Working from home can lead to higher rates of procrastination, more distractions and potentially missing deadlines. 

At Understanding ModernGov, we fully appreciate and understand the challenges that you might be facing.  

This half-day virtual training course has been specifically designed to help you prioritise your work, manage competing deadlines and improve productivity. 

Attend this course to identify what you are doing well and where you would like to improve; explore the importance of proactivity when considering how to manage our time effectively, and implement tried and tested time management tools. 

All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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To speak to someone about a bespoke training programme, please contact us:
0800 542 9414
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09:30 - 09:45

Introduction and Clarification of Learning Outcomes

09:45 - 10:15

What Stops You Getting Things Done?

  • Ascertain your key areas of procrastination 
  • Identify your productivity blocks 
  • Discuss the impact this has on you and those around you 
10:15 - 10:30

What is the Impact of a Lack of Productivity?

  • How much time do we lose? 
  • What are the negative impacts? 
  • The benefits of productivity on the individual 
10:30 - 11:00

Indirect Procrastination

  • What are the two main types of procrastination? 
  • What causes indirect procrastination? 
  • Identifying indirect procrastination and its impact in your workplace 
  • 3 ways to deal with indirect procrastination 
11:00 - 11:10


11:10 - 11:20

Direct Procrastination

  •  Habitual behaviour of direct procrastination 
  • The impact of direct procrastination in the working environment 
11:20 - 11:50

Productivity Personality Types of Direct Procrastination

  • Discover your productivity personality type 
  • Learn about the strengths, limitations and insights of each productivity type 
11:502 - 12:10

Stress and Ineffective Working Methods

  • Identifying stress in yourself 
  • Identifying stress in others 
  • Dealing with productivity stress in others 
12:10 - 12:30

Productivity Tool

  • Introduction to the tool 
  • Examining elements of the tool 
  • How the tool works 
12:30 - 12:50

Putting the Tool to Work

Exercise: using the tool in practice 

12:50 - 13:00

Feedback, Evaluation and Closing Remarks