Productivity

The popular pain relievers are different from one another and do different things in the body. All these common medications are called analgesics, but they’re one of two varieties of drugs. Here’s a breakdown.
Are you an “inner circle” assistant? You can become one by following these calendar-management tips from Joan Burge, CEO of Office Dynamics and author of Become an Inner Circle Assistant.
How do you prepare others for unexpected interruptions or breakdowns in the processes that face them every day? With a good administrative procedures manual.

Solve problems fast

November 29, 2018 Categorized in: Problem Solving

When you must decide how to resolve a problem, ask yourself these questions to make a decision you can live with.

Stop being so busy

November 29, 2018 Categorized in: Time ManagementWork/Life Balance

Being “busy” isn’t the same as being “productive.” Lauren Berger, founder of CareerQueen.com and author of Get It Together: Ditch the Chaos, Do the Work and Design Your Success, shares her tricks for staying on top of everything

Move past conflict with EVA

October 24, 2018 Categorized in: Problem Solving

The next time you find yourself caught in a conflict at work, pause, take a breath and follow EVA to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

Overcome frustration with a task

October 18, 2018 Categorized in: Problem Solving

When you hit a wall while trying to execute a task or solve a problem, don’t let your frustration kill your productivity and motivation. Follow this advice to keep moving in the right direction.

Beware these time vampires

October 4, 2018 Categorized in: Time Management

Wondering where all the time goes? Well, let’s see if you recognize these potentially problematic behaviors.
Ironing out the details of a major meeting or event is always an exercise in micromanagement. While you’re absorbed in dotting your I’s and crossing your T’s, keep in mind this list of almost-guaranteed “whoops” moments that you should think about right now.

Managing information overload

September 6, 2018 Categorized in: Organizing

Do you feel that you’re fighting a losing battle in trying to keep up with the paper flow that comes across your desk every day? How can you get information overload under control? Here are some suggestions.

Cope with conflicting priorities

August 2, 2018 Categorized in: Time Management

Every person who brings you an assignment or gives you a task to perform says it’s important or tells you it’s needed right away. Here are some general guidelines.

How to get work done faster

August 2, 2018 Categorized in: Time Management

If you change the way you go about your tasks, you might find yourself with a couple more free hours than you had before. Some thoughts about how to get things done faster.
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