Productivity

Storing logins and passwords … Protecting your home network … Moving emails from one computer to another
OneNote notebooks do seem to proliferate. So, if you’re ready to start cleaning things up, what should you look for?

Spruce up your digital files

June 27, 2018 Categorized in: Organizing

To keep your electronic files organized, you have to be ruthless and decisive. Use these quick tips.
Among your boxes of paper clips, Sharpie pens and seldom-used rubber bands, perhaps you should stock a dozen or two of travel-size hand sanitizers for your staff.
Most timesaving “secrets” are the best practices you’ve been hearing about since the advent of paper clips. The trick is, you have to try them out to discover whether they match your work style. And then you have to stick with them to gain the benefits. Here are three timesaving secrets recommended by administrative professionals:
Parth Misra, writing at Entrepreneur, offers some tips for productivity when you can’t predict the future.
For each one of the behaviors below that you’re guilty of, give yourself a point. Oh, but don’t get happy if you start racking them up—each one is a sign you may be doing too much.
If you have both SharePoint and OneDrive as part of your organization’s Office 365 installation, it may be difficult to know where files should be saved and what criteria should govern your decision-making. Let’s keep it simple.

Try this checklist technique

May 3, 2018 Categorized in: Organizing

Sophie Miles, CEO of QuotesAdvisor.com, shares her method for staying motivated and focused.
If the weight of your work suddenly feels like you’ve been hard-tackled by ill-tempered teammates and you’re seeing stars, it’s time for an intervention. Remember these tips when struggling to recover from the hits and emerge steady on your feet.
When multiple people are working on the same project, it’s possible toes will be stepped on. Here’s some advice for resolving the conflict.

What task really needs to come first?

January 5, 2018 Categorized in: Time Management

It’s getting so we don’t dare even print the word “multi-tasking” since it’s been getting such a bad rap recently. Scott Eblin shares how you can identify less important priorities.

5 tools to ease your email burden

January 5, 2018 Categorized in: Time Management

Sifting through email can eat up hours of your day, and it’s likely not productive work. Jessica Stillman, writing at Inc., suggests these programs to help you manage your email.