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Entries from May 2009

Productivity Leading to Job Losses

May 26th, 2009 · No Comments

According to Bruce Greenwald and Judd Kahn, job losses due to increased productivity greatly outnumber those lost to globalization.  That is certainly a far cry from the typical lament that says we can protect our workers by keeping jobs at home. In Greenwald’s and Kahn’s book, “Globalization:  The Irrational Fear That Someone in China Will […]

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Tags: Office Productivity

Organizing Receipts: Keep It Simple

May 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment

We’re over a month past that dreaded April 15, the time of year when you vow that “This will not happen again next year.”  So, how’s it looking so far?  Do you have a new system in place and no stray receipts laying around? If you are still looking for “your” perfect solution, there are […]

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Tags: Paper Management

Time Management Skills Work on Vacation Too

May 12th, 2009 · No Comments

Watching my brother and my husband get ready for their multi-week backpacking adventure along the Appalachian Trail, I reflected on the time management techniques that were being used.   Having the basic time management training skills that help you be effective in the office also helps with home projects and even for vacation planning. The top two things they […]

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Tags: Home Productivity

When Email and Telephone Are Not the Solution

May 5th, 2009 · No Comments

You have been hearing about the importance of body language for decades.  With the rise and increase of technology use, you cannot afford to forget the basics.  Email, voice mail, and even direct telephone conversations cannot fully capture what goes on in a business. Dr. Alex “Sandy” Pentland has written a book, “Honest Signals,” that should […]

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Tags: Team Productivity