You’ve got too much mail

November 3, 2022 Categorized in: Organizing

According to a study by Adobe, we spend an average of 4.1 hours checking our work email each day. That’s 20.5 hours each week! Try these tips to control the situation.

Teams can do that?

September 7, 2022 Categorized in: Organizing

Q. I’ve found a list template that works for me in Teams, but I don’t need all the columns. How can I change it to fit what I need?

To delete or not to delete?

August 3, 2022 Categorized in: Organizing

Many of us have adopted a popular email maintenance routine: It’s called truly haphazard. Sure, we develop strategies. In moments of minimizing zeal, you might unsubscribe to a couple of things. Then, exhilarated, you might delete 100 emails. There might be a way of getting around this undignified cycle of failure.

10-minute organizing projects

August 3, 2022 Categorized in: Organizing

Too late for spring cleaning? You can still make a dent in all that clutter piling up at work and at home. In 10 minutes or less, you can tackle any of these tasks.

6 password wrangling services

June 2, 2022 Categorized in: Organizing

Whether you haven’t yet used a password manager or want to try a different one, this quick list of some of the most reputable password managers might come in handy.

Make your to-do list more doable

March 2, 2022 Categorized in: Organizing

Try writing only the very next incremental action required to move an assignment forward.
Customize your Teams library … Add cloud storage accounts to Teams Files tab … Add a list to Teams

Time for your year-end digital cleanup

November 3, 2021 Categorized in: Organizing

Thorin Klosowski gives you seven steps to follow for a good digital cleanup in an article for The New York Times’s “Wirecutter.”
Create an action item list based on an email.

OneNote: What is it good for?

November 3, 2021 Categorized in: OrganizingThe Office Tech Pro

Whether you use OneNote, Evernote or Google Keep, your notetaking app can help you organize your work, collaborate with team members and keep your email inbox tidy. Of the three, OneNote Desktop (2016) is the most fully featured, but many of these uses are viable in any popular notetaking app.
Disaster recovery and business continuity planning are not new concepts. Whether you had a recovery plan or not, you have more clarity around what it might be like to be forced to do business away from the office in an emergency. If you don’t have a disaster recovery program, this is a good time to start collecting data to make one.
When urgent requests pop up from more than one person, and you’re already crunched for time, what’s the best way to handle them? Use these four fixes.
Out-of-office message in Teams … Camera control … Lobby or no lobby?