Productivity

Steps to keep your smartphone safe

August 9, 2013 Categorized in: Organizing

Smartphones contain a lot of in­­for­­ma­­tion that people would like to keep safe, yet many don’t take even basic steps to secure their devices. Consumer Reports recently published several security steps to take.
The world is moving fast these days and employees need to get a lot done while maintaining focus and accuracy, writes Anita Bruzzese, who offers four things to remember to help you be more present and productive at work.
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4 technical time-savers

August 2, 2013 Categorized in: Time Management

Time and money are precious. You can save both with these tips from tech writer Alex Castle.
To take control of your calendar and get more done, The Daily Muse co-founder Alex Cavoulacos recommends you start by asking yourself five questions so you can build a vision of your ideal week.
The most common distraction from work is nonwork-related chats, followed by Internet searches and loud co-workers, according to a new CareerBuilder.com survey of nearly 4,000 workers. Here’s the complete list of what’s eating into productivity.
You can help your organization’s brainstorming sessions soar to new creative heights simply by posting these “Rules of Engagement” for the group to follow.
Keep these common items nearby to fight daily battles with job stress.

Google Chrome extensions to try

July 16, 2013 Categorized in: InternetOrganizing

With the help of a few extensions, you can transform Google Chrome from a mere search engine into a productivity powerhouse, writes Trevor Dobrygoski, who recommends these five.
Email is supposed to make life easier and more efficient, but often it makes things harder and cuts into job productivity. To get more done in less time, you need to take charge of your inbox.
Q. In SharePoint, if I control ac­cess differently at the folder level than the library, and if the document shows up in another view without the folder, will it have the same access restrictions?
It’s easy to get fired up about a change that you initiate and control, but what do you do when the change is thrust upon you? Here’s the advice of organizational psychologist Joseph Michelli.
To get more done in the time you have, Gary Keller, author of The One Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results, recommends a technique called time blocking that you can employ with four simple steps.