Productivity

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.

Time to tidy up your digital life

October 20, 2015 Categorized in: Organizing

Organizing your devices is an easy way to achieve organization in your life, writes Lifehack expert Louise Williams. These sorting tactics can help you organize your apps for easy access.

6 tips for learning to delegate

October 12, 2015 Categorized in: Project Management

It’s the flaw nobody really thinks they have—an inability to delegate effectively. Here’s how to do it right.

Keep your travel organized with apps

September 3, 2015 Categorized in: Organizing

Travel can become stressful quickly. Fortunately, there are plenty of free organizational apps to save the day—and they can save you money as well, writes Julie Kliegman for The Week. She recommends seven free apps that can make your traveling experience much easier.

Cloud computing made easy

August 21, 2015 Categorized in: Organizing

Cloud computing allows businesses to increase productivity and de­­crease costs, but moving into the cloud can be a challenge, says Rick Delgado, Life­­hack. These services can help smooth the transition.

Focus your mind to boost productivity

August 17, 2015 Categorized in: Organizing

It’s often hard to stay focused on the present, writes Katherine Barr for Inc. Learning to focus and spend time in the present helps you perform better at work and ignore distractions. Here are Barr’s suggestions.

Become your own tech support

August 11, 2015 Categorized in: Problem Solving

Computer glitches can be extremely frustrating, but there are ways to troubleshoot your system on your own before calling in a professional, writes David Nield for Field Guide.

New iPhone 6 case reuses phone’s power

August 6, 2015 Categorized in: Organizing

While mobile technology continues to impress and entertain, issues such as battery life and signal strength continue to annoy users, says Mental Floss Assistant Editor Rebecca O’Connell. Nikola Labs is addressing the power problem with a new iPhone 6 case that gives phones an extra 30% of power by converting radio frequencies into DC power.
You’ll be more efficient and productive if your efforts are focused on the right things, says leadership coach Tanveer Naseer. To streamline your workload, ask yourself these three questions.
Here’s a glimpse into corporate speaker and trainer Fred Kniggendorf’s methodology for keeping the clock—and your co-workers—from stifling your productivity.