Can Time Tracking Apps Improve Your Team's Performance?
Monday, 20 February, 2017
Productivity

Can Time Tracking Apps Improve Your Team's Performance?

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...
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The Unexpected Benefits of Shaking Up Your Work Routine
Monday, 30 January, 2017
Productivity

The Unexpected Benefits of Shaking Up Your Work Routine

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...
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How Workflow Management Software Can Be Your Secret Productivity Weapon
Wednesday, 18 January, 2017
Productivity

How Workflow Management Software Can Be Your Secret Productivity Weapon

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...
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Productivity Playlists Guaranteed To Help You Get More Done
Monday, 16 January, 2017
Productivity

Productivity Playlists Guaranteed To Help You Get More Done

  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...
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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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