There are so many things you can do to improve your productivity, but the best tip is the one that is most easily ignored.
There are all sorts of causes for us to lose concentration. But when that happens our productivity falters and we get a reputation as someone who doesn’t care. But there are some simple ways in which you can train your brain to pay more attention.
Some tasks have to be done over and over again. You may find yourself typing the same responses and reports multiple times in a day or week. But I have found that many simple automation programs and services can be a time savers and increase your accuracy.
In his book, “Getting Things Done,” David Allen outlines his steps for increasing productivity. It begins with the process of capturing everything in your head. Allen explains the reasoning behind the capture step, and how you easily begin.
Are you feeling burned out and think that there is no hope for your current situation? Here are five things that will help alleviate that feeling and center yourself again.
If you want to achieve your ambitions in life, you need to set the same goals that you might for projects you need to accomplish at work.
There are always more and more productivity apps to temp us. I have found some that work for me but need to resist the temptation to constantly switch to something new.
Standing desks are popular, and research shows they can keep you healthier and more productive. But they may or may not be suitable for you.
One of the greatest obstacles to productivity is our inability to concentrate. Today, we look at ways to improve your concentration. Plus, stay tuned for information about a special offer that will boost your time management skills.
Without a plan, it is easy for our days to pass so quickly that we don’t feel productive. But adding some structure will be a big help.
Here are five steps you can take to concur procrastination.
When important decisions are made at meetings, they can easily be forgotten or misinterpreted unless you are taking notes. But the importance of notetaking really happens after the meeting when you are finished taking notes.
This week we begin a series on the top 5 time wasters at work and at home. Plus, we look ahead to solutions.
If you have too many meetings on your calendar, you won’t have time to get important projects completed. Here are some ways in which you can regain control over your calendar and increase your productivity.
We’ve all sat through meetings that have been a waste of our time. Here is how to either make meetings better or how to avoid the useless ones.
Managing multiple projects is a skill. After all, we all have 24 hours in a day, and we can only do so many things. But the projects keep coming at us. To do it well, you need to have a plan for how you keep them all moving forward.
We become better thinkers when we are regular readers. But how do you find time in your busy schedule to develop a regular reading habit? Here are some ways to do it.
Do you struggle with keeping up with all that you have to do at work? I’ve written a lot about different techniques that can help, but I want to share some quick tips before you try implementing anything n
Some people dread writing reports or articles. Here are some tips that I discovered which have helped me write two books, hundreds of blog posts, and articles.
If your calendar fills up with so many meetings that you don’t have time to complete your assigned work, I have some suggestions on how you can use time blocks to regain some control.
If you want to be truly productive, you need to constantly be taking notes. Now, thanks to Cloud technology, notes taken or stored digitally can be a game changer.
Unless you successfully clear your mind and get into the habit of writing things down, you won’t be as productive as you can be.
When we say we want to be more productive, are we trying to do more things or fewer things well?
One popular productivity technique is the Pomodoro technique. Does it actually work?
Cal Newport’s book, “A World Without Email: Reimagining Work In A World of Communication Overload,” makes many interesting points about electronic mail has done to our workflow. He has alternate ideas. Some of which might work for you, while others don’t make much sense.
We all like the idea of doing more than one thing at a time. But research shows that it rarely works. On the contrary, it slows our productivity by almost 40 percent.
If you think that better managing your time would take a lot of effort and fancy systems, you are putting obstacles in your way. Here are six things you can do today to make your life a bit more organized.
If you have ever said that there aren’t enough hours in the day to get your work done, you will want to rethink not only how you spend your time but how you view time and the ‘time pressure paradox.’ Here are five tips to help.
You might think that scheduling regular one-on-one meetings with the people who report to you could be a waste of time. Actually, they might be a time saver.
Have you noticed that attending multiple videoconferencing calls each day seems to be more exhausting than meetings you used to have in the office? There are many reasons. As Gianpiero Petriglieri, a management expert at Insead Business School, told the BBC, “The video call is our reminder of the people we have lost temporarily. It isContinue reading “The Curse of the Video Call”
Managing your time more efficiently doesn’t require lots of expensive software. Here are 6 simple tips that will help you manage your time better so you feel less overhelmed.
When you find an article online that you want to keep, you can bookmark it, print it or take a screenshot. But with Evernote there is a powerful tool that allows you to clip any webpage or highlight a portion of it so that it is readily available to you….and searchable. Today, as we continue our series on Evernote tips and tricks……we look at the Evernote Web Clipper.
It can be frustrating when you send an email to someone seeking information, and they don’t respond. There may be several reasons why, as well as things you can do to prompt a response.
Manage your calendar, or it will manage you. To begin, I suggest that you use your calendar correctly. Protect your calendar so that meeting requests can be prioritized.
With all of the distractions around us, it is sometimes difficult to concentrate. But researchers have found some techniques that can help.
We all seek to be more productive especially as our task list gets longer. I’ve been researching the best tested productivity methods and concepts.
If you are burned out at work, you are not alone. Many Americans say they have too much to do and not enough time to get it all done. But stress will cause health problems. So, follow these steps to deal with your burnout.
Productivity expert David Allen recently wrote, “Seldom have I seen someone use their calendar optimally. The tool is very much underutilized.” In this conversation with Dave Edwards, Allen offers ideas on how we can make better use of our calendars (plus a look at his calendar), and other time management tips.
Are you an on-time person? Are you regularly ‘fashionably late?” Or, are you just chronically late? Here are some tips so that you are never late again.
Those of us who seek to be more productive are always searching for the next app that will allow us to do more with greater efficiency. But there is a cautionary note that you need to be aware of if you are on that journey.
Have you ever nodded off in a meeting? Most of us lose concentration while we are in an important conversation or working on a complex project. Here are some ways in which you can increase your level of concentration.
Do you procrastinate? Here are five steps that will help you get control over what you need to do.
The average worker spends 28 percent of their workweek on email. That’s more than 11 hours a week. Email can be a great help to your productivity, or it can be a great distraction. Here are some ways to get control of these messages.
Your calendar can be a powerful tool for increased productivity, or it can prevent you from doing what is important. Fix your jam-packed calendar today.
We all complain about having too many meetings, but think we schedule more. Here are some tips for when you should say ‘no’ to another meeting, and when they are essential.
Some managers encourage their workers to work long hours. But if you don’t have a work-life balance, you could be risking your health.
I used to struggle with writing reports, but because of a system that I have perfected, I have been able to write two books with two more on the way. Now I find writing less overwhelming.
Digital note-taking has improved my productivity and information accessibility. If taking notes is not second nature to you, or if you can’t find the notes you make, consider developing system like the one that has worked for me.
We all try to remember too many things. As a result, we forget important items and get easily distracted. There is a way we can clear our minds for increased concentration.
I’ve developed a system to keep track of tasks that I’ve assigned to others so that deadlines are kept. It’s also a good way of keeping tabs on promises that people make to me.