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Work Smarter, Not Harder

Time Management for Personal & Professional Productivity

This course is a part of Career Success, a 10-course Specialization series from Coursera.

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
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Rating 4.3 based on 1,308 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4-8 hours of videos, readings, and quizzes
Starts May 18 (last week)
Cost $35
From University of California, Irvine via Coursera
Instructor Margaret Meloni, MBA, PMP
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Language English
Subjects Business
Tags Business Business Essentials

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easy to understand in 20 reviews

easy to understand, helps a lot excellent It's a valuable course in a very short time frame.

The teacher is articulate, thorough and the information is easy to understand.

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 I really loved it It is very helpful course that increase my knowledge alot Very Simple and easy to understand.

A great course, easy to understand with many tools which can help in career and work life Curso bel elaborado e com dicas boas.

Easy to understand and easy to follow, this course worth the effort, money and time spent.

Good and very useful tips kept simple and easy to understand for everybody.

Very easy to understand concepts, really makes you accountable for your time so that you make good work and home life balance easier.

cool stuff here Great Lector, Easy to understand and implement material.

Easy to understand, simple and effective.

It's easy to understand, and helpful.

Easy to understand and all the materials and knowledge offered will certainly be crucial for my professional career.

It's a good course, very easy to understand and practical content A nice quick lesson to show a helpful technique.

Very insightful, additional material- videos Easy to understand while giving a good introduction to the subject.

Really gave me some great ways to be more efficient with my time and O curso foi muito inovador e complexo, porque meus conceitos eram com base primarias e sem muito conhecimento, mas depois do curso estou mas preparado para ter mais abertura em falar sobre o assunto e conhecimento mais relevantes I thought this material of course very satisfied, and made student easy to understanding of this lecture nothing really new if you're aware of GTD, otherwise can be a good first course on the subject.

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highly recommend in 14 reviews

highly recommend great course Good reminders and tips!

Highly recommended.

Highly recommend anyone who wants to improve their time management.

Highly recommend!

I highly recommend!

I have been in the professional life for 4 decades now, but I still learned a few tricks that helped me get more transparency in how I spend my time.highly recommended.

At a basic level the course is highly recommended for starters, people passionate about time and work management and specially for whom who like to work smarter not harder.

Highly recommend it.

this course is highly recommended Important curse to learn how to identify priorities.

Highly recommended!

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manage your time in 10 reviews

After this course, you will be able to manage your time with more efficiency but you are the only person who can make the real difference :) Fantastic course to learn to manage your time and not let other people manage you.

Useful only to new professionals, I learned nothing new Good tips and techniques to better manage your time and priorities.

Good course It is a good course that gives you a general idea about how to manage your time.

i think it is very important to learn how to manage your time, I loved the topics and the teaching was just great, thanks so much The teacher seems really nice and explains things really clearly, however the content of this course is not as helpful as I believed.

Very nice tricks and insight to better manage your time and getting things done.Good course, achievable and worth the time spent.Thanks,Massimiliano its a great course Great course on understanding and managing time.

The course not only teach how to manage your time but also have consise and to the point explanation of different sub-skills needed in order to do that.I loved the course and would recommend everyone to gave a shot at it and save time.

B good and in Great for some how-tos and reminders of how to manage your time effectively.

It might be obvious to know how to manage your time, even when you dont manage your time.

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common sense in 13 reviews

Having been in a management role, this course was a nice bit of insight and mostly common sense.Enjoyable!

all the information covered, are pretty much common sense, and yet people do not pay attention to all the little things discussed in this course.

Much was common sense, although it was well put together.

This course helps bring common sense, real world principles back into the forefront of your mind.

The course is not bad, but I felt that it was just a collection of common sense advice.

简单有效 useful course A few helpful tips but most of the stuff seemed like common sense.

Very useful, common sense solutions!

Just a bunch of common sense statements.

A lot of what was discussed seemed common sense to me, which is to say that it seemed a bit obvious and didn't really add much value.

Things that you think are common sense, but when heard out loud and broken down into simple digestible thoughts, it makes so much sense.

Excellent Very good, common and not so common sense approaches to managing time which requires some introspection and understanding of the self to properly execute I loved the practical tips on how t improve my productivity.

The instructor is wonderful, but the class is mostly common sense stuff and lot of filler for a class that is suppose to be about managing time efficiently.

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learnt a lot in 5 reviews

I learnt a lot about my bad habits from this course and it really helped me implement strategies in to my everyday work life to minimise stress!

I have learnt a lot from this course.

i had learnt a lot I have learned a lot of this great course.

It really changed the way I am using my time and made my life more organized excellent, It is very helpful, I learnt a lot ,It boosts me to work efficiently in my career.

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time more efficiently in 5 reviews

great tips for productive work This class provided me with new techniques for me to use to manage my time more efficiently.

I use taught methods and could manage time more efficiently.

رائع This course is useful for me as I learn how to manage my time more efficiently and its worth doing this course Learn a lot Excellent course with lots of knowledge .

I've learnt how to use my time more efficiently and learn the lies behind the need to multitask!

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too basic in 8 reviews

Too basic!

GOOD Too basic Good as it was short and sweet Interesante, es como una especie de curso motivacional para poder clasificar mejor el tiempo con organización y ya.

Good tools for time management This course is too basic and superficial.

The presenter was good but the course was too basic and barely an overview.

It is too basic content, I can't imagine an specialization with material that basic.

Too basic a course Excellent Is important vision of our day of day in a job and life organization.

Excelente curso I found it very interesting and useful Thank you very much Thankx a lot Very helpful and awesome Too basic.

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real life in 7 reviews

The instructor shares little things that make big differences if you practice in your real life.

this is really useful Good one practical suggestions about saving time and being productive Good course, good techniques which are helpful in real life.

There are some specific tips for improving your efficiency and it supported by some real life ex It helped me understand why multitasking is doing no good to my career.

i like it is very important to know the problems of multitasking and tools for better time planning An excellent instructor and lecturer The curse has great content to learn and can be used in real life at work.

It is not easy but not difficult for everyone to understand and apply for real life.

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bad habits in 6 reviews

unfortunately, this course didn't tell us how to overcome some bad habits in self management, like procrastination.

It made me consider a lot of my bad habits which resulted in bad time management.

!, the concepts and techniques are very usefull and simple to apply This course points to good soluitons to nowaday's common bad habits, like procrastination or multitasking, and some of the strategies are very applicable the my work environment (not all because of hierarchical and cultural differences).The only point I would like to change is the teacher's tone of voice.

You can do it in one or two days.Basically, it's a bunch of tips to get your job done and be organized, keeping away some bad habits.

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already knew in 6 reviews

Already knew the techniques.

It's time management I already knew but didn't know how to organize it.

The course is still a bit short making it frustrating because 50% of what was taught I already knew.

Maybe I already knew too much about project management.

Mostly things I already knew but it made me more aware of them so well worth it.

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doing things in 6 reviews

What I was impressed was the supplementary reading linked to an online article - you are not doing things by saving time but the time will save itself if you Most of the content was already known to me, and in my opinion it scratches at most the surface.

I am also encouraged to be more organized in order to also help in doing things efficiently.

By studying these statistics I could re-arrange my time of doing things, prioritizing myself and discipline myself.

Thank you for teach us awesome strategies for doing things smarter Clear and easy to understand.

I found myself doing things on other tabs on the last two weeks because she couldn't keep my attention.

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most important in 6 reviews

Short but powerful course, the most important thing is YOU, start today and change your habits, be focus and discipline!

I think the best quality of this course is that it is a short course, which bolds the most important facts in our mind.

An excellent presentation with concise contents the most important information about time and task mangement.

One of the most important aspects of multitasking that was not covered and that is really needed is how to multitask in a situation of "housewife" type of work.

I appreciated this course, It is one of the most important skills to success at workplace.I could study more about time management system.

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Rating 4.3 based on 1,308 ratings
Length 5 weeks
Effort 4-8 hours of videos, readings, and quizzes
Starts May 18 (last week)
Cost $35
From University of California, Irvine via Coursera
Instructor Margaret Meloni, MBA, PMP
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Business
Tags Business Business Essentials

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