Meetings. Emails. Reports. Deadlines.
If you're staring down a mile-long to-do list and thinking, "I don't want to do any of this. I wonder what's new on social media?" — then keep reading.
With so many demands on your time and attention, what wouldn't you do for a few extra hours each day? But before you go buying tomato timers and shiny new productivity apps, know this: getting more done doesn't require complicated habits. The secrets to greater productivity are surprisingly simple. ...
We blogged about habits recently: how examining your cemented routines and proceeding to shake things up if they don't make sense has a positive effect on your productivity, focus, and even creativity. It's important to occasionally reassess what we do on auto-pilot so that we trim the fat and keep only what is helpful.
Otherwise, we might end up with a tech addiction like Andrew Sullivan's, founder and writer of political blog The Dish (formerly The Daily Dish). He recently wrote a 6...
When I first broached this topic to coworkers, the reactions were strong.
"We complain about work because it's work!" said one.
"If it were fun, it wouldn't be work," said another.
"Work is the one one thing you can whine about at a family dinner," said a third. "Better than politics or religion, anyway."
Researchers say we complain approximately 15 to 30 times a day, which if you spread it equally between the (approximately) 16 hours of wakefulness we enjoy, means we complai...
Solving complex problems may be difficult — but it doesn't have to be excruciating. You just need the right frame of mind and a process for untangling the problem at hand.
Luckily for you, there are plenty of techniques available to solve whatever problems come at you in the workplace.
When faced with a doozy of a problem, where do you start? And what problem solving techniques can you use RIGHT NOW that can help you make good decisions?
Today's post will give you tips and tech...
One of the biggest challenges a project manager faces is finding ways to monitor employee progress on tasks without micromanaging or needlessly interfering. After all, who does their best work when they feel like a superior is constantly looking over their shoulder? On the other hand, an organization that doesn't have transparency into how workers spend their time can be caught by surprise when there's a major setback or delay.
For many businesses, time tracking apps have emerged as vit...
Your alarm rings at 7:15 each morning. On autopilot, your right arm flies out from under the covers and hits that all-too-tempting snooze button just one time. When it blares a second time, you scroll through your emails on your phone, finally peel yourself out of bed, and get ready for the day. You make a cup of coffee, grab a banana, and head out the door.
It’s the same routine every single morning. In fact, your morning routine is so ingrained you’re almost convinced you could do it...
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...