Working and managing more efficiently

Some inefficiencies are down to the individual, others are inherent in the way an organisation is managed and the culture that this engenders.

This course considers ways to make better use of that precious commodity : time.

Who this course is for

This course is designed to be equally suitable for partners or directors and staff at all levels : anyone who believes they could make better use of their time.

Course format

John Forrester, who runs this course, has worked with Colander for more than 10 years, applying his extensive knowledge of leadership and people management to the intricacies of the architectural and design professions.

In this course, John reviews proven theory and advice, and explores statistical and anecdotal evidence through group discussions and activities.

Delegate numbers are limited in order to facilitate group discussions and maintain the interactive quality of the training.

A printed, bound set of courses notes will be given to each delegate.

Because time wasting and inefficiencies can stem from issues in the workplace, as well as personal organisation or inter-personal skills, this course is particularly useful when combined with our Leadership and People Management course.

A number of our clients have chosen to combine this course with Communication and assertiveness skills, to provide a full-day course.

We have found that this topic generally works well in a half day format. However, some clients prefer a more in-depth session. If this is the case, then we are happy to deliver a full day version of this course. Please contact us for more information:

Course content

All our in-house courses can be tailored to meet the exact requirements of individual practices, suggested topics include :

  • Background: time as a resource
  • Benefits of effective time management
  • Controlling time
  • Assessing your use of time
  • Delegation, and reasons for failing to delegate
  • Acknowledging your circadian ‘prime time’!
  • Setting priorities
  • The ‘Pareto principle’
  • Effective planning
  • Recognising and dealing with ‘time wasters’
  • Making meetings more effective
  • Using technology to save time


CPD Certificates are issued to all attendees.