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Control Chaos and Overwhelm 

The more you check email, the more you have to check it. Interruptions erode impulse control, reducing attention, the chief productivity tool. They also make any task you do seem more difficult than it is, driving stress. Multitasking is a myth. We set ourselves up to fail when the demands are running us, instead of the other way around. Time for an office intervention.

Our Managing Crazy Busy Work time management and productivity program puts your team back in command of their day. Productivity happens when we think before we act. Your team learns how to:

  • Control information overload, devices, interruptions, and intrusions
  • Build prioritization skills and shut down time frenzy, crisis mentality, and mistakes
  • Increase focus, alertness, and attention to get more done in less time

Testimonials

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“We searched long and hard to find the right trainer. We didn't want airy-fairy but something practical to help us with the uncertainties ahead. Joe Robinson was the best choice we could have made."

Linda Sellan - Marketing & Sales Manager, Nestle Global
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“They loved your presentation. Wow! you were fantastic."

Shari Norwood - VP, IBM
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“Joe Robinson presented to our top sales group and our executive team on a recent awards trip. The presentation provided takeaways that the group put right to work. We had great feedback from the team. They thoroughly enjoyed his presentation. Do yourself a favor and check Joe out. It is well worth it!"

Steve Newell - Servicing Manager, Hallmark Home Mortgage
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“Joe Robinson's training was extremely valuable to our supervisory staff. I'd recommend the training for any organization trying to find the right balance between high performance and employee engagement."

Terry Field - Program manager, Florida Department of Children and Families
New York City Health

“Our staff really enjoyed Joe's presentation—lots of positive feedback. You have a great message and tips that can benefit all of us. I thought multitasking was a good thing. Not anymore!"

Joseph Slade - Assistant Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
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“Joe Robinson is a true inspiration."

Brian Grazer - Producer ("A Beautiful Mind," "Da Vinci Code"), Co-Chair, Imagine Entertainment
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“Joe's productivity training for our leadership was fun, interactive and relevant. Joe shared many strategies that will, not only reduce stress on and off the job, but will also help increase satisfaction in both arenas."

Martha Vanderheyden - Internal Coach, Indiana University Health La Porte Hospital
Moark

“Joe's training was ideal—and perfectly timed for our needs and workforce. The feedback from managers was universally positive!"

Craig Willardson - President & CEO, Moark LLC, $700 million division of Land O' Lakes
U Texas program

Your talk included useful and important information that was presented clearly and cleverly, along with a nice touch of audience engagement.  The audience learned something and enjoyed the experience.  After almost 40 years of teaching and speaking at professional meetings and conferences I know that very few people can do this effectively.  You can and did!"

Kenneth Ottenbacher - Distinguished Chair, Department of Rehabilitative Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch
HH Hunt Homes

“Thank you for spending the week with us and making an impact for our people and our company. I've heard nothing but very positive comments and feel that your message will make a difference in all our lives."

Dan Schmitt - President and CEO, HH Hunt Homes
GACSB program

“Joe presented at our annual conference, speaking to board members, senior leadership, and clinicians. Members are still talking about his presentation on work-life balance. Talk about speaking the truth. It was like being in church with all the 'Amen's' and 'YESes.' Joe is an inspiration, and we have all committed to making personal changes after his show!"

Robyn Garrett - Executive Director, Georgia Assoc. of Community Service Boards

We Build a More Effective Work Style

The source of productivity in the knowledge economy is who has the freshest brain — attention. But everything in the unbounded world today is reducing attention, from email to social media and multitasking. 

The Managing Crazy-Busy Work training turns the chaos and overwhelm around by making adjustments the science tells us are more productive for a more effective workplace. 

Productivity leader and author Joe Robinson gives your team strategies to qualify urgency, plan next actions, improve time estimation, set the terms of engagement with devices, and shut down the hidden trigger of overwhelm: time frenzy. Be quick but don't hurry. Rush, and you turn on the mistake equipment.

The Source of Productivity

Increase Focus, Concentration, and Attention

The Crazy-Busy time management program brings the power of full engagement and absorption in the task at hand. Full attention means less stress, quicker turnarounds, and more satisfaction.

This timely training gives your team the latest tools vetted by the research to increase behaviors that improve focus and stop doing the things that make us default to the startle response, stress, and the emotional responses of bottom-up attention. Get strategies to:

• Control email overload, devices, and messaging run amok

• Use interruption management strategies to navigate an unbounded world

• Build effective time management and prioritization skills

• Protect working memory from intrusions and distractions to get more done 

• Create focus zones for high-attention tasks

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Time Management Training

The Managing Crazy-Busy Work Program

This program gives your team the tools to navigate an always-on world. It arms them with practical time management strategies to control demands and devices and restore attention.

Unbounded interruptions erode attention spans and impulse control and can lead to attention deficit trait, marked by high distractibility and low focus.  This program deploys the latest science to reverse that habit, and help your team get more done in less time, with full engagement.

Get proven processes to manage message overload, tame multitasking, improve time management, control interruptions, qualify urgency, cut stress, redesign task bottlenecks, and create focus zones. Click the button below for more details.

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Productivity

Crazy-Busy Behaviors Shred Productivity

Operating on reflex reaction all day drives stress and undermines focus, analysis, complex decision-making, and effective performance. Luckily, there is a lot of great science showing the negative impact of crazy-busy behaviors and how we can do better. Here are some of the findings:

• Time frenzy and time urgency, which all Type A's have, turns on System 1 thinking -- rash, impulsive, jump-off-the-cliff

• Interruptions reduce primary task performance (Cutrell, Czerwinski)

• Productivity can drop 50% and more from multitasking (Meyer)

• An interruption of 2.8 seconds doubles mistakes, while an interruption of 4.4 seconds triples errors (Altman, Trafton, Hambrick)

• Distractions and intrusions increase anxiety and annoyance 106% (Bailey, Konstan), which drives stress and emotional reactions

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