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Entries from May 2008

Daylighting: How Sunlight in Your Office Dramatically Improves Productivity

May 28th, 2008 · No Comments

It happened gradually…windows disappeared from schools, malls became completely enclosed, companies bestowed status in office buildings by allotting a room with a view only to the chosen few. Yet our need and desire for sunlight did not disappear. Compare how you feel on a gray, rainy day with a bright, sunny day. Think of your […]

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Tags: Office Productivity

Time Trashing and Organization: More Than Meets the Eye

May 22nd, 2008 · 1 Comment

A client recently showed me a cartoon about how to keep one’s desk cleared: replacing the Inbox on the desk with a trash can. Sometimes we may dream about being able to do that, but then reality creeps in and the stacks remain. However there is another use of the word “trashing” that is pertinent […]

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Tags: Time Management

Paper Tiger File Management Software

May 20th, 2008 · No Comments

No matter how electronic (translated as “paperless”) we claim to be, I find that 95% of my clients and audiences are still struggling with stacks of papers. So many people still are not aware that there are ways around the traditional filing system, so I’m going to present my system of choice as a start […]

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Tags: File Management · Paper Management · Productive Technology

Maintaining Your Inventory: Home Matters

May 15th, 2008 · No Comments

Many companies periodically conduct an inventory which allows them to maintain an accurate count of materials, detail a valuation of assets, and a provide a catalog for replacement needs in the event of natural disaster. Although inventories take time up front, they are great time management tools in the long term. Just compare the difference […]

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Tags: Organizing Tips · Planning · Stress Management · Time Management

Improving Executive Function: How Time Management Systems Strengthen Performance

May 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Executive Function: assessing, prioritizing, assigning mental functions, tracking multiple activities, reflecting These are all characteristics that a good executive performs daily. They are also the tasks that emanate from your brain’s prefrontal cortex. This region of your brain is the one that sustains the most damage from prolonged periods of stress. In our fast-paced daily […]

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Tags: Multitasking · Personal Productivity · Stress Management · Task Management · Time Management

Is the Home Office Falling Out of Favor?

May 8th, 2008 · No Comments

With gas prices rising rapidly, the advantages of working from a home office seem to be increasing. Not only is the act of commuting stressful for many, but now it is costing you a lot more to get to your job. Unfortunately the telecommuting trend seems to be reversing a bit. Some of the biggest […]

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Tags: Changing Times · Productive Technology · Team Productivity

Then and Now: Are You More Productive?

May 6th, 2008 · No Comments

As we start out in the month of May, it is beneficial to reflect on what May Day means to many countries. On May 1, 1886, hundreds of thousands of workers in the U.S. marched in support of the eight-hour workday. From that date, It actually took 54 years of struggle before we legislated the […]

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Tags: Changing Times · Office Productivity · Work Life Balance