Organizing

Wouldn’t it be great if you could get past the urge to procrastinate and just get things done when you need to, without stress or last-minute problems? You can certainly make a good effort to, writes Heidi Grant Hal­­vor­­son, associate director for the Moti­­va­­tion Science Center at Colum­­bia Uni­­versity’s business school.

Save time with IFTTT

June 11, 2014 Categorized in: Organizing

If you like saving time by establishing automatic systems that don’t require a lot of hands-on work on your part, you will probably love IFTTT.
Great corporate events, the ones where everything goes well and everyone has a good time, don’t just happen. They’re always the result of plenty of hard work and a great deal of planning.
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Google is a powerful research tool, especially if you know how to use it to its full capacity. And research isn’t all you can get out of the world’s most popular search engine. Siobhan Harmer at Lifehack offers some tips to help.
Whether you have pallets of sensitive documents or just a few boxes you need destroyed, you may be considering using the services of a professional document shredding company. But do you know what to look for to get the best deal? Here are 10 pointers to guide you in the right direction.

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.
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