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Entries from July 2009

Are We Really Overworking?

July 28th, 2009 · No Comments

Many of us feel that the 40-hour work week is a dream.  Claims of working 60, 70, or 80 hours a week are common.  In 2006 the Harvard Business Review published an article referring to the 70-hour workweek, saying that jobs requiring this time input were the new standard for professionals. Yet the reality is […]

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Tags: Office Productivity

Ergonomics of Texting

July 21st, 2009 · No Comments

Ergonomic issues are productivity issues.  Remember how carpal tunnel syndrome was a result of typing and keyboards (although not limited to that activity)?  The repetitive stress creates pressure leading to musculoskeletal disorders.  Our texting teens may soon be faced with their own repetitive damage as thumbs become cramped and painful from prolonged texting. According to the […]

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Tags: Productive Technology

Brain Boosting with Internet Use

July 14th, 2009 · No Comments

Many of my clients and my audiences at our time management training seminars express dismay at their inability to remember names and events of the past.  Yet these are all highly functioning, working individuals.  The complaints rise with age although there is no associated disease causing these slips. Now there is a good reason for […]

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Tags: Personal Productivity

Managing Your Life with Online Organizing Tools

July 7th, 2009 · No Comments

If your work pace has slowed down, you are experiencing a furlough, or are in a span of unemployment, there are ways to turn what might be a negative experience into a positive situation.  One avenue would be to schedule time every day to research tools that would be useful to you in both a […]

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Tags: Goal Setting