In order to work through the never-ending to-do list and juggle the multiple demands of others, we have to sort the urgent tasks from the merely important and make a habit of being efficient. A study from the University of California, Irvine found that employees were at their happiest when completing tasks efficiently, with a minimal sense of disruption or unnecessary obstacles. Since workplaces with a greater sense of positivity have been proven to have higher levels of productivity, there is every reason to put a high premium on effective work habits: making sure that assignments run smoothly, and leave those involved feeling energised and enthusiastic.

At The School of Life, we are committed to helping organisations develop a culture of greater emotional intelligence. Our psychology-led approach examines the barriers to efficient working – those unconscious stresses and unwanted distractions which get in our way and slow things down. Our training incorporates strategies to work past those barriers, giving participants specific techniques to avoid procrastination and focus more confidently on the task in hand. We also provide guidance on how to manage your time efficiently, how to design realistic schedules and determine those conditions which best suit your individual style of working.

In this two-hour session, we will:
  • Consider what makes getting things done difficult, including emotional and psychological barriers
  • Learn specific ways to adapt our approach to the task at hand
  • Look at strategies to help us choose realistic goals
  • Learn habits and techniques to beat procrastination
“There are a thousand hacking at the branches to one who is striking at the root.” Henry David Thoreau


Bringing together the expertise of entrepreneurs, psychologists, thought leaders and CEOs, and drawing upon The School of Life’s unique expertise in cultivating emotional intelligence, our Professional Workshops will equip you with the tools and strategies needed to thrive in the modern workplace.


This class has been formally accredited by the CPD Certification Service. Continuing Professional Development accreditation means this course has reached the required standards and benchmarks, and that the learning value of the class has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality. The CPD Certification Service provides recognised independent CPD accreditation compatible with global CPD standards.


Please note that we are unable to offer refunds or transfers less than 10 days before the event.