Don’t lie. At some today, you are going to want to procrastinate. Whether its early morning Facebook updates, or three thirty-itus, procrastinating can be deadly when mixed with important deadlines.
Remember how annoyed you used to get when you couldn’t remember the name of that actor who was in that one movie about that thing? This First World problem is no more. Now you whip out your smartphone, Google “actor with really bushy mustache,” and boom.
If you don’t take your work hours seriously, no one else will either.
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Employees who work in open-office settings are happier workers, etc. According to a recent piece in the New Yorker by Maria Konnikova, this may not be the case.
If you ever want to change the style of all the headings or captions in a document, bold all the italicized text, or otherwise fine-tune the formatting of your document in one swoop, Microsoft Word has a setting for that.
If your to-do list is so long that you are overwhelmed just looking at it, and if your list has you mentally racing back and forth between your
Think of this as a survival kit for the mind
Yesterday, Google introduced add-ons for Google Docs and Sheets. These add-ons allow you to add all kinds of functionality to your documents, including signing faxes, creating bibliographies, and more. While it’s still in its infancy, here are a few of the best add-ons available at launch.
If your daily morning routine includes constant yawning and a strong cup of coffee, getting through that morning chunk before lunch can feel like a chore. On top of morning emails, reading the news and following up with our social media accounts, a recent survey by temperory staffing company Accountemps found most Canadians spend their […]
Microsoft is reportedly preparing to ship a new version of its Office for Mac productivity suite later this year in what would be the first major update to the software in nearly four years.
If you use a treadmill desk, will it make you better at your job? Sales of the $4,500 set-ups are on the rise, but until now there has been scant evidence that they increase productivity. Avner Ben-Ner, a professor at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, has published [...]
There never seems to be enough time. Here are six tips for making the most of what little you have.
Too many of us spend time on mundane tasks that don’t impact our businesses. Re-focus and re-prioritize your efforts on high impact tasks that will move the needle for your business.
Making the most use out of your time is all about balancing your priorities. While everyone’s tasks are different even if you’re working in a similar industry, the types of tasks that we are faced with are similar, and can be broken down into 4 different quadrants according to Stephen Covey’s Time Management Matrix.
Sometimes a task list just isn’t enough. Even though there are plenty of things on the list, and plenty of time to do them, things still don’t get done. Today we will look at the productivity toolbox method of scheduling a block of free time with tasks in order to power through a list.
Automation programs Keyboard Maestro and Alfred, among others, can power up your Mac workflow and productivity by reducing the need to perform redundant tasks. But what is the difference between each program, and which will work best for you?
In 2007, Ari Meisel was diagnosed with a severe case of Crohn’s disease (a disease of the digestive tract) and nearly died. He was in an out of the hospital and told the disease was incurable.
Meetings can be a huge time suck. That’s why it’s in everyone’s best interest to do all they can to keep them productive. Want to do your part? Stop saying these eight unproductive things
Copy these 11 characteristics of people with a highly effective mindset if you want to become happier, healthier, and more successful.
Is stress taking over your life? Does it keep you from thinking clearly and prevent you from getting your work done? You are not alone. A recent survey shows that 83% of U.S. workers feel stressed.
Filmmaker Jason Lange shared a creativity practice he learned from a write friend: do 1 hour of creative work before anything else. It really works.
This is an introduction to Personal Kanban, a visual tool for project management that can help you become more efficient.
You can’t escape stress that is a direct outcome of your busy work schedule, however, you can learn to manage it. Here are five ways to do that.