Teamwork tools: Save time and boost productivity

Use the latest productivity tools to improve collaboration.

Created by Simon Smallchua. Last updated, January 2020.

What you'll learn...

  • How to save time, improve collaboration
  • Reduce double handling by automating
  • Effective system implementation
  • Best practice examples
  • Simplify and maximise usage this course

  • Paid vs. free features, should you pay?
  • Hands on tour and tips in each tool
  • Things to avoid
  • Common process examples
  • How to change your culture / process

Course overview

This course includes

4 hrs course material

Helpful resources & articles

Templates to define your setup

Action plan for your business

Guided by expert facilitator

Course formats

In person workshop (4 hrs)

Remote workshop (Zoom)

On-demand video course

"Harvey has helped the One Roof team and the wider community get on top of our workflow tools to improve efficiency and collaborate effectively. We learnt features and certain settings that majorly improved the way we were using these tools."

Sheree Rubinstein, Founder, One Roof


Technology can be a powerful tool, but an equally frustrating and problematic one if used incorrectly. With more than 18 years of utilising technology in high performing teams, we’ll go through the features that actually matter and the ones you don't need to worry about. Our focus is on simplicity over complexity.

We’ll cover the fundamentals, best features of each tool, how they integrate plus provide examples of ways to use the tools in a team and workflow process. Importantly, we’ll go through the free-vs-paid features - and help you decipher whether you really need to pay.


  • Teams & technology - understanding when technology can help or hinder
  • 3 case studies - how they made technology work for teams
  • Be productive: Fewer meetings, more collaborative working & solo working
  • Slack - Setup correctly, role play as a team, free vs. paid, killer features
  • Asana - Setup correctly, role play as a team, free vs. paid, killer features
  • Google Docs - Setup, role play as a team, free vs. paid, killer features
  • Plan for your team - define way of working for your team
  • How to roll out for your team - stakeholders, comms, training, practice


  1. How teams can use technology
  2. Practical case studies of teams using it today
  3. Paid-vs-free: How much can you achieve on free plans?
  4. Basics and killer features: Slack, Asana, Google Docs
  5. Configure your set-up for maximum benefit, minimum hassle
  6. How to get around each piece of software

Who this course is for

  • Owners / founders
  • Internal marketing
  • Team leaders
  • Marketing contractors
  • Business strategists

Teams who have software like Slack, Asana or Google drive, but are either not using them or want to learn the best way to integrate them into their operations. 

This course if for people who want to create less work, not more: It's for teams of 3 or more and want to have fewer meetings, work more efficiently, reduce mistakes and produce better work. If you have free or basic access to one or more of Slack, Asana, Google Drive/Gmail/Calendar, CRM, this is the course for you.

You're busy, and know these tools can help your team, but don't know how to get the most out of them. You want tips and ways to create real change, not basic tutorials!


  • You work in an existing or new business
  • You work in a small-medium team with more than 3 people
  • You already or are considering using one or more of these tools
  • You have a very basic understanding of each tool

Course Options

We'll be in touch to confirm your booking, dates, prices and answer any questions you might have.

Online only



8 pre-recorded sessions. Start any time and learn at your own pace. (No expiry)

Group video workshop



Workshop your business in an interactive group video call. (Max 8 people)

Upcoming workshops

Dates to be released

In-person workshop



Workshop your business in an interactive face to face group. (Max 8 people)

Upcoming workshops

Dates to be released

Private workshop



1:1 session tailored to your specific needs.


Get in touch and we'll arrange a time that works for you.

Minimum student numbers

We only deliver each course if minimum students register, so please register your interest so we can bring the course to life :)

Workshop spaces limited

To provide the optimal learning experience we limit workshop sizes, so more time can be spent on your business, while giving you the opportunity to learn from others.

Lead Facilitator

Simon Smallchua, Founder

Simon has worked in technology and communications since he started building apps and websites as a developer at 19. He went on to lead teams and technology for companies in Australia and the US experiencing firsthand what works, what doesn’t and how the real-world application of technology will make or break it’s usefulness.

He’s run technology and marketing strategy teams, advising the biggest brands in the country, as well as managed and implemented smaller teams of 2-50. He’s won numerous national and international awards, presented at TED in Brazil and is a passionate believer in the power of business as a force for good.

He has a no-nonsense and relatable approach, and people have a tendency to leave his sessions feeling clear, informed and empowered to apply learnings to their team. He’s passionate about the details of technology, but more focused on the humans using it, ensuring it can make their lives better.

Facilitator profile

  • Digital, ecommerce & technology leader
  • 18 yrs advising with ASX 100 brands and start-ups
  • Data & digital strategy
  • Travel, automotive, retail, FMCG, charity, social enterprise
  • Founded several successful start-ups
  • Previous roles: Global CMO, Led-team of 35 digital strategists, founded first company at 19 yrs

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Booking confirmation

You only make payment once we have been in touch, confirmed details and are sure the course is right for you. If the listed dates don’t work for you, register and leave a comment we'll release more dates if there's interest.

Conscious business discount

We offer 30% off for businesses who are delivering on one or more of the UN's Sustainability Goals.

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We Work With Businesses Who Improve The World

We spend a lot of time thinking about ways we can help create a sustainable future for our planet and the people on it. Businesses have the power to be a constructive or destructive force, which is the reason we’re selective about who we work with. By helping conscious businesses grow, we can help them increase their impact.

So when taking on a client, we assess whether they contribute to one or more of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). If they’re destructive on any goal we won’t work with them. Simple.

We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we work and play and we pay our respects to elders past, present & future.