Smart Work is a practical productivity book aimed specifically at the busy executive in the 21st century workplace. Smart Teams aims to build on the personal productivity focus of Smart Work, and to help leaders, managers and supervisors create a culture within their team that will allow productivity to flourish.


Give your next conference or team offsite a productive and practical boost with one of our powerful keynote speeches. Help your team to manage their sense of overwhelm and to get more of the right work done proactively. Dermot inspires participants to reboot their mindsets and their systems. 


Dermot has a highly inspiring yet practical approach to productivity in the modern workplace. His passion is creating real behavioural change, and has developed a system for working productively that is applicable to anyone working in today’s busy, email driven workplace.

Adapt Productivity is a Sydney-based training company founded by Dermot Crowley in 2002.

Over a number of years working with corporate clients, he observed the rapid emergence of productivity technology and the failure of traditional time management techniques to keep pace. Dermot started Adapt to provide a modern solution to productivity in the 21st century workplace.

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Smart Teams | Communicate, congregate and collaborate more effectively than ever

due for release May 2018

Smart Teams will help your team to go beyond personal productivity to enhance team productivity. Building on the concepts presented in Smart Work, which focuses on personal productivity, this book shows you how to turn unproductive team behaviours that create friction into ‘superproductive’ behaviours that promote flow. Productivity is, at its core, a leadership issue — and this book provides practical guidelines that help you build a culture where productivity thrives.

Email noise, unproductive meetings and poorly organised projects can stifle creativity and disrupt everyone’s workflow. But by creating team agreements that raise awareness of the negative impact of our behaviours, you build the desire and capability to change. This book is packed with tips, guidelines and expert insights for leaders and managers at any level.

  • Foster a culture of ‘superproductivity’
  • Create a set of Smart Team principles to guide cooperation
  • Run fewer, shorter and more effective meetings
  • Collaborate more productively on projects
  • Reduce urgency, interruptions and email noise

People want their work to matter, they want to make an impact and they want to do it all with a healthy work-life balance — productivity is the key to making it all happen.  Smart Teams shows you how to implement the culture shift that will allow your team to flourish.

Due for release May 2018.