Optimizing Personal and Employee Productivity at Workplace

Optimizing Personal and Employee Productivity at Workplace

Objective /Benefits


This workshop looks at effective ways to coach your employees and increase their productivity as well helping them realize their true potential. 
Setting goals and building relationships sits at the core of effective coaching.  How well you coach relates directly to how well you are able to foster a great working relationship with your employees.


•    Analyse and refocus for more productive outcomes.
•    Techniques that will engender self-discipline and respect for yourself and from others.
•    Attend to your needs promptly and efficiently. 
•    Coach colleagues with greater confidence and purpose
•    Understand the role of a mentor and identify your readiness for this responsibility
•    Able to use the GROW model with a high-comfort level and efficacy in both coaching and mentoring contexts
•    Understand how personalities & communication styles can create conflict, and learn how to adapt their styles to a productive coaching/mentoring outcome
•    Have had the opportunity to develop and practice their skills in a supportive environment, and receive feedback and skill-coaching on their performance


Lecture, Individual & Group Activity, Feedback Sessions, Discussions, Demonstration, Business Games, Role Plays, Videos


Program Outline


Day 1
Module 1: Setting Goals
•    Create SMART Goals  
•    Create SMART Goals (Exercise)
•    Prioritizing Your Goals  
•    Prioritizing Your Goals (Exercise)
•    Visualize your Goals  
•    Visualize your Goals (Exercise)

Module 2: The Power of Routines
•    What is a Routine?  
•    What is a Routine? (Exercise)
•    Personal and Professional Routines  
•    Personal and Professional Routines (Exercise)
•    Learning to say No  
•    Learning how to say No (Exercise)
•    Six Ways to Simplify Your Life

Module 3: Scheduling Yourself
•    The Jar: Rocks, Pebbles, Sand, and Water  
•    The Glass Jar: Rocks, Pebbles, Sand, and Water (Exercise)
•    Using a Productivity Journal  
•    Using a Productivity Journal (Exercise)
•    Appointment Scheduling 
•    Task Scheduling 
•    Summary

Module 4: Self Discipline
•    Why We Procrastinate  
•    Why We Procrastinate (Exercise)
•    Negativity Buster  
•    Negativity Buster (Exercise)
•    There’s always tomorrow

Module 5: Beating Procrastination
•    Why We Procrastinate  
•    Why We Procrastinate (Exercise)
•    Nine Ways to Overcome Procrastination  
•    Nine Ways to Overcome Procrastination (Exercise)
•    Eat That Frog!  
•    Eat That Frog! (Exercise)

Day 2
Module 6: Coaching, Mentoring, aren’t they the same?
•    Coaching 
•    Coaching (Exercise)
•    Mentoring 
•    Mentoring (Exercise)
•    The G.R.O.W. Model 
•    The G.R.O.W. Model (Exercise)

Module 7: The Importance of Trust
•    What is Trust? 
•    What is Trust? (Exercise)
•    Trust & Coaching 
•    Trust & Coaching (Exercise)
•    How to Build a Trusting Relationship  
•    How to Build a Trusting Relationship (Exercise)

Module 8: Feedback
•    Characteristics of Good Feedback 
•    Characteristics of Good Feedback (Exercise)
•    Constructive Criticism 
•    Constructive Criticism (Exercise)
•    Encouraging Growth and Development 
•    Encouraging Growth and Development (Exercise)

Module 9: Obstacles & Roadblocks
•    Frequent Obstacles 
•    Frequent Obstacles (Exercise)
•    Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Pyramid  
•    Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs Pyramid (Exercise)
•    Reviewing Progress & Re-evaluating Goals  
•    Reviewing Progress & Re-evaluating Goals (Exercise)
•    Focusing on Progress not Shortfalls  
•    Focusing on Progress not Shortfalls (Exercise)

Module 10: Reaching the End
•    Achieving the Goal 
•    Achieving the Goal (Exercise)
•    Record the Achievements  
•    Record the Achievements (Exercise)

Module 11: How Mentoring Differs from Coaching
•    The Basic Differences 
•    Blending the Two Models 
•    Blending the Two Models (Exercise)
•    GROW Model & Mentoring
•    GROW Model & Mentoring (Exercise)
•    It’s all About Relationships  
•    It’s all About Relationships (Exercise)
•    Wrap up



Mr Vigneswaran Applasamy has been involved in lecturing, research, management, sales and training for more than 14 years in the field of Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing sector, Higher Education, Sales and Marketing.
Vigneswaran holds a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and is a registered member of Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM), Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), UK, Technological Association of Malaysia (TAM) and Green Productivity Association of Malaysia (GPAM).
His professional career begun in Singapore as a Sales Engineer and later ventured into the Higher Education sector in Malaysia. He has served as a Vice Principal of a college and moved on to lecture and undertake research in a leading private University where he was noted for his publications in the International IEEE Conferences of Power & Energy and Business, Engineering & Industrial Applications. His articles since have been cited 9 times by other international authors in their respective publications. This was also the period where he ventured into corporate training as an Associate Trainer for Topesh Consultancy and Training Services PLT beginning 2011. He has since worked with a few other training providers.
He has used his industrial and training expertise to develop soft skills programmes with a 20/80 approach; 20% lecture, 80% practical accompanied by a training manual individually customized for each programme. Each sub-section of a programme is incorporated with as many exercises or activity to enhance the practical understanding of participants.
He has since developed over 30 training programmes in the area of Soft-Skills. He’s participants include those from Galeri Petronas, Bursa Malaysia, Honda Malaysia, UMW Holdings Bhd, Tan Chong Motors Holdings Berhad, Perodua Sdn Bhd, RHB Bank Berhad, Maybank Berhad, Maxis Customer Service Sdn Bhd, Marrybrown Sdn Bhd, IFCA MSC Berhad, Pos Malaysia Berhad, Watsons Malaysia, UEM Group Berhad, UEM Sunrise Berhad to name a few.
His pragmatic approach have been well received by various segments of people, owing to his wide exposure to various industries over the years. He is well known for his highly charged, energetic yet humorous training sessions where he never fails to continuously engage with participants throughout.