Get Smart: 7 Simple Ways to Improve Your IQ (Infographic)
Tuesday, 10 January, 2017
Productivity

Get Smart: 7 Simple Ways to Improve Your IQ (Infographic)

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...
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Get Organized in 2017 with Free Excel Calendar Templates
Wednesday, 4 January, 2017
Productivity

Get Organized in 2017 with Free Excel Calendar Templates

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...
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How to Keep Employees on Track with a Time Management Calendar
Tuesday, 3 January, 2017
Productivity

How to Keep Employees on Track with a Time Management Calendar

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...
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The Simplest Productivity Tip: Get More Sleep (Infographic)
Monday, 26 December, 2016
Productivity

The Simplest Productivity Tip: Get More Sleep (Infographic)

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,...
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4 Tips to Improve Your Time Management this Holiday Season
Wednesday, 21 December, 2016
Productivity

4 Tips to Improve Your Time Management this Holiday Season

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)...
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7 Ways to Bring the Holiday Spirit to Your Office
Thursday, 15 December, 2016
Productivity

7 Ways to Bring the Holiday Spirit to Your Office

  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...
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UK Businesses Are Struggling to Close Productivity Gap with Their European Counterparts
Tuesday, 6 December, 2016
Collaboration, Productivity

UK Businesses Are Struggling to Close Productivity Gap with Their European Counterparts

Over the last year, the number of IT tools and apps used at work has increased for nearly half of people working in offices across the UK, and the majority now juggle between three and six different types of desktop software, web applications, and mobile apps. This trend among UK workers however, falls well short of that seen among its Continental neighbours France and Germany, where adoption of digital tools has grown much more substantially. According to the Wrike Digital Work Report 20...
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10 Ways to Beat Deadline Stress (Infographic)
Thursday, 17 November, 2016
Productivity

10 Ways to Beat Deadline Stress (Infographic)

Did you know that the term "deadline' hails from 19th century civil war prisons in the U.S.? It was originally used to describe a physical perimeter beyond which prisoners were not allowed to go. And if they did... they would be shot. That, dear friends, may just explain our mortal terror when faced with deadlines today. To say that deadlines cause stress is an understatement. Some people say the stress that deadlines give them makes them more productive, and can perform much better w...
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