Productivity

A better way to deal with business cards

April 11, 2014 Categorized in: Organizing

If you’re drowning in a sea of business cards, Alex Cavoulacos suggests going digital with CardMunch, a free application that turns business cards into iPhone address-book contacts.

Tuesday packs productivity punch

March 28, 2014 Categorized in: Time Management

If work is getting done, it’s probably a Tuesday. By a wide margin, that’s our most productive day of the week, according to an Accountemps poll. Thursdays and Fridays? We might as well stay home.
Are work documents taking over your office? If your desk is covered, your filing cabinets are full and your email archive goes back for years, it may be time to ask yourself if holding on is hurting more than it’s helping.
Sweat your way to better negotiations … Unplug to increase your productivity … Clear out your wallet and travel light with Coin.

Get organized with AllThings

February 28, 2014 Categorized in: Organizing

AllThings is a user-friendly application that can help you organize pretty much anything, Alan Henry writes. More than a checklist, it lets users create tasks, upload files, set up lists of projects and tasks, set deadlines and organize projects by tags and filters.

Secure information before making a sale

February 21, 2014 Categorized in: Organizing

Don’t sell a computer without taking out the hard drive, and don’t sell your phone without similarly securing your personal information first, Dave Johnson writes.
Stan Portny, author of Project Management for Dummies, has been writing about improving the efficiency of company meetings for 20 years. Here’s his advice on organizing and delegating tasks when you’re the project manager.

1-Minute Strategies: Feb. ’14

February 6, 2014 Categorized in: AdvancementOrganizing

Do more math to achieve greater career success … Do away with the idea that maintaining eye contact is always a good thing … Rid yourself of email déjà vu with Google’s Canned Re­­sponses.
Just because they’re often hailed as productivity tools doesn’t mean smartphones are always helpful. How do you draw the line between what’s helping and hurting? Some experts offer their take on the issue.

Find focus in a workplace without walls

January 28, 2014 Categorized in: Organizing

If your open office is driving you crazy and damaging your productivity, columnist and workplace expert Anita Bruzzese has advice to help you draw lines and train your focus in the absence of physical boundaries.

Boost your search engine savvy

January 27, 2014 Categorized in: InternetOrganizing

Finding the information you need on the Web can sometimes be frustrating. Make it easier on yourself with these search tips from Macworld senior contributor Joe Kissell.

Organizing ideas with tablets

January 21, 2014 Categorized in: MeetingsOrganizing

Have you ever been in a meeting and needed to aggregate ideas and then organize them into projects? Here are several mind mapping apps worth trying, suggests marketer Kimberly Deas.

No-iron advice for unexpected wrinkles

January 17, 2014 Categorized in: OrganizingTravel

Even dressing in freshly ironed clothes is no guarantee you’ll stay wrinkle-free between home and work. Luckily, there is a pretty easy fix to be found in wrinkle-release spray, says Erin Greenawald, an editor at The Daily Muse.