Welcome to your fresh new Friday habit, the Work Management Friday Roundup — a collection of articles we've spotted over the course of the week that will help you manage your workload, be more productive, and simply become an awesome contributor to your team.
How the CIA Makes Decisions: If you're facing a tough decision, then you may need this 5-step process created by a former CIA executive who, during his career, had to make difficult recommendations on some of the biggest threats to national safety.
Minimum Lovable Product: Startups take note: Instead of building the minimum VIABLE product, why not aim to build a minimum LOVABLE product? After all, investing in what customers will "love" instead of what they simply "need" makes good business sense.
Dread Opening Email? If you're one of those people who dread opening their email, then you could be subscribed to way too many newsletters. Or you just might be in a destructive relationship with email as the collaboration tool you can't let go of.
- Feel Like Giving Up? Here are some things to remind yourself when you feel like giving up, by productivity author James Clear.
- Productivity Challenged? Read 8 tips to double your productivity and learn how to cut down the number of meetings you attend, put all your work in one place, and more.
- Thumbs Down to Open Offices? The open office trend seems to be reversing itself. Consider these points before planning your new office.
- Do You Give Good Feedback? If not, learn the art of giving feedback. Because if your team doesn’t know what you expect from them, you are unlikely to get the performance you need.
- Do You Need a Portable Work Desk at Home? If you work from home and you're looking for an inexpensive work table that can be put away when not in use, consider a folding table.
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