Working Smarter ( Using Technology to your Advantage )

    Rudeness in the workplace is increasing to the level that universities are studying it. Everyone is busy, everyone is stressed, and most people take it out on their colleagues at one time or another. We’ve all been in a situation where we need to print something ASAP and someone has left the printer jammed, or we need coffee and the coffeepot is empty. Technology is supposed to make life easier and simpler, but most managers find themselves cleaning up the messes caused by too many gadgets. This two-day workshop will show you how to leverage technology to work smarter, not harder .

What Will Students Learn?

Make your workplace a technology-friendly place

Make the most of computers, telephones, instant messaging, e-mail,

  contact management applications, and scheduling software

Communicate better with the IT department

• Make the best software and training choices

• Set an IT budget

Set expectations and responsibilities for security and privacy

Keep employees safe and healthy

Develop and implement a system usage policy

Implement policies for dealing with company property

Decide whether or not employees should telecommute

Make telecommuting work

Deal with workplace rage

• Address technological issues

What Topics are Covered?

Making your company a technology-friendly place

Conquering computers

Communicating with the IT department

Choosing software wisely and technical training

Setting an IT budget

Security and privacy, including network types


System usage policies

Taking care of company property

Time-Saving Tools (including telephone, e-mail, and instant messaging)


Workplace rage

- A policies and procedures checklist