Kat Boogaard (@kat_boogaard) is a Midwest-based writer, covering topics related to careers, self-development, and the freelance life. She is a columnist for Inc., writes for The Muse, is Career Editor for The Everygirl, and a contributor all over the web.
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 em...
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...
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...
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)...
Tick. Tock. Time seems to fly when you're not staring at the clock. That go-go-go mentality is all too easy to get sucked up in, which makes organization and efficiency all the more important. At least that's the philosophy of Spencer Johnson and Ken Blanchard. Their book The New One Minute Manager guides management teams on balancing their focus between employee success and business results in an efficient yet compassionate way, which easily makes this one of the top project management bo...
Today is Friday the 13th, the subject of many an old school superstition and many a horror movie. If you're stuck in the office today feeling terribly unproductive and a tad superstitious as to why, then we're here with the Work Management roundup to turn your horrible day into a day for productivity education. Read on for more inspiration!
The Superfoods That Are Actually Superfoods (Medium): Are there foods that can really help you focus on your work right now? Yes! Dave Asprey lays out...
Today we're introducing six new Custom Field formats so you can more effectively track the information you need for your projects.
Now in addition to the original dropdown list and text formats, you can select from 6 new formats:
1. Checkbox. Use this Field for yes/no criteria such as "Critical mission" to mark important tasks that require executive review.
2. Number. To make it easier to work with numerical values, we've added separate fields for text and number values.
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). Black ou...
You know all about Pomodoro, GTD, and 80/20 — and you're either a huge fan, or they've left you cold. Here are a few new productivity and task management techniques to help you be super productive without burning out.
1. Jerry Seinfeld's "Don't Break the Chain"
Yep, that Jerry Seinfeld. Turns out, he's been sitting on a secret to daily productivity for years, and recently it's attracted a lot of attention.
Here's how it works:
You'll need a red marker and a calendar to display in...
If you read our first batch of productivity proverbs, you may remember that a picture is worth 1,000 words. So, without further delay, here are 5 more proverbs to get your productivity juices flowing on those days when all you want to do is crawl back into bed.
6. “An hour in the morning is worth two in the evening.”
Wrike recently conducted a survey to determine work how different lifestyle habits play a role in workplace productivity. We found that the proverb exists for a reason; only...