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Entries from May 2007

Finding Time for New Relationships

May 29th, 2007 · No Comments

As people find themselves consumed by the demands of the workplace, it becomes more difficult to block as much time as one would like for outside social activities. One of the results is that the number of romantic relationships among co-workers has been increasing. According to a nationwide survey, office romances increased from 47% […]

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Tags: Changing Times

What Do You Have Time for This Summer?

May 25th, 2007 · No Comments

Have you noticed how summer vacations seem to be shrinking? When I taught, there was a mug given to me that said: “Top 3 Reasons for Teaching: June, July, August.” While that is not true for the majority of dedicated teachers, it is a nice break from what can be a very intense career. No […]

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Tags: Stress Management · Work Life Balance

Teaching Time Management to Teens

May 23rd, 2007 · 1 Comment

Are you modeling good time management techniques for your children? In today’s world, children of all ages are bombarded with so much more than we, as adults, ever had to face. The pace of everything is accelerating and with it attention spans are diminishing. If you personally are struggling to keep up, forgetting things, having […]

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Tags: Changing Times · Time Management · Work Life Balance

What Happened to Paperless Predictions?

May 18th, 2007 · No Comments

The predictions of a paperless society have been around for decades. In 1966 Harvard Business Review came up with the phrase “paperless clearing house.” As the electronic age took hold, Business Week ran an article in 1975 called “The Office of the Future” which surmised that most of our record processing would be done through […]

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Tags: Changing Times · Paper Management

Saving Time by Writing It Down

May 15th, 2007 · No Comments

You have heard it before: “Write everything down.” Chances are you already have several lists of ToDo items. But then I’m guessing that there are still some tasks that you keep in your head because you are sure you will remember to do them. When I talk about multitasking in my time management training seminars, […]

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Tags: Task Management · Time Management

Time Management Technique: Use Your Thermostat to Increase Productivity

May 9th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Have you ever walked into an office and been hit by a blast of freezing air? The longer you remain there, the more uncomfortably cold you become. It is great to be able to live in climate-controlled environments during extremes of heat and cold. However when the summer arrives, instead of being comfortable in lightweight […]

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Tags: Changing Times · Time Management

Shredding Time Management Blocks

May 7th, 2007 · No Comments

One of the biggest challenges to effective time management is locating the right information. This becomes very evident when digging up a year’s worth of receipts prior to filing annual income taxes. Every time you have to hunt for a record, you are losing time that could be applied productively elsewhere. At that point you […]

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Tags: Paper Management

Organizing an Office Relocation: Where Do You Start?

May 4th, 2007 · No Comments

Moving to new office space can be both exciting (a time of growth) and daunting (timing all the pieces). So many times this involves countless meetings, which cut into daily productivity. To counter this, there are two components to set up from the beginning that will help to ensure a smooth transition:

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How Planning Your Time Helps You Stay Focused in Times of Stress

May 2nd, 2007 · 2 Comments

With the fast pace of society and our daily multitasking, we are already running on adrenaline for much of the time. This adrenaline can provide us with needed energy, but adrenaline is a result of stress, and our bodies were not designed to sustain those levels on a regular basis. When a real emergency occurs, […]

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