• Work Smarter, Not Harder: Productivity Masterclass

Learn how to streamline your work day, boost your productivity and retain a razor-sharp focus on what matters.


Do you feel overwhelmed by your workload? Do deadlines keep you awake at night? Do you find it difficult to cope with the constant stream of push notifications in your pocket? You might think the answer is to work longer hours and put extra effort in, but learning how to work smarter instead of harder will help you achieve much more.

Run by award-winning Guardian journalist and former Google content editor Lauren Razavi, this intimate masterclass will share useful insights and outline effective strategies to help you get your work done faster, maximise your productivity and achieve greater success in your career.

During this three-hour workshop, you’ll learn how to free yourself from the stress of an overflowing inbox, develop habits that minimise distractions, and prioritise what matters to you most – both personally and professionally.

This masterclass will help you to:

  • Harness research-supported strategies to become more productive and effective with your time and skills

  • Assess the scope of tasks you’re faced with and your ability to deliver on them without hesitation

  • Reject time-wasting distractions and manage unrealistic expectations with confidence and a smile

  • Reduce the stress associated with having a never-ending stream of emails and social media notifications

  • Recognise and overcome barriers to successful time management and work planning

  • Keep a level head and a sense of perspective in order to manage panic and prevent crises

  • Identify opportunities to assist you in striving towards your personal and professional goals, including development of the ability to delegate effectively

The course fee includes refreshments, VAT and booking/transaction charges.


Tutor Profile:

By the age of 23, Lauren Razavi had completed a creative writing MA at the University of East Anglia, won a national award for her writing and editing work, and been headhunted for a role in Google’s content strategy department. Her varied interests also took her to more than 30 countries before graduating, where she reported on everything from global development to architecture and design for titles such as The Guardian, VICE, The Atlantic, Wired and Harper’s Bazaar.

In 2016, Lauren cofounded Flibl, a Norwich-based communications consultancy that boasts a 10-person team and a global client base. From her first-hand experience of globe-trotting as a freelancer, juggling different roles simultaneously and launching a startup from scratch, Lauren will share her advice on building a successful career as part of the Flibl Masterclasses programme.

Interested in this masterclass but can’t make the dates listed above? Let us know by emailing and we’ll email you when we’re planning to run the course again.