4 tips for going paperless

May 20, 2014 Categorized in: Organizing

Many offices are moving away from paper to protect the environment, spend less on printing supplies and reduce office clutter. Going paperless can also keep information more secure. Working in a paperless environment is a breeze, but getting there is not. Here are four tips to help you make the change.
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.

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.

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.
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.

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.