Time Management

Ask 3 questions to streamline workload

You’ll be more efficient and productive if your efforts are focused on the right things, says leadership coach Tanveer Naseer. To streamline your workload, ask yourself these three questions.

Why cats manage their time better than you do

Here's a glimpse into corporate speaker and trainer Fred Kniggendorf's methodology for keeping the clock—and your co-workers—from stifling your productivity.

Make the first 15 minutes at work count

Productive people start their workdays with actions that will keep them productive throughout the day, writes Yong Kang Chan for Lifehack. Here are a few favorites.

How to create a more efficient workday

To organize your workday and make yourself more efficient, it’s important to focus on three aspects of your work life: time, space and mind-set, says David Lavenda, at Harmon.ie.

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.