Productivity

Out-of-office message in Teams … Camera control … Lobby or no lobby?
Negative brainstorming, or reverse brainstorming, is just what it sounds like. Beginning on a negative note may sound a bit iffy, but this actually may be the direction our minds more naturally go.
How can I separate access within my own group in Teams when IT won’t let me create another team? … We’re migrating to Teams. Can we easily move DropBox files to our Teams Library?
Question: What are the elements of a successful project we should be shooting for and that we can list for ourselves as guideposts?
When you’re working out a problem with employees, vendors, or customers, making threats can be risky. People resent them, and you may decrease the likelihood of cooperation and even risk inciting revenge. Yet, as negotiation experts Adam D. Galinsky and Katie A. Liljenquist point out, threats can be effective—if you follow these three principles.
One of the easiest ways to add structure and organization to your workspace, files and more is to use color-coding. This typically applies more to paper files than digital files. However, many programs and task management tools allow you to add category colors so you can carry them over to your digital file management.
Well, first a little secret. It’s all SharePoint.
Is it time to get serious about killing your inbox clutter—not just deleting unwanted email messages but setting up ways of working that don’t create the clutter in the first place? Here are five tips to get you started.

Get your disaster procedures in order

April 7, 2021 Categorized in: Organizing

Whether you’re writing a procedure for how to route the mail or safely evacuate the building in the event of a fire, the process remains the same. A procedure is a procedure, no matter how big or small. Here are some sample disaster procedures you may want to include in your manual.

2 questions about sharing files

April 7, 2021 Categorized in: Project Management

Protecting shared Google Drive files … Transferring Dropbox files

Pet-proof that home office!

March 3, 2021 Categorized in: Organizing

With so many more of us telecommuting now, we’re having to adjust to some new co-workers: our pets. Here are some considerations that will make the workday more harmonious for you and your littlest colleagues.
As fast as technology changes, you may find yourself searching for instructional videos on how to use new applications and new features on old applications. In fact, you may spend just as much time searching and sampling information as you do using your tools. Here are some time-savers.

OneNote (or many?)

February 3, 2021 Categorized in: OrganizingProject Management

Restricting access in OneNote notebooks … The best way to support multiple people with OneNote