Time Management

Tuesday packs productivity punch

If work is getting done, it’s probably a Tuesday. By a wide margin, that’s our most productive day of the week, according to an Accountemps poll. Thursdays and Fridays? We might as well stay home.

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.

Fight back against procrastination

Like overeating, procrastination is challenging because it’s impossible to give it up entirely. While humans don’t need to smoke or drink alcohol, they can’t survive without eating and they can’t exist without putting off some tasks until later.

Your inbox holds the key to productivity

If your inbox is always overstuffed and you feel overwhelmed, you’re probably not get­­ting everything done, says Eliza­­beth Grace Saunders, founder of Real Life E Time Coach­­ing & Train­­ing. Here's what you should be doing instead:

1-Minute Strategies: Jan. '14

Get the most out of your breaks ... Practice “mind over mattress” to become a productivity super­­star ... Identify flights with Wi-Fi.

Simplify your day the easy way

The first few minutes after you arrive at work are critical to organizing your workday. Follow these three steps to coordinate—and simplify—your day's work.

Android users' lives just got easier

The Mini Tasker App is a free application that Android users can employ to make their phones operate on autopilot, says Lifehacker writer Alan Henry.

Manage time and cognitive resources

Learn how to budget your cognitive resources with these tips from Harvard economics professor Sendhil Mullainathan.

Tech fixes for your lack of focus

With so many distractions available via social media sites and other online pursuits, maintaining your focus at work is becoming in­­creasingly difficult. Luckily, there are applications to help you regain that focus.

The problem with extending deadlines

Any conviction you have when starting work on a project fades fast when word of a deadline extension comes through. The same problems you had the first time around loom even more the second time ...