Time Management

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Even if you’re not a chronic procrastinator or someone who’s easily distracted, you can probably think of plenty of tasks you don’t like to do because they’re tiresome. Still, you have to get them done, so find a better way to complete them with these tips from EZ-PR founder Ed Zitron.

Efficiency advice from busy CEOs

May 11, 2015 Categorized in: Time Management

Reporter Jena McGregor compiled a list of the best tips shared by some of the world’s most powerful CEOs. Here’s a sampling of what they had to offer.

Practice the ‘5 zeros’

April 13, 2015 Categorized in: Time Management

Here are “five zeros” that will simplify your work.

Where time gets lost at work

February 26, 2015 Categorized in: Time Management

Today’s knowledge workers spend only 45% of their time on primary job duties. The other 55% is squandered on meetings, email and administrivia. Here’s what workers say causes lost productivity.
Most admins could cut some wasted time at the office simply by sending their bosses two standard emails a week, says project manager and IT consultant Robbie Abed.
Any conviction you have when starting work on a project fades fast when word of a deadline extension comes through. The same problems you had the first time around loom even more the second time …
Stop underpromising and overdelivering … Fight stress and anxiety with a trip to an art museum … Learn to distinguish between smart multitasking and being “on the fast track to burn out.”
For many people, their cellphone is an extension of their arm during the workday. Some consider the device a distraction, but can it also be useful and increase productivity? For Lifehacker writer Mihir Patkar, the answer is yes.
Most of us have had periods at work where it seems all we’re doing is putting out fires and dealing with interruptions. But when those occasional periods turn into everyday experience, it can lead quickly to burnout. Take this quiz and see how well you cope.
Is your biggest time waster: texting? surfing the web? chatting with co-workers? A new Career­Builder study reveals behaviors that employers say are the biggest productivity killers in the workplace.
If you’re always in a rush and constantly stressed out, chances are you’re making your co-workers feel stressed, too. The Wall Street Journal’s Sue Shellenbarger spoke to experts to get tips on how to slow down and stop spreading your stress.

Tuesday packs productivity punch

March 28, 2014 Categorized in: Time Management

If work is getting done, it’s probably a Tuesday. By a wide margin, that’s our most productive day of the week, according to an Accountemps poll. Thursdays and Fridays? We might as well stay home.
Just because they’re often hailed as productivity tools doesn’t mean smartphones are always helpful. How do you draw the line between what’s helping and hurting? Some experts offer their take on the issue.
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