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Entries from January 2010

Communicating Productively

January 26th, 2010 · No Comments

Has anyone described you recently as sanguine, phlegmatic, melancholic or choleric?  We may not use these terms as common descriptors anymore, but these are the personalities that Hippocrates categorized. While it is important to recognize your own personality traits and those around you, it is also important to recognize communication styles.  The problem is that, while personalities […]

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Tags: Office Productivity

Closed Office or Open Space: What's Best for Productivity?

January 19th, 2010 · No Comments

In a world of distractions, what kind of work environment do you need to improve productivity?  There are constant debates about the value of cubicles and open floor plans versus enclosed offices.  Companies switch back and forth over the years, trying one and then succumbing to trends or complaints and reversing their layouts. While there can […]

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Email Profit Wasters

January 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment

If we all followed a common sense approach to email usage, productivity would jump and consequently so would profits.  The estimated cost due to email mistakes was calculated at $420,000 annually for companies with 100 employees, according to Debra Hamilton in her report, “Top Ten Email Blunders That Cost Companies Money.” As simple as email […]

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Tags: Email Management