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

2019/2020
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
3
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 2 модуль

Преподаватель

Course Syllabus

Abstract

Work smarter, not harder: time management for personal and professional productivity is a two-module course designed for undergraduate students of the Foreign Languages and Intercultural Communication programme. To fulfill the requirements of the course students need to have a good command of written and spoken English (required CEFR language proficiency level is B2). Time management is considered to be a skill that should be mastered by all the individuals at all levels and in all walks of life. Some people keep extremely busy schedules that arise out of their educational requirements, office work, job duties or household chores. In order to avoid feeling stressed or pressurized due to work, it is required to effectively implement time management.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Gain and apply your knowledge and understanding of personal and professional awareness, organization and commitment; Learn how to use specifically designed tools, methods and techniques in goal setting, prioritization, scheduling, and delegation to overcome time management challenges and enhance productivity.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • describe productive VS. unproductive work
  • Gain understanding of the notion ‘work-life balance’; keep track of your time; calculate your strategic reserve time
  • Estimate how much time is needed to complete every work item; effectively manage communications; understand your most and least productive times of day
  • be able to manage multitasking
  • learn three ways a plan makes you more productive
  • learn how to break up your work, prioritize tasks
  • be able to create a work plan
  • be able to identify specific time management tools and use them effectively
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Smart Work Habits Just Don't Happen
    What is smart work? Habits. How to make habits.
  • Time Is the Most Limited Resource
    Time Is the Most Limited Resource.' work-life balance’. strategies to reserve time
  • Little Tips That Make a Big Impact
    Little Tips That Make a Big Impact. Managing communication. Most and least productive times of day.
  • Let's Bring It All Together
    Let's Bring It All Together. Manage multitasking. Specific time management tools.
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Research portfolio Task 1
  • non-blocking Research portfolio (Task 2,3)
  • non-blocking Examination
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.4 * Examination + 0.3 * Research portfolio (Task 2,3) + 0.3 * Research portfolio Task 1
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Cyril Peupion. (2011). Work Smarter: Live Better : Practical Ways to Change Your Work Habits and Transform Your Life. [N.p.]: Peupion Pty Ltd. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2001819

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • AEON, B., & AGUINIS, H. (2017). It’s about Time: New Perspectives and Insights on Time Management. Academy of Management Perspectives, 31(4), 309–330. https://doi.org/10.5465/amp.2016.0166
  • Rydén, P., & El Sawy, O. A. (2019). How Managers Perceive Real-Time Management: THINKING FAST & FLOW. California Management Review, 61(2), 155–177. https://doi.org/10.1177/0008125618818840
  • Samuel, A. (2015). Work Smarter with Social Media : A Guide to Managing Evernote, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Your Email (Vol. [Academic Subscription]). Boston, Massachusetts: Harvard Business Review Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1815080
  • Stack, L. (2013). Time Management : How to Control Your Day in an Uncontrollable Workplace. Highlands Ranch, Colo: The Productivity Pro, Inc. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=619623