Time Management

4 ways to save time on tiresome tasks

Even if you’re not a chronic procrastinator or someone who’s easily distracted, you can probably think of plenty of tasks you don’t like to do because they’re tiresome. Still, you have to get them done, so find a better way to complete them with these tips from EZ-PR founder Ed Zitron.

Efficiency advice from busy CEOs

Reporter Jena McGregor compiled a list of the best tips shared by some of the world’s most powerful CEOs. Here’s a sampling of what they had to offer.

Practice the '5 zeros'

Here are “five zeros” that will simplify your work.

5 tactics to help stop procrastination

People who procrastinate often promise they won’t do it again, but they often go right back to putting things off, writes Jamie Rosenstein at Lifehack. Sound like you?

Where time gets lost at work

Today’s knowledge workers spend only 45% of their time on primary job duties. The other 55% is squandered on meetings, email and administrivia. Here’s what workers say causes lost productivity.

2 weekly emails save you hours at work

Most admins could cut some wasted time at the office simply by sending their bosses two standard emails a week, says project manager and IT consultant Robbie Abed.

Running behind again at work? 6 tricks

These days it can feel like you never catch up at work. The Washington Post’s career coach, Joyce E.A. Russell, offers tips to help you get caught up once and for all.

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 ...

1-Minute Strategies: September '14

Stop underpromising and overdelivering ... Fight stress and anxiety with a trip to an art museum ... Learn to distinguish between smart multitasking and being “on the fast track to burn out.”

Use your cellphone to get more done

For many people, their cellphone is an extension of their arm during the workday. Some consider the device a distraction, but can it also be useful and increase productivity? For Lifehacker writer Mihir Patkar, the answer is yes.