Time Management

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Tech fixes for your lack of focus

November 14, 2013 Categorized in: OrganizingTime Management

With so many distractions available via social media sites and other online pursuits, maintaining your focus at work is becoming in­­creasingly difficult. Luckily, there are applications to help you regain that focus.
Which of these activities—ones that we’re all guilty of—fritter away your precious minutes?
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could say to a co-worker, “I know you don’t report to me, but I need you to drop everything and do this for me?” Well, with the right approach, and knowing how to ask, maybe you can.
Bring-your-own-device programs—often known as BYOD—where people use their personal tablets and smartphones for work, are flourishing around the United States. But it can be tough to maintain your sanity when you’re expected to work during your personal time.
More than 70% of office ­workers and managers believe U.S. employees are more productive today than they were five years ago, according to a survey by office supply retailer Staples.
Most people can delete about three-fourths of their incoming email without even reading it … and not just spam. Messages from your employer, your colleagues and your buddies are wasting your time, argues Bill Jensen, author of The Simplicity Survival Handbook: 32 Ways to Do Less and Accomplish More.
Use technology to create training materials for your team …  Separate yourself from work and electronic distractions with an outdoor escape … Don’t make the mistake of eating at your desk … Get the real dirt on hand-washing.

Are you really that productive?

August 20, 2013 Categorized in: OrganizingTime Management

Plenty of people lie to themselves about their own productivity—many without even knowing it. IDoneThis’ chief creative officer, Janet Choi, has some tough love to help you get honest with yourself.
Working from home may not be the norm at many companies, but almost every employee these days is “homing from work,” a new survey says.
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.
Create a home base online … Make your inbox wait … Get the perfect workout in 7 minutes … Learn to sell to succeed.

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.
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