Organizing

Take all the tech help you can get

Technology gets some criticism as a time suck, but there are lots of tools out there to help you get more done in less time. Consider trying some of these suggested by TJ McCue, Small Business Trends.

A better way to deal with business cards

If you’re drowning in a sea of business cards, Alex Cavoulacos suggests going digital with CardMunch, a free application that turns business cards into iPhone address-book contacts.

Is it workplace hoarding ... or record-keeping?

Are work documents taking over your office? If your desk is covered, your filing cabinets are full and your email archive goes back for years, it may be time to ask yourself if holding on is hurting more than it’s helping.

1-Minute Strategies: March '14

Sweat your way to better negotiations ... Unplug to increase your productivity ... Clear out your wallet and travel light with Coin.

Get organized with AllThings

AllThings is a user-friendly application that can help you organize pretty much anything, Alan Henry writes. More than a checklist, it lets users create tasks, upload files, set up lists of projects and tasks, set deadlines and organize projects by tags and filters.

Secure information before making a sale

Don’t sell a computer without taking out the hard drive, and don’t sell your phone without similarly securing your personal information first, Dave Johnson writes.

1-Minute Strategies: Feb. '14

Do more math to achieve greater career success ... Do away with the idea that maintaining eye contact is always a good thing ... Rid yourself of email déjà vu with Google’s Canned Re­­sponses.

Reassert control over your smartphone

Just because they’re often hailed as productivity tools doesn’t mean smartphones are always helpful. How do you draw the line between what’s helping and hurting? Some experts offer their take on the issue.

Planning your first big event? Here's what you need to know

When you think of planning an event, does your stress level rise? Event planning can be difficult, but there are ways to make it less so.

Find focus in a workplace without walls

If your open office is driving you crazy and damaging your productivity, columnist and workplace expert Anita Bruzzese has advice to help you draw lines and train your focus in the absence of physical boundaries.