Productivity

5 ways to minimize distractions at work

February 19, 2016 Categorized in: Time Management

Research continually tells us multitasking decreases productivity rather than increasing it. By dividing your focus, you’re increasing your stress levels and decreasing your performance abilities.
Collaborating can help co-workers achieve many things, but if done incorrectly, it can tear groups apart, writes Elise Mitchell for SmartBlog on Leadership. Here are seven tips to make sure your collaborations are positive ones.
If you’ve been tasked with creating a job ad, collaborate with the hiring manager so you have all the information you need.

Best media tools for your career

January 12, 2016 Categorized in: Organizing

If you know which social media platforms are popular, you can use that knowledge to help you get ahead in your career. Here are the top five social media tools you should limit yourself to.

5 tools could kill your productivity

January 11, 2016 Categorized in: Time Management

Sometimes, technology might be making us less productive, according to Tomer Garzberg at Life­­Hack. Here are the top five tools that can inadvertently throttle your ability to get things done.

Key to juggling company social accounts

November 11, 2015 Categorized in: Organizing

If you’ve been assigned a role in managing your company’s social media marketing efforts, it’s important to find ways to keep from being overwhelmed so you can consistently help put the company’s best face forward online. Start by doing everything you can to keep things simple, says Catherine Wedgwood, marketing and communications manager at Getting Smart. Focus on doing a few things really well and follow these tips.
In today’s technology-driven world, a common question is “What laptop should I buy?” But maybe you should consider buying a desktop computer, writes Geoffrey A. Fowler, personal technology columnist for The Wall Street Journal. Laptops make up about 80% of the consumer market, but, according to Fowler, desktops still have a place. Here are six reasons why you could benefit from switching.

Managing your old-school ‘to-do’ list

November 4, 2015 Categorized in: Organizing

Whether it’s on paper, online or on a smartphone, many people still structure their work and home tasks via to-do lists. But how do you decide which item to tackle first? Use this tried-and-true process to manage competing priorities.

How to go paperless

October 21, 2015 Categorized in: Featured ArticleOrganizing

The concept of quitting paper and going all-digital has been around a long time, but companies have been slow to make the transition. But more appear to be taking the plunge, says tech blogger Paul Mah.

Time to tidy up your digital life

October 20, 2015 Categorized in: Organizing

Organizing your devices is an easy way to achieve organization in your life, writes Lifehack expert Louise Williams. These sorting tactics can help you organize your apps for easy access.

6 tips for learning to delegate

October 12, 2015 Categorized in: Project Management

It’s the flaw nobody really thinks they have—an inability to delegate effectively. Here’s how to do it right.

Keep your travel organized with apps

September 3, 2015 Categorized in: Organizing

Travel can become stressful quickly. Fortunately, there are plenty of free organizational apps to save the day—and they can save you money as well, writes Julie Kliegman for The Week. She recommends seven free apps that can make your traveling experience much easier.

Cloud computing made easy

August 21, 2015 Categorized in: Organizing

Cloud computing allows businesses to increase productivity and de­­crease costs, but moving into the cloud can be a challenge, says Rick Delgado, Life­­hack. These services can help smooth the transition.