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Entries from October 2009

Are You a Good Decision-Maker?

October 27th, 2009 · No Comments

“How long would it take to get my office organized?”  I have heard this question many times, and the answer lies in how quickly you make decisions. I can comfortably say, when I am working directly with an individual, that a half-day of focused organizing will give you the needed systems for handling all of your daily work flow.  A full […]

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Tags: Organizing Tips

Swine Flu & Workplace Productivity in a Recession

October 20th, 2009 · No Comments

There are many scared workers in the business arena today.  You see friends laid off and unable to secure another job.  An unemployment scenario replays in your head as you envision what would happen to family life without that income. When colleagues have been let go, extra duties fall on the remaining staff, and people do not complain.  […]

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Tags: Work Hours

Multitasking and BlackBerrys at Meetings

October 13th, 2009 · No Comments

“Banning Blackberrys from meetings would lead to shorter and more effective meetings.”  This is a remark by me when interviewed for Mark Lewis’s article just published at, titled “Ban Blackberrys! ”  Mark does a good job of zeroing in on the deficiencies of multitasking, tying in my comments with those of Dave Crenshaw, the author of “The Myth of Multitasking,” […]

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Tags: Office Productivity

Workplace Skills & Job Satisfaction

October 6th, 2009 · No Comments

The unemployment rate is a sobering message in the headlines each day, leading many to consider starting their own businesses.   Whether or not you have your own business, it is good to review the positives and negatives because they have a message for all workers. PLUS:  Business owners are often happier.  They usually enjoy their […]

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Tags: Work Life Balance