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Entries from March 2010

Managing Contacts to Save Time

March 30th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Do you still have stacks of business cards on your desk or tossed into desk drawers?  No matter how tech savvy my clients seem to be, managing business cards remains a time management challenge. In many instances, I am comfortable with my clients using either paper or electronic means as long as they only use […]

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Tags: Office Productivity · Organizing Tips

Are Happy People Productive People?

March 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

45% of U. S. workers are satisfied with their jobs, the lowest per cent in the past 22 years, according to the Conference Board’s annual survey. The fact that only 45% of workers are currently satisfied with their positions does not bode well for productivity in the workplace.  What can companies do to improve the […]

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Tags: Office Productivity

Is a Paperless Life the Most Productive?

March 18th, 2010 · 1 Comment

We’ve been hearing for years about the paperless office, and great strides have been made in this direction.  Yet somehow there are still hard copies of documents on desks and scribbled notes everywhere.  Paper calendars continue to sell, and business cards accumulate in stacks and in drawers. The push in recent years for getting on the electronic […]

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Tags: Changing Times · Personal Productivity

Prime Example of Long Hours and Low Productivity

March 9th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Question:  What country’s workers log more time on the job than people in any other country?  From what we read every day, it can sound like Americans are winning in terms of long hours, work-related stress, and poor work-life balance.   However the winning country is…South Korea! According to the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, […]

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Tags: Office Productivity

New “Normal” Work Hours

March 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

After so many companies set up furloughs or cut hours, many employees are questioning time expectations.  If your schedule was cut back to four days a week and you were working 60+ hours a week prior to that point, what is your week like now? If your colleague agreed to a two-week furlough, did your work hours […]

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Tags: Changing Times · Work Life Balance

Saving Time with Drive-Through Shopping

March 1st, 2010 · No Comments

Is shopping an adventure for you or a chore?  More and more Americans are finding that shopping is just one more chore on their list, especially when it relates to groceries. I personally am a kamikazee shopper–I have my list, I zip through as quickly as I can find the items, and then I’m out the […]

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Tags: Changing Times · Home Productivity