Contrary to how people may see themselves, their personal effectiveness at the tasks they are doing is usually already quite impressive. The trick does not lie in jumping from a supposed situation of full-on ineffectiveness to a mythical state of effectiveness. Instead making smaller adaptations to further increase your effectiveness on a daily basis can have great effects. Feeling more comfortable and in control can greatly contribute to your own personal effectiveness.
Some of these steps that can be taken to improve your personal effectiveness include more effectively managing your workflow, as well as coping with and potentially avoiding interruptions. Avoiding procrastination, as well as more effectively managing the precious resource that is your time are also part of this process. It can even include such mundane but nonetheless crucial things as more effectively managing your inbox. In doing all this you will become more in control and comfortable with yourself and your workflow and will also appear more in control to the outside world.
Who is Katie?
Katie Challans is one of our key trainers at AIM & Associés. She delivers the Personal Effectiveness course at the European School of Administration, as well as its online version. She can help you master your day as well as your outlook on things ;).