The Business Friday Workbox® was designed to externalize the executive functions of our brain with visual cues for our work. This is accomplished by first identifying our thoughts as information that is composed of ideas, to-dos, and routine tasks. All of these thoughts are captured in written form so they can be sorted and containerized.
The Friday Workbox® divides these tasks into 4 kinds of work - new projects/ products, current projects/products, team communication & professional development, and routine job description tasks. This common understanding of the kinds of work aids team discussions and makes each kind of work more tangible.
Companies will benefit by learning and using a system that is repeatable, not only for each position, but for each team. And within this system, there is a shared language that all team members will understand regardless of their individual work. When this happens, team goals and projects will be easier to prioritize as well as move through the company.
By focusing and prioritizing the last 90-minutes of the workweek in dedicated planning time, employees learn to look ahead and plan for the next week. Allowing for reviewing of the current week’s work and creating a plan so that when they begin the next week, they won’t waste time planning for the week because the next week’s plan was already created.
The weekly habit of taking time to conduct weekly planning and focusing on the next thing that needs to be done is how naturally organized employees move projects forward towards completion.
The Private Business Friday Workbox® Coaching Program includes the materials necessary to use the system to its fullest potential with virtual live onboarding sessions, replays of the sessions, as well as four quarterly planning days. We know that during the year there is seasonal work and have designed this program to reflect this and equip companies to review each quarter in real time with the Friday Workbox® Planning Days.
Employees will have the benefit of learning the difference between their job description tasks and tasks related to projects within their department. Employees will move from reactive work of putting out fires to proactive work that is productive.