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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Work Smarter, Not Harder: Time Management for Personal & Professional Productivity by University of California, Irvine

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About the Course

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...

Top reviews


Jan 24, 2020

This course was quite helpful. I work in a fast pace environment with multiple projects going at the same time. Planning the work, prioritizing and mapping progress was helpful. Thanks for the course.


Jun 14, 2017

Excelente, parece un tema muy sencillo pero la verdad cuando te empiezan a explicar lo sencillo que puede ser mejorar la productividad uno cae en cuenta de que había estado malgastando mucho su tiempo

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By Mona S

Jan 27, 2023

Extremely happy to take this course. It was easy to follow, the videos were short and to the point. The reading material was succinct, well-written, and backed by field experts. Loved the tools and extra reading material provided.

By shahid e

Dec 1, 2022

One of the best time management course out there on internet. I would highly recommend this if you want to manage time properly. There are many tools that are being shared here that will solve the time management problems easily.

By Adriane A

Jul 9, 2020

This course is absolutely amazing! It gaves your effective ways to improve your productivity by analyzing your own habits and creating strategies to achieve career goals in a comfortable position. I'm very thankfull for the help!

By Gupta G K

Apr 20, 2020

Thank you very much for making me aware for the things which I should have known in the first place when I was in college. But, as it is said better late than never.. I feel I have really spent my time in good learning experience

By Rogerio d S O

Jan 4, 2020

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

By kailash w

Nov 26, 2020

I am very grateful for learning to this course Thanks to Margaret mam and university of California for such valuable course provided to learners. This course information is very useful in working environment and planning of work

By Sabina D

Jun 27, 2020

It very informative and interestingly highlights the basic daily time management mistakes we do in our everyday lives. Well-taught out content and great presentation and illustrative examples by instructor. Thank you, Margaret!

By Priya V

Sep 28, 2015

Wonderful learning experience, a must-be for anyone who wants to be more organized and get more done during a day. Highly recommend! The lectures are short very well structured. Thank you for bringing this to Coursera UC Irvine!


Dec 28, 2020

I found it very interesting and very useful, it helped me understand some habits that I have developed and they reduce my overall productivity. This lesson gave me the tools I really need to move forward. Thank you very much !!

By Khris R

Oct 31, 2020

I learned so much about time management. One of the takeaways here is that multitasking is not the most efficient way to achieve the accomplishments of your goals but you should know your priorities. Thank you for the learning.

By Gaurav P

Apr 18, 2020

I had learnt a lot! Thank you, Coursera. Your Contents, Methods and techniques are ways better than any other similar platform. This course actually tells us how to preserve and manage time. How to work smarter and not Harder!


Oct 26, 2020

This course is very relevant to everyone specially for those who have been into the real world of employment. It's very helpful to all employees to be more competent and becoming a productive professionals with great manners.

By Nitesh G

Sep 30, 2020

Short, simple and sweet. A very basic understanding course but very effective in creating a productive and balanced work-life environment. Thanks to the creator, professor and university for designing such a beautiful course.

By Stacey A

Aug 21, 2020

I am impressed with the amount of skills I acquired from this course. It is amazing the number of things we do wrong, that causes us to be unproductive. So glad I took the time to take this course, it is worth the investment.

By Rajesh Y

Nov 2, 2018

It was a great experience of learning , Some times we miss the basics, now refreshed & will help us in our daily management. The contents were excellent & easy to understand.

Excellent videos & audio , No interruption at all .

By Eldar N

Aug 22, 2015

I would like to say big thank you to coursera team and universites of all over the world, for such a great cause and having a chance in participating in this course. I enjoyed the couse and very satisfied with my achievement.

By Stella K

Jan 4, 2021

Loved the energy of the instructor and all the important tips. Very helpful and practical course, it also combines work and personal life advices. Videos and readings proved to be very insightful. Keep up the great work!!!

By Vijaykumar .

Sep 15, 2020

This time management course showed me an oblivious path to develop

my career by increasing my productivity through time tracking, strategies ,etc...

This course will definitely sculpt one ' s confusions into a solution....

By Dominic

Nov 18, 2020

We spend between 8 - 10 hours in the workplace, but at the end of the day sometimes we can look back and realize we achieved little. This course will make you work in a more smart way and enhance your productivity level.

By Wella T

Oct 27, 2020

The course gives practical tips that helped me develop my skills in time management. Task tracking is really what I needed this time where online work is coming like non-stop. This course is really worth the time taking!

By Hadeel M R A

May 18, 2020

This course is one of the most enjoyable courses on the Coursera platform, as it makes you rearrange your thoughts and organize your lifestyle in an innovative way .. and I encourage anyone to take this lovely experience


Jun 28, 2022

El curso me mostro el camino a la organización y mejor administración de mis tiempos, sin embargo, es importante la constancia, espero lograr en un corto plazo aplicar todo lo visto en el curso. Saludos a todos y éxito.

By Rekha S

Jul 25, 2020

It was an excellent experience. The course is tagged very well with relevant examples which help in understanding the concept of task management, time management and planning office or personal work in an organized way.

By Rainer W

Apr 9, 2020

Great course for providing practical, implementable structures at work and in personal life to be more productive. It provides theory and most importantly the practical application of the research. Great course to take!

By Alan G A

Jun 17, 2020

I liked the short stories the resource person says in order to make the concepts clear. I am still remembering the difference between urgent and important and how to prioritise them. Thank you for the wonderful course