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Entries from September 2008

Killing the Electronic Clutter

September 30th, 2008 · No Comments

A crowded desktop on a computer can present the same challenge as several stacks of paper on your desk.  The challange, and the productivity loss, is the time spent searching for a document.  Yet keeping these unsorted documents is easier for many people who do not file because they recognize that, once a document goes into […]

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Tags: Computer Productivity · Productive Technology · Time Management

National Preparedness Month: Getting Organized

September 25th, 2008 · No Comments

Our power just came back on Day 11, following Hurricane Ike.  More are still without electricity.  It makes you appreciate the small things.  This definitely provides reinforcement for the designation of September as National Preparedness Month.   As the storm was approaching in the gulf, I wrote up a checklist of what I would need to take […]

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Tags: Planning

Managing Time in the Aftermath of Hurricane Ike

September 19th, 2008 · No Comments

Hurricane Ike has come and gone, but Houston will be feeling the effects for a long time to come.  This is Day 7 with no power in our half of the city.  I’m very grateful that this is our only damage and I understand that priorities are set by the electric companies.  I can wait.  Yet […]

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Tags: Planning

Increased Workplace Productivity – Holistic Benefits to Society

September 9th, 2008 · No Comments

If you were given a tool that would 1) increase productivity, 2) give you a better life balance, 3) help you feel in control, and 4) improve your health, would you be interested?  There is actually one thing you can do that can return multiple results:  Limit multitasking.  Take a look at why this one change would have such […]

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Tags: Work Life Balance

Ways to Leverage Technology for a Decreased Workload

September 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

It is easy to talk about the “good old days,” but we have to accept that they are gone.  Those were the times when it was easier to focus on one thing at a time because the pace of society didn’t intrude from multiple directions at once.  Technology took over more and more, to the point […]

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Tags: Productive Technology