stay on track, on target, and be completed on time. The aim of this project-based training is to help first time managers build and apply their leadership competencies at the workplace, be more inclusive and efficient, find their own voice, and in turn, help their team achieve their potential through a series of hands-on projects.1 video | 1m
EARN A DIGITAL BADGE WHEN YOU COMPLETE THESE TRACKS
Skillsoft is providing you the opportunity to earn a digital badge upon successful completion on some of our courses, which can be shared on any social network or business platform.Digital badges are yours to keep, forever.
SKILL BENCHMARKS INCLUDED
Productivity Unit Benchmark
In many ways, the secret of success lies in simply getting things done. Of course, there's nothing simple about managing time, priorities and strategic goals. In this Productivity Unit Benchmark, you will have the chance to measure your current levels of competency with skills like goal alignment, time management, and accountability. It will help you understand both your strengths and areas where you can best focus your learning and development efforts. This benchmark evaluates your understanding of this topic. Being aware of potential knowledge gaps allows you to better understand your current competency and areas for improvement, so you can find suitable content and curate your own learning path. The courses recommended at the end of this benchmark can help you fill potential gaps in your knowledge.10m | 10 questions