Productivity

You’ve got too much mail

November 3, 2022 Categorized in: Organizing

According to a study by Adobe, we spend an average of 4.1 hours checking our work email each day. That’s 20.5 hours each week! Try these tips to control the situation.

Solve problems the Apollo 13 way

October 5, 2022 Categorized in: Problem Solving

Create calm out of chaos by remembering the story of Apollo 13.

Teams can do that?

September 7, 2022 Categorized in: Organizing

Q. I’ve found a list template that works for me in Teams, but I don’t need all the columns. How can I change it to fit what I need?

To delete or not to delete?

August 3, 2022 Categorized in: Organizing

Many of us have adopted a popular email maintenance routine: It’s called truly haphazard. Sure, we develop strategies. In moments of minimizing zeal, you might unsubscribe to a couple of things. Then, exhilarated, you might delete 100 emails. There might be a way of getting around this undignified cycle of failure.

10-minute organizing projects

August 3, 2022 Categorized in: Organizing

Too late for spring cleaning? You can still make a dent in all that clutter piling up at work and at home. In 10 minutes or less, you can tackle any of these tasks.
Procrastinators wait to complete a project for a variety of reasons. But what they all have in common is not planning for doing—and thus, they essentially plan to accomplish nothing. Here are tips to stop stalling.
How should you prioritize your workload? Well, maybe you just shouldn’t.
Using proper project management techniques will help you keep things on track and have eyes on ways to improve your processes. There are a few tech tools you have right in front of you that can help.
In many organizations, administrative professionals are the unofficial, de facto help desk people. People go to you because you’re always doing miracles, seem to be able to figure anything out and get everything done. Here are two techniques you can employ to make the most of the time you spend helping people and reduce the number of repeat performances necessary for a single issue.

6 password wrangling services

June 2, 2022 Categorized in: Organizing

Whether you haven’t yet used a password manager or want to try a different one, this quick list of some of the most reputable password managers might come in handy.
The challenge when people get together on a document is to maintain one voice so that the reader isn’t thrown by changes in tense, point of view, phrasing, word choice, structure and so on. Sometimes it’s even difficult to keep on the same point. Group writing is hard, and the more people involved, the more difficult. Here are some guidelines.

Where did the time go?

March 2, 2022 Categorized in: Time Management

For many admins, the thought of spending as much time analyzing the time it takes to do their work as it does to actually do the work is very frustrating indeed. Fortunately, there are several tech tips in this issue to help.

Make your to-do list more doable

March 2, 2022 Categorized in: Organizing

Try writing only the very next incremental action required to move an assignment forward.