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

University of California, Irvine via Coursera

41 Reviews 2997 students interested
Found in Self Improvement
  • Provider Coursera
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 2-4 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 4 weeks long
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Overview

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

Syllabus

Smart Work Habits Just Don't Happen

Time Is the Most Limited Resource

Little Tips That Make a Big Impact

Let's Bring It All Together

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Reviews for Coursera's Work Smarter, Not Harder: Time Management for Personal & Professional Productivity
3.7 Based on 41 reviews

  • 5 stars 22%
  • 4 stars 37%
  • 3 stars 29%
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Panos G
3.0 4 years ago
by Panos completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
This "class" is more like an hour long presentation split up into modules. And it's being charged $32 in the specification...really!?

The content was ok. It really isn't challenging in the least bit. It offers some interesting advice on how to improve your time management and avoid "useless" actions.

The instructor was hardly engaging. I found myself doing things on other tabs on the last two weeks because she couldn't keep my attention. I do know that these are videos and not actual interactions but she was repetitive, dull and the productions generally needs work to keep attention since the object being taught is really self explanatory.

Which brings me to my next point. The class in itself offers some good advice but it's not something you will miss out on. In my opinion, give it a go. Spend a couple of hours total time to finish the class get some good tips and move on.
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Muhammad K
3.0 2 years ago
by Muhammad completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
As far as MOOCs go, I have not seen a worse design. This course which is supposed to be taken over 4 weeks will actually take you at most around 2 hours to complete. The tips given in this course are quite basic and there is not any content that was new to me because you can find the same and better content for free on the internet. Therefore, paying for such a course does not make sense to me.

However, the tips given in the course are useful and their utility can not be denied. Try the course but I would suggest not paying for it.

The following topics are covered in 5-10 minute long videos:

-Importance of making a work plan

-Importance of tracking and estimating time

-How to avoid getting burnt out during your job

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Marko S
4.0 3 years ago
by Marko completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
For me personally this was 2/5 but I'd rate it 4/5 generally. As I'm from Finland, and no one works 80-100 hours per week here, I have difficulty imagining such conditions. Now I understand the term "wage-slave" better. If you are in that kind of situation, the tools and techniques in this course will surely work for you. Otherwise, maybe not so much.
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Rizwana S
5.0 3 years ago
by Rizwana completed this course, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
The course is great and helpful for individuals of all age groups, working at any level in a company or even managing their own businesses. The instructor is awesome in the way she teaches techniques with relevant examples. This kept me engaged to the course until I finished it.
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Vickey V
3.0 4 years ago
by Vickey is taking this course right now, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
I started the course, but it was a bit tedious. I am taking several other courses and decided to drop this one in order to make better grades in the others. Sorry.
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Anonymous
5.0 4 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This course is relatively short, straightforward, and simple. I did have some background knowledge on the topic, however I found this course to be very helpful in putting things into perspective. I appreciated the practical resources offered.
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Anonymous
5.0 4 years ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Focus on the main topic, simple, easy. Just as I need it! 100% recommended for those who want to improve their productivity and time management.
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Ul'yana Z
3.0 3 years ago
Ul'yana completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
Only for beginners in time management who know nothing about time saving tecniques. That is why I used it as a background sound for my housework. Unsatisfied
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Ayman Z
2.0 15 hours ago
Ayman completed this course, spending 1 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.
I think the major problem with this course is the poor presentation skills, such as monotonous voice and absent animation. In addition, it needs more real-live examples & activities.
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Anonymous
5.0 a year ago
Anonymous is taking this course right now.
I am expecting be a smart way work life

and same time expecting professional dovelopment

and be a leader in life style
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