27th April saw the launch of the Productivity Meet up at ThePlayce, 17 people had registered for the event and about 10 people attended the event.
Session started with a warm welcome and the brief round of introductions of the speakers and participants, the traditional style of ThePlace i.e. Introducing with name and adjective of the first alphabet of your name; Like Strategic Sachin and Awesome Arun.
The key speaker for the session where Trainer and mentor Arun Chitlangia of Training Tree and Sachin Chavan.
Sushant Kasbekar led the event, It started with explaining of the concept productivity, How it is applicable to everyone and How we can learn new things from different people sharing their productivity tips and tricks.
A complete roll out of the yearly themes was put forth on the chart, which gave idea to the audience which themes to expect on the coming months. Next pit stop for the month of May was – Productivity using Mobile apps. Sachin suggested that productivity in house or kitchen should also be taken a theme in future.
2nd Agenda item, was explanation of the session structure which comprise of Big sharing (hacks) from key speakers which will be of 20 min and Small sharing (hacks) from participant which will be for 15 min.
Sushant shared the topic which was close to heart, ‘Use of the covey’s matrix of urgent + important v/s not so urgent + not so important’ post his sharing.
Sachin initiated the discussion on which are the tools and methodology that others are using. Arun Chitlangia suggested that he uses simple excel sheet, he uses sort filter wisely to complete his daily, weekly and monthly tasks. Shekhar Gurav suggested use of Asana and Basecamp both of which are the popular collaborative task management, system which integrates with calendar. Arun Kumar suggested that he uses Seinfeld’s concept of chains, toodledo for tasks and Google tasks for projects and that their counter apps are also available on android apps which syncs beautifully.
Arun Chitlangia started his session, by sharing his experience and journey as a trainer. He conducted learning through game play which thought us lesson on how to appreciate other. Listen patiently and strike better conversation. He also taught on how to not run after money, but to care for others and provide answers to their problems, such that the money will come as by product.
In the open house discussion topic of ‘What do you do? And how do you use productivity tools in your life’ was taken in which sonakashi Pratap, Anand Mudliar and Shashnawaz patel each shared views and usage.
Challenge for the next month announced was – ‘How do you get the street view on your mobile phone‘
An appeal was made to participants and speaker to volunteer to support and carry forward the productivity meet up as a community event.
Feedback, received from the speakers and participant at the end of the session was,
- In one of the concept of ‘How to do XYZ? Is a initiative of new learning, whereas productivity is improvisation on the basic learning hence should be avoided so as not to dilute the productivity concept.
- While inviting people to share ensure that they share from productivity point of view.
- Discuss with speakers in length on what needs to be addressed and what does participant expect.
Finally we wrapped up with a thank you note from all and taking group pictures before signing off.