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|David R. Chapman|
Understanding the Science and Resources for changing long-term habits
And whether you're a manager or not, you may know this frustration yourself.
Setting productivity goals.
And still, the work doesn't get done.
There's actually good news for individuals and organizations who are suffering - and I mean suffering - from the challenges of not being able to meet even the most reasonable productivity expectations.
An enormous amount of excellent, really useful research has been done over the last forty to fifty years on the causes and impact of frustrating habits like chronic procrastination. This program is carefully based on this research, not on pop psychology. We don't just fill people's heads with "Positive Affirmations." It's been well-proven that saying things like, "I deserve to have a better work day!" don't measurably help people become more productive.
Our program is designed to help people who procrastinate increase their awareness of the extent of their problem and the causes of their problem. We do this in the belief that it's a lot easier to fix a problem if you know what its cause is. Then, each individual is shown how to develop specific, well-tested skills in managing their particular procrastination patterns.
You may be familiar with this description of the pattern of change that is necessary for someone to grow out of a self-defeating problem: It usually starts with someone being in the role of "Unconscious Incompetent." This means that there is a lack of awareness of the problem or of the extent of the problem and an absence of adequate skills to manage the problem. :
With help, someone can move to the level of being a "Conscious Incompetent" - having a clear understanding of the causes of and extent of the problem, but still lacking tools to make effective, long-term changes. When self-awareness is combined with good resources to manage the problem one can move to becoming what is called a "Conscious Competent" - having both an awareness of the problem and the ability to use newly developed tools to both improve the problem to keep those changes effective over the long term.
Once the new skills are ready to be called on every day so that the individual doesn't regress to the old pathways of procrastination, we have established, tested resources that people go to maintain their progress.
Procrastination does kill productivity. It also destroys self-esteem, any hope for a sense of team spirit, pride in one's work, and the confidence of customers and clients. It takes away our sense of fulfillment that should come with meaningful work.
But procrastination can be successfully challenged and permanent changes in productivity and focus can be achieved. And the results of this work are wonderful and uplifting for everyone - at work and at home.
Dave will show your team — and YOU — how to understand the problem and how to overcome it. Our program will show your talented people how to make the best possible use of all of their skills.