Productivity

Make Dropbox even better

December 13, 2013 Categorized in: InternetOrganizing

By providing a secure place to upload and share files anywhere, Dropbox can help boost productivity both in the office and on the go. What some people don’t know is that there’s also a way for other people to upload files into it.
When a problem doesn’t respond to solutions that have worked for you before, unlock your creativity with these approaches.

Tech fixes for your lack of focus

November 14, 2013 Categorized in: OrganizingTime Management

With so many distractions available via social media sites and other online pursuits, maintaining your focus at work is becoming in­­creasingly difficult. Luckily, there are applications to help you regain that focus.
Which of these activities—ones that we’re all guilty of—fritter away your precious minutes?
With technology bringing your job into your pocket and into your house, it’s more difficult to balance work and home than in the past. Use your calendar as a tool to help keep your life on an even keel.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could say to a co-worker, “I know you don’t report to me, but I need you to drop everything and do this for me?” Well, with the right approach, and knowing how to ask, maybe you can.
Bring-your-own-device programs—often known as BYOD—where people use their personal tablets and smartphones for work, are flourishing around the United States. But it can be tough to maintain your sanity when you’re expected to work during your personal time.
How many times are you asked to make improvements to administrative processes without any real guidance on what to do or where to start? The DMAIC process makes you work through specific activities in a defined structure so that any changes you make to a process will be successful.
More than 70% of office ­workers and managers believe U.S. employees are more productive today than they were five years ago, according to a survey by office supply retailer Staples.
Most people can delete about three-fourths of their incoming email without even reading it … and not just spam. Messages from your employer, your colleagues and your buddies are wasting your time, argues Bill Jensen, author of The Simplicity Survival Handbook: 32 Ways to Do Less and Accomplish More.
Use technology to create training materials for your team …  Separate yourself from work and electronic distractions with an outdoor escape … Don’t make the mistake of eating at your desk … Get the real dirt on hand-washing.

3 ways to link iPad and computer

August 26, 2013 Categorized in: Organizing

Working on your computer with your iPad can make your work easier or more productive. According to Thorin Klosowski at Lifehacker, using an iPad as an external controller for your computer is one of the best ways to use it.

4 steps to a paper-free life

August 23, 2013 Categorized in: FilingOrganizing

Stop stacks of paper from standing between you and organizational bliss with these steps for taking your documents digital, from Teens in Tech’s editorial director, Emmanuel Banks.