Posts, Productivity, Team Management
“There’s no ‘I’ in 'team'!” You may have heard this saying once, twice, or a thousand times. Whether during sports, a school project, or a business meeting, this saying has made the rounds to many individuals who find little motivation in a cliché spelling lesson. And although the technicalities may be true, the meaning just doesn't resonate. There is an "I" in team — many of them. And each individual can impact how the team functions as a whole.
Instead of drilling the overu...
Do any of these situations sound familiar?
You're completely focused, getting work done, and then your coworker taps you on the shoulder just to chat... and now you can't get back in the zone.
Your manager assigns you a new project, but it's such a large effort that you know you won't be able to make any real progress today... so you start working on something else instead.
The deadline for your collaborative project is two days from now, and suddenly your team member lets...
Your big project has a hard deadline in just a few weeks. You host a kickoff meeting with your creative dream team to discuss what needs to get done and when, while the attendees actively jot down notes and ask questions. A week later, during a status update meeting, you discover your team didn't quite understand the project after all. There's confusion around responsibilities, "completed" work has missing pieces, and some critical tasks haven't even been started. And then there's the team...
The inevitable has happened. It’s... that time of the day.
You've completely run out of steam. It’s impossible to focus. You find yourself staring out the window, poking around the kitchen, or reaching for your phone to check social media and text a friend. Your mile-long to-do list is hanging over your shoulder, but you just can’t muster the motivation to do any of it.
Give yourself a kick in the pants with these 50 simple productivity tricks and get your to-do list off your back....
For those of us staring down hundreds of unread emails each morning, the concept of inbox zero can start sounding like a mythical achievement — like finding the Holy Grail or stumbling across buried treasure. We look at our colleagues who regularly achieve it with a mix of envy and suspicion: there must be some kind of sorcery involved, right?
Give these 10 tips and techniques a try to not only accomplish inbox zero, but actually stay there. No magic required.
Trick 1: Use Tony Hsieh...
If your to-do list is like mine — longer than the Great Wall of China — you’re probably desperate for productivity tips and shortcuts to help you squeeze a few more hours out of every day. Since we’re all about boosting productivity here at Wrike, we’ve compiled a compendium of productivity hacks to help you zip through your to-do list in record time.
Without further ado:
1. Unplug. Put your phone on airplane mode or Do Not Disturb (or use an Android app like Shush)....
Ah, procrastination. We know we’ll regret giving in to its siren call, and yet it’s so seductive that most of us can’t resist. This infographic will help you understand the root causes of procrastination so you can start to withstand the lure of “I can always do it later…."
Arm yourself with these 8 strategies to fight procrastination:
Focus on the benefits. Look at the task as something that will improve your life, rather than a chore that must be completed.
Happy New Year! You're coming back from a nice long break from the office, maybe with a little extra cushion around your belly, and it's back to work and the daily grind. Problem is, your brain is still on vacation and you're feeling more than a little sluggish. How do you get yourself motivated and back up to speed? Start 2015 off right with these 16 motivation hacks.
1. "Just 5 minutes." Tell yourself you’ll only work on that dreaded task for five minutes, and then you can stop. If...