Productivity

Ironing out the details of a major meeting or event is always an exercise in micromanagement. While you’re absorbed in dotting your I’s and crossing your T’s, keep in mind this list of almost-guaranteed “whoops” moments that you should think about right now.

Managing information overload

September 6, 2018 Categorized in: Organizing

Do you feel that you’re fighting a losing battle in trying to keep up with the paper flow that comes across your desk every day? How can you get information overload under control? Here are some suggestions.

Cope with conflicting priorities

August 2, 2018 Categorized in: Time Management

Every person who brings you an assignment or gives you a task to perform says it’s important or tells you it’s needed right away. Here are some general guidelines.

How to get work done faster

August 2, 2018 Categorized in: Time Management

If you change the way you go about your tasks, you might find yourself with a couple more free hours than you had before. Some thoughts about how to get things done faster.
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Storing logins and passwords … Protecting your home network … Moving emails from one computer to another
OneNote notebooks do seem to proliferate. So, if you’re ready to start cleaning things up, what should you look for?

Spruce up your digital files

June 27, 2018 Categorized in: Organizing

To keep your electronic files organized, you have to be ruthless and decisive. Use these quick tips.
Among your boxes of paper clips, Sharpie pens and seldom-used rubber bands, perhaps you should stock a dozen or two of travel-size hand sanitizers for your staff.
Most timesaving “secrets” are the best practices you’ve been hearing about since the advent of paper clips. The trick is, you have to try them out to discover whether they match your work style. And then you have to stick with them to gain the benefits. Here are three timesaving secrets recommended by administrative professionals:
Parth Misra, writing at Entrepreneur, offers some tips for productivity when you can’t predict the future.
For each one of the behaviors below that you’re guilty of, give yourself a point. Oh, but don’t get happy if you start racking them up—each one is a sign you may be doing too much.
If you have both SharePoint and OneDrive as part of your organization’s Office 365 installation, it may be difficult to know where files should be saved and what criteria should govern your decision-making. Let’s keep it simple.