We know what you’re thinking. Workflow management software a productivity tool? It’s just another needlessly complex software to manage, another app to learn, one more thing to potentially slow you down. But don’t click away just yet! It’s true that even simple workflow management software can give your team’s productivity a surprising lift.
By definition, a workflow management service is simply a tool to organize and oversee work processes. But the benefits of the best workflow manageme...
The classic 1937 Disney film Snow White coined the phrase, "Whistle While You Work" and everyone started whistling along. But were they really on to something? Does music actually improve productivity, or even... make work more enjoyable?
Some might argue that music helps the hours go by faster and keeps you focused, while others argue that music is distracting and makes it harder to concentrate. When considering whether music is more constructive rather than destructive for wo...
Is intelligence innate? Or can you improve your intellect with a little hard work?
Skills that constitute your IQ—like abstract reasoning, language skills, and identifying patterns and relationships—can all be developed with training. Some people may be able to build those skills faster and with less effort, but we all have the ability to improve our basic intelligence. In fact, Online Course Report shows that you can raise your IQ by almost 20 points in just 7 days.
Can going ve...
You’re back in the office after the new year, and you’ve already got a slew of ambitious new goals to hit. Before you know it, you have a jumble of meetings, appointments, and projects—and your poor calendar starts looking like a Jackson Pollock.
Keeping everything organized takes a lot of work! We've gathered this collection of free calendar templates for Excel to help you plan your time wisely, along with tips for effectively scheduling your day, your week, your month... and even you...
Business leaders know there is no resource more precious than time. However, staying on top of a loaded schedule can be tough for even the most seasoned executive or project manager. Passing on smart strategies for how to schedule your day to employees at every level of the organization is an even bigger challenge.
Positioning a business for success calls for leaders and employees to think about how each day's work can be directed to move toward long-term goals. That means making clear...
We're obsessed with finding productivity tips because we all want to work smarter instead of longer. But sometimes in the search for tactics, we opt for the complex and ignore the most sensible advice in front of us. Namely, sleep!
And no, we don't mean sleeping on the job, or napping in one of those tres chic napping pods. We mean planning your day so you get a good night's sleep and aren't running on empty during the work day. Sleep affects productivity directly. The more sleep you get,...
Staying on top of all your responsibilities can be trying any time of year, but the holidays are especially difficult. When you're stressed about travel plans, family get-togethers, and your gift-giving budget, it's often tough to maintain focus. However, those conflicts just make sticking to smart time management strategies even more important. Here are four ways you can step up your productivity and organization in time for the holidays... and the year to come.
1. Be Picky (but Nice)...
With the holidays quickly approaching, it's becoming more and more difficult to stay focused in the office. Instead of avoiding the holiday distraction and enforcing maximum productivity across your team, it's important to come to terms with the fact that the holidays are a busy time, and the month of December will probably not be the most productive month. *gasp*
We're not saying you have to pop the champagne and plan a holiday party tomorrow. There are other, less-expensiv...