If you’re someone interested in the work we do at Framework Consulting, here’s a brief update on some of the latest happenings.
This new program is an opportunity for companies to bring us in during a lunch hour to share some of our most recent ideas. It’s purely educational, for groups of up to 10 people. More information here.
Another new program for sponsors of strategy planning retreats was also launched. It’s a 100% online training called Dynamic Objectives. At the moment, it’s complimentary and the next offering will be in 2018. Sign up to join the waiting list here.
In late 2017, we led a webinar on Business Process Management describing the problem companies face when they bring in outsiders to conduct reviews. Click here to access.
Along with the webinar attendees also receive a copy of a compilation of my articles on the subject published in the Daily Gleaner.
In much the same way, we also assembled a compilation of strategy articles from past columns. Access them here.
Over a period of several months in 2016-17 we undertook data gathering for a brand new study of Jamaican Professionals living and working in Trinidad. This unique content is available here and serves individuals or companies venturing into the twin-island republic to seek business opportunities.
This webinar will shortly be published in the Gleaner in the form of an article, but it’s quite a different experience hearing us interact with a live audience. Click here to listen in.
A brand new guide was recently launched to help people who are experiencing “improvement overload” and are looking for help in deciding their next upgrade. Access it here.
This YouTube video gives some great hints on ways to maintain your expertise in a narrow area of professional interest. Click here to listen in.
My Brain Has Too Many Tabs Open!
If you find yourself distracted by too many stray thoughts, tune into this short video to see why it happens and how to fix the problem. Listen here.
As you may have noticed, this website has undergone a significant redesign. This shift happens to reflect the way the firm has grown in the past several years.
Framework started as a company focused on Business Process Reengineering and culture change to North American clients. Over time, its work in the Caribbean grew to the point where it’s international work became the primary focus. As this happened, the problem of knowledge worker productivity grew in importance and became one of the two primary focuses of the company.
The site has been updated to reflect these twin areas and we hope it gives you a clearer picture of the work we do with our clients.
One of the big gaps I have found in the time-based productivity world is the lack of help in the area of Total Task Scheduling. (If you are a graduate of NewHabits Foundations you may recognize this persona as a Green Belt in Scheduling.)
This is being remedied.
I’m finally returning to a commitment I made when I finished my book to create such a space – and it will be launched soon in the form of Schedule U – A School for Scheduling Everything. At the moment it exists as a placeholder where you can sign up for early notification when it goes live.
You may know that I do work for SkedPal, an auto-scheduling program. However, there are other solutions out there in the world which perform a similar function, plus people who have no interest in using an app for this function. This website will serve everyone, regardless of the tools they use.
Upon its launch, it will occupy a unique space which is brand new, hopefully helping many who looking for assistance in this area. The primary offering will be a 12 day training called “A Course in Scheduling” which will be offered for free.
You may be familiar with our 2007 study – “The Trinidadian Executive in Jamaica.” It remains the standard in practical, cross-Caribbean studies of cultural differences experienced by working professionals. (Download a copy here.)
On the heels of its success we are launching a new study: The Jamaican Professional in Trinidad.
If you are willing to be interviewed and/or surveyed anonymously, or know someone who might be, do let me know here.
Once again, the intent is not to generate academic data. We intend the final result to be a useful companion for Jamaican professionals hoping to make an effective transition to living and working in the twin-island republic.
Good news! My publication is available as a free download. It’s a deep dive into a question that many have puzzled over – Can Time Be Managed? Or, does time management exist?
Many have attempted brief answers to these questions but this is the first attempt to tackle it from multiple angles, using the lens of a variety of disciplines.
It’s available as a free download by filling in the form below.
This back-to-school month is shaping up to be a busy one for me at 2Time Labs.
I have four articles coming out that have been in the works for months – my free time over the summer was spent bringing them to completion.
The first was just released: it’s the second in The Notified Self series, focusing on a new requirement of modern professionals – they must set up alarms and alerts that tell them when emergencies are about to take place in their environment. As I mentioned in the first article, developers aren’t working together to give users a seamless experience. Instead, as users we must cobble one together that works for us and in this article, I offer some more specific help. It’s entitled: How to Set Up “The Warned Self” to Protect Your Peace of Mind.
The third and final article in the series focuses on The Informed Self and it will appear in the next few days.
I will also publish my multi-disciplinary, deep-diving answer to “Can Time Be Managed?” as a Special Report.
Around the same time you can expect an article geared towards designers and developers of task management apps. It should be of interest to anyone who uses task management software and wants the experience to be more engaging. Taking the ideas in my book, I apply them in a way that’s brand new… and the first of another three part series. I haven’t finalized the title of this first piece, but the working version is: What Task Management App Developers Can Do to Catch Up with Pokemon Go.
From the title you may see where this one is going!
But here’s the article to start with now – How to Set Up “The Warned Self” to Protect Your Peace of Mind.
This graphic was published in an article on Medium that shows how someone’s skills grow over time. It’s not meant to say that people move entirely from one technique to another – it’s more of a gradual phasing in of different techniques. Learning to Optimize Each Day’s Plan from the Controversy Between Listers and Schedulers [ Research]
2015 has been a year of change.
One of these changes marks the first time Framework has become involved in the development of a software application. While SkedPal is almost completed, I recently accepted an offer to join their Advisory Board.
It’s a unique opportunity – a chance to apply the thinking in time-based productivity in a very new way.
For more detail, and to check to see if the Beta Trial is still accepting new members, click here.
Trinidadian podcaster, Joel Millington, is breaking new ground by interviewing business leaders from the region and sharing them with young, aspiring careerists.
Tune into his interview with me here on CaribbeanMentors.com
On May 15th Framework had a successful launch of my book, Perfect Time-Based Productivity. For a short report of the evening’s activities, visit this link for updates – http://tt.newhabitsja.info/launch.
Also, I’ll be speaking at the HRMATT Conference in June in Port of Spain.
Recently I gave a Technical Talk at the PMISCC monthly meeting. It was a prelude to another speech I’ll be giving at the biennial conference in September.