With working from home now being the norm, productivity for all organisations is more important than ever before. It is essential that you have a dynamic workforce, which is motivated, agile and sees the benefit of success for both yourselves and your organisation.

With far-reaching limitations now imposed, UK workers are more susceptible to distractions at home, which can lead to time slipping away and productivity levels sliding.

This bespoke course will help identify the elements that impact effective time management, personality types, stress and much more. Learn about the different types of procrastination and how to combat them.

Run this course for your teams to acquire ways to structure to-do lists that help manage and complete tasks whether in the office or working remotely.

Learning Outcomes

  • Examine what makes us procrastinate and how it affects us 
  • Discover the two different types of procrastination and how to deal with them 
  • Learn strategies to help us feel motivated and focused 
  • Ascertain how our personality type affects productivity 
  • Understand how to identify dilatory stress in ourselves and others 
  • Acquire a practical tool to help us manage tasks and projects 
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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09:15 - 10:00

Introduction and clarification of learning outcomes

10:00 - 10:30

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 
10:30 - 11:00

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 
11:15 - 12:30


11:15 - 12:30

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 
12:30 - 13:15


13:15 - 13:45

Direct Procrastination

  • Habitual behaviour of direct procrastination 
  • Noticing ingrained patterns in the wider workplace 
  • The impact of direct procrastination in the working environment 
  • The potential to change the culture of direct procrastination 
13:45 - 14:00

Stress and ineffective working methods

  • Identifying stress in yourself 
  • Identifying stress in others 
  • Approaches to dealing with productivity stress in others 
14:00 - 14:45

Productivity personality types

  • Discover your productivity personality type 
  • Learn about the strengths, limitations and insights of each productivity type 
14:45 - 15:00


15:00 - 15:30

Productivity tool

  • Introduction to the tool 
  • Examining elements of the tool 
  • How the tool works 
15:30 - 16:00

Putting the tool to work

Exercise: using the tool in practice 

16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, evaluation and closing remarks