Tag: productivity

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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Lose the Cubicles: 5 Reasons to Embrace an Open Office
Tuesday, 27 December, 2016
Collaboration

Lose the Cubicles: 5 Reasons to Embrace an Open Office

Open floor plan offices are taking over traditional workspaces, breaking down flimsy cubicle walls and strengthening the camaraderie of your team. At apartment-finding service ABODO, we know how important your space can be. That’s why we recently upgraded to an open-concept office ourselves, with department “neighborhoods,” a work-free theater room, seating spaces, and plenty of private office spaces for meetings and phone calls. Other than that, everyone — CEO and executive team include...
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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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Top 7 Questions That New Wrike Users Ask
Thursday, 22 December, 2016
Wrike Tips

Top 7 Questions That New Wrike Users Ask

Learning a new software is always a challenge. It's like starting a new habit or a new workout routine (so they say). You have to learn the lay of the land — what to click on to get what you want — and you have to figure out the most efficient way to get the new tool to accomplish your old routines. Part of that learning process involves asking the right questions. Here at Wrike, our customer success and implementation teams field questions about our project management software and he...
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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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How to Improve Your Social Media Marketing Productivity
Thursday, 8 December, 2016
Marketing

How to Improve Your Social Media Marketing Productivity

Social media marketing can be extremely time-consuming. Monitoring mentions, responding to comments, managing your engagement on multiple profiles and doing everything possible to ensure you get the best results from social media—it all adds up to a lot of time spent using and switching between different apps. A good social media management tool can save you a lot of hours, while also improving your results. This infographic lists 5 top social media management tools on the market righ...
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How to Work Effectively: 13 Simple Strategies to Work Smarter
Wednesday, 16 November, 2016
Productivity

How to Work Effectively: 13 Simple Strategies to Work Smarter

No matter what your job or industry, we all want to learn how to be effective at work and achieve our professional goals. But true productivity is more than simply checking tasks off a to-do list—it’s about doing more of what matters. Luckily, all it takes is a few adjustments to your daily work habits to see an improvement, so start with these simple tips and watch your productivity soar.  13 Ways to Be More Effective at Work  Trim Your Task List  We all know how paralyzing it can be...
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Why Your Messaging App is Killing Your Productivity
Thursday, 10 November, 2016
Productivity

Why Your Messaging App is Killing Your Productivity

Don't kid yourselves, folks. Despite what the marketing materials tell you, the answer to office productivity does not lie in yet another chat and instant messaging app. This topic reared its head in our office when we transitioned from using Skype on an individual basis into HipChat, a proper enterprise-level tool that was managed by admins. But then we soon outgrew it and moved to Slack. Everybody was instantly awed by its features and integrations, with some advocates even venturing...
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