Productivity

Using the computer toolbar again and again to pull down the same functions is monotonous and stifles productivity. Ursula Faix, of Sarasota, Fla., offers her time-saving strategies of bypassing drop-down menus so “every command I need is one click away. For me, the most important time-saving technique in Microsoft Word and Excel is to customize the toolbars,” she says.
Clear the deck, scrub it down and start over? Remove everything and put back only what you need? In your dreams! If “cluttered desk,” “cluttered mind” is your motto and purging your work station of clutter is only a dream, approach it one problem at a time. Use these seven steps to “declutter”:
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The greatest mystery in many workplaces is what’s lurking in the company refrigerator. Go beyond scheduling regular "Use it or lose it" deadlines. Follow these tips:
Whether your office has sophisticated scheduling software, day planners for everyone or no formal calendar management at all, a few visual reminders can keep everyone running on time…