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Productivity Isn’t About Time Management

March 28, 2018 | 875 views

Productivity Isn't About Time Management

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Productivity is defined as doing more in less time. The concept is simple enough. Output more in fewer hours each day and you’ll be productive. So, it makes sense that in order to manage your productivity, you have to manage your time, right? Not quite.

 

Productivity is ultimately about the output more than the time. In order to create and accomplish more, you need the energy to do so. But here’s the catch – not all hours in our day are the same. Some people are morning people. Others are night owls. In order to manage your own productivity levels, you need to manage your energy. Here’s how.

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How to Organize Your Meeting Rooms for Maximum Productivity

February 7, 2018 | 803 views

How to Organize Your Meeting Rooms for Maximum Productivity

How to Organize Your Meeting Rooms for Maximum Productivity

When you set foot into your meeting room, what happens? Do you get down to business quickly? Or do you waste precious work time fumbling with technology, chatting with colleagues, or on non-pressing matters? If it’s the latter, you might not have your meeting rooms organized for maximum productivity. Here’s how to turn that around.

 

Schedule Your Meetings

Have you ever heard the expression, “what gets scheduled gets done?” The idea is, if it’s on the schedule, it’s in your mind that it needs finishing.

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The Best Productivity Hacks for 2018

January 31, 2018 | 684 views

The Best Productivity Hacks for 2018

The Best Productivity Hacks for 2018

Productivity doesn’t come easily to most people. That’s why it’s one of the top New Year’s resolutions on professional’s lists – to work more efficiently and accomplish more in the New Year.

 

There are many productivity hacks out there. If you’ve tried them all before and still struggle, here are a few fresh new ideas to get you out of your slump.

 

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Is the Key to Productivity to do Nothing?

September 20, 2017 | 777 views

Is the Key to Productivity to do Nothing?

Is the Key to Productivity to do Nothing?

The illusive 4-hour work week looks tempting, but how is it possible? How can a person achieve grandiose things without producing? You work hard to achieve inbox zero, but it requires just that – work. How can you be a success without grinding away for hours every day?

 

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Are You Wasting Your Time on the Wrong Tasks?

August 2, 2017 | 983 views

Are You Wasting Your Time on the Wrong Tasks?

Are You Wasting Your Time on the Wrong Tasks?

How do you map out your workday? If you’re like most people, you jot down notes in a planner or on post-its with everything you need to accomplish throughout the day. Then, you check things off as you go, hoping to tackle them all but knowing that distractions will creep in, so you might not be able to get to everything.

 

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

June 21, 2017 | 851 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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Turning Traditional on Its Head: Flexible Scheduling Options

January 6, 2016 | 1,257 views

Turning Traditional on Its Head: Flexible Scheduling Options

Turning Traditional on Its Head: Flexible Scheduling Options

A new study is catching a lot of attention. 77% of Millennials say flexible schedules make them more productive, according to a study by Bentley University.

 

It’s not a surprise, when you think about it. People’s productivity ebbs and flows throughout the day in the same way the ocean surges and recesses from the shoreline. Sometimes work is efficient. Other times, people struggle to get even the most basic tasks done.

 

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How to Make Your Friends Envy Your Productivity Style

September 30, 2015 | 1,207 views

How to Make Your Friends Envy Your Productivity Style

How to Make Your Friends Envy Your Productivity Style

Have you ever looked at someone and thought, “How does she do it?” People who juggle busy lifestyles without seeming to skip a beat are awe-inspiring.

 

If you want to become that person who makes everyone’s head turn in amazement, you’ll need to boost your productivity to get more done in less time. Here are a few ways you can make yourself the talk of your social circle with productivity boosting tips.

 

Create a Distraction Free Schedule

 

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How to Help Student Employees Be More Productive

September 2, 2015 | 1,085 views

How to Help Student Employees Be More Productive

How to Help Student Employees Be More Productive

There are tons of benefits to hiring a student.

 

  • They’re comfortable with new technology;
  • They’re focused on long-term success;
  • They’re able to work longer, odder hours;
  • And they’re okay with receiving entry level salaries.

 

You’re convinced it’s the right decision, but what do you on day one? How can you maximize this new relationship so your business and your intern have the most success? The answer lies in your student’s productivity.

 

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Staying on Task When Working With Different Productivity Styles

August 10, 2015 | 1,226 views

Staying on Task When Working With Different Productivity Styles

Staying on Task When Working With Different Productivity Styles

Being productive can make you feel like a superhero. Tackling a to-do list in half the time you expected it would take is invigorating, liberating, and freeing. But like most personality traits and work methods, not everyone has the same productivity style.

 

 

Carson Tate, the author of “Work Simply: Embracing the Power of Your Personal Productivity Style” outlines four productivity styles: Prioritizers, Planners, Arrangers, and Visualizers. When you’re working with your team on a project, it’s vital that you remain cognizant of these styles. Ignoring them could cause a communication breakdown, pushing you behind schedule.

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