Office Technology

‘Big Brother’ may be reading your inbox

October 6, 2008 Categorized in: Outlook

Ever wonder whether your boss is looking over your shoulder as you write e-mails? Your boss just might be. Forty-three percent of employers store and review employees’ e-mail messages, reports the American Management Association. Here’s how to e-mail without worry.

Pay check

October 6, 2008 Categorized in: InternetSalary

Before you head into your boss’s office to discuss a raise—or negotiate salary with a new employer—figure out how much you should be paid. Here’s how.

Do your job like a master geek

October 2, 2008 Categorized in: InternetTime Management

What are the best online tools to help you get things done smarter and faster? Gina Trapani, lead blogger for and author of Upgrade Your Life, is an expert at helping people master modern technology. Here’s how everyday Joes and Janes can be like master geeks, she says …

Get going with online travel aids

October 2, 2008 Categorized in: InternetTravel

Plan trips more easily with these online tools: Farecast, Google Maps and Inside Trip …

Become an e-mail ninja to survive

September 5, 2008 Categorized in: OrganizingOutlook

Is it possible to clear out an e-mail inbox—and keep it clear—daily? Yes. But you must be willing to change your behavior, says Michael C. Hyatt, president of Thomas Nelson Publishers, who writes on his blog about taking control of his own inbox.

1-Minute Strategies: Sept. ’08

September 5, 2008 Categorized in: OutlookTime ManagementWord

Turn feedback into behavioral change … Save paper by using “Shrink to Fit” and rid yourself of those few lines of text that spill over to the next page … Don’t give short shrift to complex e-mail messages.
To do your job well, you probably need to remember a gazillion things —and the same goes for the others on your team. Wouldn’t you love to share all that knowledge and expertise? One idea: an e-mail newsletter just for your admin team.

Cater your writing to ‘skimmers’

September 5, 2008 Categorized in: InternetWriting/Editing

The Internet is changing the way we read and think, asserts a recent article in The Atlantic Monthly titled “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” So what does that mean for you? Cater your writing to skimmers.

Google search tips

September 5, 2008 Categorized in: Internet

Go beyond ordinary searching with these handy googling tips.
Ever receive a spreadsheet where someone entered the entire field in ALL UPPER CASE? How do you change the field to upper and lower cases?
Think before you click.That’s the in-a-nutshell advice of Will Schwalbe, co-author of Send, a book about how to write the perfect e-mail. Here are three of his best practices.
For the boss whose drawers and briefcase are whitened with business cards and receipts, it might be time for this tech solution: Neat Receipts ( ).

Cool Google tools

July 1, 2008 Categorized in: InternetTravelWord

Here are three productivity tools from Google that are worth trying.