Time Management for Work

Various techniques for improving professional performance

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What you will get:

Learn about effective self-tuning techniques
Learn how time management helps in organising time for work and personal life
Be able to maintain a balance between efficient work and rest
Study time management techniques that can free up to 50% of your time
Find your "time wasters" and learn how to manage them

About this course

Everybody has 24 hours in a day, which they manage based on their tasks, desires and interests. They can use this time to effectively achieve goals or simply waste it. It all depends on a person. Yet, the time management techniques you will learn in this online course will help you make the most of your time!

You will find out more about fixed, flexible, and budgetable tasks, and figure out how to fit these three types of tasks into your daily schedule. We will teach you the rules of time budgeting and the fixed-flexible scheduling algorithm. Furthermore, you will see how to determine the time budget in your schedule for various types of tasks. You will learn to prioritise using the three-question technique, pairwise comparison, the Eisenhower matrix, and multi-criteria assessment. Time management will help you get more things done and be less tired at the same time. You will get the opportunity to become a more productive and happier person. After all, time management is not only about work tasks, but also organising your life.

Course structure

Lesson 1. Time management objectives

16:57 min
1 quiz
1 case
Being skilled in time management means using your time in line with your personal and work goals. It is the goals that give you an understanding of the final results and motivate you to move forward. In this lesson, we will discuss the concept of time management.

In the additional materials, you will find the Circle of Concern and the Circle of Influence. You will be able to fill it out using challenging topics and questions that you think about most often. Furthermore, you will study four time management techniques that will free up 50% of your working time.

Lesson 2. Time wasters

5:40 min
1 quiz
1 case
People most often waste working time when talking with colleagues on abstract topics, redoing poor-quality work, surfing on the Internet, looking for necessary documents for a long time, and so on. Factors that distract you from your workflow are called "time wasters" or "chronophages". We will analyse their typology in this lesson.

In the additional materials, you will find a template for compiling your own time map and get a detailed algorithm to help you learn how to keep time. Furthermore, you will be able to make a list of your own time wasters.

Lesson 3. Productivity techniques

5:32 min
1 quiz
1 case
You already know the types of time wasters and how to identify them. In this lesson, you will learn time management techniques that will help you reduce them and become more productive overall.

In the additional materials, you will find a checklist that will help you communicate better in instant messengers. We will also provide you with a list of productivity apps.

Lesson 4. Planning rules

5:56 min
1 quiz
1 case
A chaotic schedule and unsystematic performance of work tasks often lead to missed deadlines and stress, and as a result, cause fatigue, irritability, and even apathy. One way to prevent this is to plan ahead. In this lesson, you will learn how to make effective plans that will help you increase your productivity.

Additionally, you will study the GTD methodology, which will help you finish what you started. Moreover, you will find out more about the types of tasks that can be included in your daily schedule.

Lesson 5. Prioritisation methods

6:50 min
1 quiz
1 case
To rationally use your time resources, make the most of your time and achieve your goals, you need to set priorities correctly. We will teach you how to do this in this lesson.

In the additional materials, you will find techniques for prioritising tasks.

Lesson 6. Contexts and deadlines

6:21 min
1 quiz
1 case
This lesson focuses on a contextual type of planning. It is not associated with specific dates and times, but with certain conditions and circumstances.

For example, “When I go on a business trip to Moscow, I will take the documents to the company's headquarters." It is difficult to plan such things for a specific day if you don’t know when you will be in Moscow. You will also be able to create a personal contextual planning system.

Lesson 7. Task overview

5:06 min
1 quiz
1 case
Have you ever scheduled a task that needed to be completed later, but then you forgot about it and remembered only on the eve of the deadline? In this lesson, we will tell you why this happens, and how to organise control over the execution of workflow.

Additionally, you will receive a table template that will help you remember your regular tasks, monitor their implementation and find motivation every day.

Lesson 8. Self-tuning

8:37 min
1 quiz
1 case
Sometimes starting to work and tuning in to productive performance is extremely difficult. Especially if you have to deal with voluminous, complex and rather boring tasks. So, self-tuning methods from time management will help you cope with this issue. You will learn the most effective of them in the final lesson of the course.

In the additional materials, you will find 20 ways to restore your efficiency. Moreover, we will provide you with a list of questions that will help you solve unpleasant tasks.


Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate in your email. It will confirm the knowledge and skills you will have acquired.





Алена Сибгатуллина


Татьяна Миронова


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