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Entries from March 2008

Separating Yourself from Workplace Electronics

March 28th, 2008 · 2 Comments

Are one of those people who lament the lack of personal time to escape from work issues, yet cannot bring yourself to let go of the Blackberry, laptop, and cellphone even when on a vacation? Are you a family member who wants a vacation without those electronic intrusions into your spouse’s “free” time? There is […]

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Tags: Changing Times · Work Life Balance

How to Keep Your Computer Organized

March 25th, 2008 · No Comments

“Where did I put that document?” is often a common plaint when desks are stacked with piles of paper. However the same thing may happen with our electronic files even though, being out of sight, they don’t scream for organization. The best way of handling electronic documents would be to have obviously labeled folders, and […]

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Tags: Computer Productivity · File Management · Organizing Tips · Productive Technology

Mental Health and Productivity

March 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Two pieces of legislation, one from the House and one from the Senate, relating to mental health issues have recently passed. It is the latest step in a seven-year effort to craft a mental-health parity bill requiring insurance plans to match mental-health benefits with those for other medical conditions. The next challenge is to reconcile […]

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Tags: Office Productivity · Work Life Balance

Why We Complain About Meetings But Keep Having Them

March 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Another meeting to attend, and you won’t get any work done again today! That’s a common complaint in some companies, yet the schedule of meetings continues. There have been some changes with teleconferencing and videoconferencing, but the gatherings still occur with regularity. A new study coming out from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte (Steven […]

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Tags: Effective Meetings · Office Productivity · Team Productivity

The Video Drain on the Company Network

March 14th, 2008 · No Comments

Have you noticed your corporate network slowing down lately? If yes, you might want to do a quick check of where employees are logging their time. With the proliferation of video sites like YouTube, more staff members are checking out the latest postings. Other popular sites include Yahoo, Fox, MSN, CNN, and ESPN. Whether it […]

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Tags: Changing Times · Office Productivity

3 Components of an Effective Home Office

March 10th, 2008 · No Comments

Tomorrow is designated as “Organize Your Home Office” Day. Whether you work full-time from home or simply pay your bills and file personal records at home, having an organized office space can change your outlook. What makes a home office a good setting in which to work? 1. Furniture Too often the home office is […]

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Tags: Office Productivity