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Why Aren’t You Doing These 5 Simple Things?
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 3:15 AM
Look, we understand your to-do list is long. Same here. But some things just never seem to get done, right? Time for some gentle prodding: make 2013 the year you add these five simple steps to your usual to-dos. Most only take a few minutes of time to complete. Happy more productive 2013. Daily: Wake up earlier. This may not go over well with the night owls in... Read More...
Design Your Office for Extra Oomph
Monday, January 07, 2013 11:12 PM
Did you notice how your office looked more festive and welcoming around the holidays? The seasonal décor, baskets of treats and smiling faces gave your workplace an extra glow. Carry that good feeling througout 2013 with this round up of advice for jazzing up even the dullest workspace. 10 Design Tips for Tiny Offices: A welcoming environment doesn't... Read More...
Appy New Year!
Friday, January 04, 2013 11:16 PM
No excuses this year: we have fantastic apps to keep your New Year's resolutions on track. Add Exercise: Put your money where your mouth is and link your fitness goals to a monetary incentive (or penalty) with the GymPact app. Users commit to a number of workouts and tie each to a monetary sum, when you show up, it adds up. Skip a workout and cough up. Users... Read More...
Evernote Can Organize Your Life
Monday, April 23, 2012 8:33 PM
Tired of juggling streams of digital data, paper notebooks and zillions of yellow post-it notes to keep track of to-dos, appointments and all the random bits of information required to make it through your day? Add one-stop organization to your life with productivity app Evernote . Called the "killer app" by former Mashable editor and Silicon Valley... Read More...
Recharging for the Work Week
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 8:28 PM
What do your weekends look like? Are they two days of rest and relaxation, allowing a chance to recharge for the busy work week ahead? Or are they jam-packed with chores, kids' sports and various commitments? We know the laundry needs to get done but downtime is critical to your well-being. This weekend make a must-keep appointment with yourself: schedule... Read More...
5 Things to Do Every Day
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 9:48 PM
If your daily routine has become humdrum, shake it up in as little as five simple steps. You may have caught the blogosphere buzz over a Fast Company post, 5 Things to Do Every Day for Success , that quickly went viral last year. The steps themselves are hardly revolutionary-wake early, follow the news, reach out to a work contact, an old friend, and send someone... Read More...
In Praise of Praise
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 7:56 PM
Want an easy and completely free way to drive employee engagement and increase profit? Turns out that praise-the simple expression of appreciation and gratitude-boosts morale and employee engagement which in turn drive profitability and productivity. Praise Be! To be most effective, praise needs to be tailored properly. We are big believers in recognizing hard... Read More...
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The Only Three Tips You Need for a More Productive January
Wednesday, January 04, 2012 11:48 PM
Who doesn't love the New Year's fresh start? After a month of hectic holidays, January is a time of rejuvenation, a time to reset, and rev up for the upcoming year. Kick your 2012 off with the only three tips you'll need for a productive January... Read More...
Making the Most of Mondays
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 2:48 PM
Tired of dreading Monday? We hear you. Stop singing the Monday Blues and instead embrace the week's fresh start with our simple steps for making the most of your Monday. Aim for Progress, Not Perfection: Begin each week by adopting a very simple formula: aim for progress, not perfection. Don't look at the entire scope of work for the week and think, "ugh... Read More...
Be an Energy Star: Tips for Operating at Peak Capacity
Thursday, October 06, 2011 8:56 PM
Want to hit the ground running each morning? How about enjoying enhanced productivity, greater energy levels and less stress? Be more energy efficient with these simple steps: Sleep Smart: Get a full night of shut-eye. Most adults need 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night. Having trouble catching 40-winks? Read WebMD's Sleep Tips for the 411 on sleep including avoiding... Read More...
Top 10 Tips to Reboot Productivity at Work
Friday, September 09, 2011 3:32 PM
Summer's lazy, hazy days are firmly in the rearview mirror. Time to reboot your back-to-business mojo with ten tips to make your September more productive. 1. Reconnect with your colleagues after vacation by updating your boss and co-workers on summertime successes and project statuses. 2. Tackle the tickler list that got short shrift during vacation weeks... Read More...
Productivity Plus: Making the Most of Your Days
Friday, May 27, 2011 1:53 PM
Put that extra "spring" in your step to good use. The season's longer days provide ample time for enhanced productivity as we posted about last month in Making Better Use of Longer Days. Stay on a productivity roll with our round-up of useful posts from across the web. Productivity blog Stepcase has three new terrific posts worth a read: 6 Common... Read More...
Keep Your Motor Running: Tips for Optimizing Energy Levels
Thursday, March 31, 2011 2:18 PM
Want to hit the ground running each morning? How about operating at peak capacity throughout the day? Optimize your energy level with a few simple steps. Sleep: Get a full night of shut-eye. Most adults need 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night. Having trouble catching your ZZZs? Read WebMD's Sleep Tips for the 411 on sleep including avoiding alcohol and unplugging... Read More...
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Here Comes 2011: Tips for Readying Your Office for the New Year
Wednesday, December 15, 2010 5:19 PM
It's right around the corner: A New Year, a clean slate. Take a few simple steps now to get your office in order for a productive start to the New Year. Make a List: Don't start tossing stuff willy nilly. Approach the year-end clean up in an orderly fashion by inventorying your files, deciding what to keep, what to store and what to toss. Next, make a... Read More...
Easy Desk Stretches
Friday, October 15, 2010 3:28 PM
I spend more hours in a day sitting at my desk than I do anywhere else including bed. And I have the sore back and stiff neck to prove it. To combat the desk-bound blues, I'm committing to a series of easy, desk stretches throughout the day. Join me! Your back will thank you. Streeeetch To start, here are three of my favorites, courtesy of WebMD. Shrug your... Read More...
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