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Entries from November 2007

Cyber Monday Follows Time Management Principles

November 29th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Cyber Monday: the Monday following Thanksgiving, the biggest online retail shopping day The term “Cyber Monday” came into being after computers penetrated the workplace. Employees used that first day back after the holiday to order their Christmas presents. While the need for this day is a bit archaic now that computers are also in homes […]

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Tags: Task Management · Time Management

How Do Flu Shots Relate to Productivity?

November 27th, 2007 · No Comments

On the surface, it may seem that a flu shot may not make the list of Top 10 Productivity Tips, but when you evaluate the consequences of not getting flu shots, it quickly becomes obvious that this is a simple and valuable tool businesses should be encouraging employees to use. According to David Cutler, a […]

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Tags: Personal Productivity

A Productive Day Can Start in Your Closet

November 20th, 2007 · No Comments

A productive day begins much earlier than the time you actually set foot in the office. There is nothing like having to be prepared for a high-impact presentation early in the morning only to discover that, as you are getting dressed, you cannot find a shoe, or that the shirt you needed has fallen onto […]

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Tags: Organizing Tips

Maintaining Productivity When Family Care Conflicts Arise

November 18th, 2007 · No Comments

When a family member is ill or needs extra assistance temporarily, we often cannot help but have that interfere with our workday. Daily productivity suffers as we shift our focuses back and forth from business to personal issues; or we may not be able to come into work at all. I recently found out about […]

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Tags: Personal Productivity

6 Reasons to Strive for Better Organization

November 16th, 2007 · No Comments

You have probably either seen or heard about those TV shows where a team comes into someone’s home and transforms their disorganization into the foundation for an organized lifestyle. The changes can be awesome. You get to take the journey with them, starting at the beginning where they discuss the person’s current lifestyle and how […]

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Tags: Organizing Tips

Another Threat to Productivity: Presenteeism

November 14th, 2007 · No Comments

A relatively new concept that is threatening businesses and costing employers money is presenteeism. According to Daniel Sitter, “Presenteeism is the complement of Absenteeism. It is defined as the measure of lost productivity cost due to employees actually showing up for work, but not being fully engaged and productive, mainly because of personal health and […]

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Tags: Changing Times

Steps to Successfully Work from Home

November 12th, 2007 · No Comments

When the idea of working from home is brought up, many employees immediately see only the positive aspects of this professional arrangement. I want to take a few minutes to discuss the possible negative effects so that you can decide if telecommuting is a wise decision for you and your professional goals. From my experience, […]

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Tags: Personal Productivity

Advantages of Working From Home

November 10th, 2007 · No Comments

Everywhere you turn today you see an ad for working from home. On a national newscast I often see a correspondent urging Americans to consider telecommuting and working from the comfort of their own homes. This arrangement offers many advantages to those who are able to enjoy it! Let’s imagine a typical morning working outside […]

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Tags: Work Life Balance

Saving Time with Memory Training

November 8th, 2007 · No Comments

With more and more research coming out linking multitasking to short-term memory loss, it would be a productive use of time to learn some techniques to help you remember more effectively and efficiently. When you employ the tools that help you recall where you placed something or what someone’s name is, you ultimately save time […]

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Tags: Personal Productivity