Monthly Archives: June 2017

5 Ways to Finally Achieve Inbox Zero

June 28, 2017 | 416 views

5 Ways to Finally Achieve Inbox Zero

5 Ways to Finally Achieve Inbox Zero

Inbox zero. One of the most highly sought-after aspects of the productivity world. Inbox zero is when you don’t have any emails pestering you waiting for a reply. When you achieve it, it’s freeing, but getting there can feel close to impossible.

 

To help you reach this productivity pinnacle, here are five things you can do today to finally achieve inbox zero.

 

1. Unsubscribe Relentlessly

There’s something so final about hitting the unsubscribe button. There’s also something so liberating about it.

 

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Are You Hurting Your Productivity by Allowing Your Employees to Schedule Tasks?

June 21, 2017 | 427 views

Are You Hurting Your Productivity by Allowing Your Employees to Schedule Tasks?

Are You Hurting Your Productivity by Allowing Your Employees to Schedule Tasks?

Productivity. Work/life balance. Freedom in the workplace. These are all things we champion on a regular basis, so when a recent Harvard Business Journal article was released titled, “Why Productivity Suffers When Employees Are Allowed to Schedule Their Own Tasks,” we took notice.

 

The Research Behind the Claims

The research comes from a paper titled, “Discretionary Task Ordering: Queue Management in Radiological Services” by Maria R. Ibanez, a doctoral candidate at Harvard Business School; Jonathan R. Clark, an assistant professor at the University of Texas at San Antonio; Robert S. Huckman, a professor at Harvard Business School; and Bradley R. Staats, an associate professor at UNC Kenan-Flager Business School.

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Facebook Workplace for Nonprofits: What You Need to Know About This New Way of Collaboration

June 14, 2017 | 352 views

Facebook Workplace for Nonprofits: What You Need to Know About This New Way of Collaboration

Facebook Workplace for Nonprofits: What You Need to Know About This New Way of Collaboration

Have you heard about the recent addition to the world’s largest social network, Facebook? It’s called Workplace and it’s designed to make collaboration within non-profit organizations smoother, easier, and more efficient. It’s a concept we champion here at ScheduleBase, and now that Facebook has hopped on board, we thought you’d like to know about why this new feature is worth your attention.

 

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How to Hire Someone With Authentic Passion

June 7, 2017 | 334 views

How to Hire Someone With Authentic Passion

How to Hire Someone With Authentic Passion

The term passion is defined by Merriam-Webster as:

 

“Intense, driving, or overmastering feeling of conviction.”

 

On the surface that looks like a pretty powerful thing. More importantly, it looks like something you want on your team. You want someone who works intensely with strong drive toward the convictions your business is built upon. Find someone with the same personal convictions as your organization’s and you’ll have the perfect employee, right? Right.

 

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