Productivity

5 tips to avoid an inbox meltdown

April 6, 2017 Categorized in: OrganizingOutlook

If you tend to have an intimidating number of unopened emails in your inbox, here are some tips to get things under control before you reach a tipping point of chaos.
If your 9-to-5 routine is starting to grind you down, consider working with your biological rhythms. Know­­ing them will help maximize your productivity.
You may be one of those people who others go to at work when they need to unload problems, complaints or secrets. This can be pretty stressful, especially if you have a hard time setting boundaries.
If you’re in the club of those who seem to be at least 15 minutes late for everything, you know how embarrassing and stressful it can be. But there’s hope for you to change your ways.

Bring Lean methodology into work

March 2, 2017 Categorized in: Organizing

Lean methodology was adapted from the Toyota Pro­duction System and focuses on the elimination of waste within work.

Take back stolen time

February 22, 2017 Categorized in: Time Management

In the workplace, when being a team player is valued, if not expected, how do you deal with the people who abuse your time?

What is Agile project management?

January 5, 2017 Categorized in: Project Management

Rather than planning one long marathon to get the project done, Agile breaks it up into a series of short sprints.

6 apps for note-taking organization

January 5, 2017 Categorized in: Organizing

Ditch the pile of scrap-paper notes on your desk or kitchen table with these apps.

5 tactics to help stop procrastination

December 10, 2016 Categorized in: Time Management

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?

How do productive people get it done?

December 1, 2016 Categorized in: Time Management

Learn to maximize your time by following these productivity tips.

Do you own email, or does it own you?

December 1, 2016 Categorized in: Time Management

Email has a way of barging in, and it can hurt productivity by taking your focus away from other tasks.

7 tips for a successful holiday party

November 27, 2016 Categorized in: Project Management

Kathy Posey, office administrator at Strategy­­Wise, has advice for you based on her experience planning more than 20 such parties over the years.

Get past anger in the workplace

October 6, 2016 Categorized in: Problem Solving

Gossip and jealousy cause resentment and anger in the office. Here are some tips to get past it and return to making thoughtful workplace decisions.