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Entries from February 2008

How Many Junk Drawers Do You Have?

February 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Junk Drawers: Spaces that contain numerous unrelated items tossed loosely inside, usually in an effort to clean up. I’ve just spent this week helping someone move their family of five to another house close by that had more options for them. The problem was not packing things up. After all, the movers are experienced at […]

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Tags: Organizing Tips

Are You Stretched Beyond Your Limit?

February 26th, 2008 · No Comments

My last post discussed how we stretch ourselves to the limit and then can push ourselves further when driving as we try to reach a destination quickly, often in the interest of better time management. At that same time the news came out about the possibility that two Mesa Air pilots both fell asleep in […]

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Tags: Stress Management · Time Management · Work Life Balance

Drowsy Driving Is a Tough Way to Manage Time

February 20th, 2008 · No Comments

In the previous post, I spoke about the common ways commuters multitask when driving. Another detriment to long-term effective time management is pushing through on the road so you can get somewhere faster, even though you may be struggling to stay focused. The National Sleep Foundation says: 60% of Americans have driven while drowsy 37% […]

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Tags: Time Management · Work Life Balance

How Do YOU Multitask When Driving?

February 18th, 2008 · No Comments

80% of crashes and 65% of near crashes occur with three seconds of a multitasking episode involving physical movement. (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration & Virginia Tech Transportation Institute) Notice that this is not even taking into account mental lapses while we work though an office problem or personal dilemma. We’ve all been guilty of […]

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Tags: Multitasking · Work Life Balance

Dreaming About Work

February 12th, 2008 · No Comments

51% of small-business professionals end up dreaming about their work. Of those 51%, 70% turn their work dreams into action items upon waking. The above study was commissioned by Staples, the office supply store. If you are one of those people who dream about your work, you might suddenly find yourself jolted awake at 2 […]

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Tags: Personal Productivity · Task Management

Searching through Your Electronic Documents

February 8th, 2008 · No Comments

“Help!” I often lose documents on my computer. I don’t know how to set up an electronic filing system. I can’t find information on our network that someone else created. These are common cries when I visit companies and assess their current productivity levels. For the most part, electronic filing systems have never been set […]

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Tags: Computer Productivity · File Management · Personal Productivity

How a Shorter Workweek Can Benefit Both Employees and Companies

February 6th, 2008 · No Comments

Have you ever felt that your dedication to the job was evaluated by the number of hours you were physically present onsite, or the number of hours you were reachable? This is often used as a determination of work ethic. We ourselves often boast about the number of hours we dedicate to the job, under […]

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Tags: Work Hours · Work Life Balance