Online course: Work Smarter, Not Harder: Time Management for Personal & Professional Productivity

Dates: any time

Duration: 5 hours

Rating: 4.4 / 5.0 out of 9803 ratings (see top rating courses here)

Participating countries: any country

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Organizer: University of California at Coursera


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  • $49 with certificate

Work Smarter, Not Harder: Time Management for Personal & Professional Productivity

This course is 2nd part of the Career Success Specialisation

You will be able to gain and apply your knowledge and understanding of personal and professional awareness, organization and commitment, and use the tools, methods and techniques that you have learned in goal setting, prioritization, scheduling, and delegation to overcome time management challenges and enhance productivity.

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

1. Learn to plan effectively to achieve your personal and professional goals

2. Learn to recognize and overcome barriers to successful time management

3. Identify specific time management tools and use them effectively

4. Manage resources both effectively and efficiently

5. Keep your sense of perspective to prevent and manage crises

6. Learn to delegate effectively

7. Learn to manage expectations and say “No” when appropriate


WEEK 1: 1 hour to complete

Smart Work Habits Just Don’t Happen

1.1 Productive vs. Unproductive Work 10m
1.2 Creating a Work Plan 4m

WEEK 2: 1 hour to complete

Time Is the Most Limited Resource

2.1 The Myth of Work-Life Balance 4m
2.2 Where Does the Time Go? 8m

WEEK 3: 1 hour to complete

Little Tips That Make a Big Impact

3.1 How Long Will This Take? 4m
3.2 Managing Communications 8m

WEEK 4: 1 hour to complete

Let’s Bring It All Together

4.1 Some Thoughts About Multitasking9 m

Improving your chances to Get a job series

This online course is one of the parts of the series “Improving your chances to get a job”, provided by University of California:

1 Project Management: The Basics for Success
2 Work Smarter, Not Harder
3 Finance for Non-Financial Professionals
4 Communication in the 21st Century Workplace
5 Online course – High-Impact Business Writing
6 The Art of Negotiation
7 Fundamentals of Management
10 Career Success Project

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