If you procrastinate, you’re stealing time that could help you ace your work. This quiz will help you tell if procrastination is hampering your effectiveness.
Too often professionals get overwhelmed with the sheer number of tasks and requests coming in, and fail to prioritize everything properly. This can waste an enormous amount of time. Instead of reacting to emails, calls and requests immediately, professionals should prioritize to figure out which truly need attention at any given time, Scott McDowell writes.
If you’re always in a rush and constantly stressed out, chances are you’re making your co-workers feel stressed, too. The Wall Street Journal’s Sue Shellenbarger spoke to experts to get tips on how to slow down and stop spreading your stress.

Time to clear your office clutter

April 25, 2014 Categorized in: Organizing

Few things chip away at productivity more than disorganization. Boost your productivity with these clutter-clearing tips from Rhonda Abrams.

Getting organized in SharePoint

April 21, 2014 Categorized in: Project Management

Q. We just switched over to SharePoint 2013. How do I add a library?
Administrative professionals are vital to the success of the oil and gas industry, says Brittney Valenzuela, at Kelly Services. It’s no wonder these admins are in high demand.

Take all the tech help you can get

April 14, 2014 Categorized in: Organizing

Technology gets some criticism as a time suck, but there are lots of tools out there to help you get more done in less time. Consider trying some of these suggested by TJ McCue, Small Business Trends.

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.
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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.