Organizing

5 tips to avoid an inbox meltdown

April 6, 2017 Categorized in: OrganizingOutlook

If you tend to have an intimidating number of unopened emails in your inbox, here are some tips to get things under control before you reach a tipping point of chaos.
If your 9-to-5 routine is starting to grind you down, consider working with your biological rhythms. Know­­ing them will help maximize your productivity.

Bring Lean methodology into work

March 2, 2017 Categorized in: Organizing

Lean methodology was adapted from the Toyota Pro­duction System and focuses on the elimination of waste within work.

6 apps for note-taking organization

January 5, 2017 Categorized in: Organizing

Ditch the pile of scrap-paper notes on your desk or kitchen table with these apps.

Apps to make working on the road easier

September 26, 2016 Categorized in: Organizing

Josh Nicholas, writing at Lifehacker, suggests some apps to give you access to notes, emails and other forms of communication to stay on top of things back at the office.

How to make Gmail even better

August 11, 2016 Categorized in: Organizing

Nathan McAlone, writing at Business Insider Australia, suggests apps and other additions to make Google’s Gmail even easier to use and more helpful.
Marie Boker is the director of first impressions at Phelps, an integrated marketing communications agency in Playa Vista, Calif. She was downsized from another agency almost 20 years ago, but when that company was acquired by Phelps soon after, she got a boost.
With so many distractions in both the workplace and at home, it’s difficult to focus on important tasks and stay productive.

Best media tools for your career

January 12, 2016 Categorized in: Organizing

If you know which social media platforms are popular, you can use that knowledge to help you get ahead in your career. Here are the top five social media tools you should limit yourself to.

Key to juggling company social accounts

November 11, 2015 Categorized in: Organizing

If you’ve been assigned a role in managing your company’s social media marketing efforts, it’s important to find ways to keep from being overwhelmed so you can consistently help put the company’s best face forward online. Start by doing everything you can to keep things simple, says Catherine Wedgwood, marketing and communications manager at Getting Smart. Focus on doing a few things really well and follow these tips.
In today’s technology-driven world, a common question is “What laptop should I buy?” But maybe you should consider buying a desktop computer, writes Geoffrey A. Fowler, personal technology columnist for The Wall Street Journal. Laptops make up about 80% of the consumer market, but, according to Fowler, desktops still have a place. Here are six reasons why you could benefit from switching.

Managing your old-school ‘to-do’ list

November 4, 2015 Categorized in: Organizing

Whether it’s on paper, online or on a smartphone, many people still structure their work and home tasks via to-do lists. But how do you decide which item to tackle first? Use this tried-and-true process to manage competing priorities.

How to go paperless

October 21, 2015 Categorized in: Featured ArticleOrganizing

The concept of quitting paper and going all-digital has been around a long time, but companies have been slow to make the transition. But more appear to be taking the plunge, says tech blogger Paul Mah.