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Entries from April 2010

Making Workplace Distractions Work for You

April 27th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Just about every workplace has distractions-coworkers, social networking, email, and for some, even kids. You may be at your most productive without these little time wasters, but at some point, you’ve got to deal with them if you want to get some work done. You may be tempted to push them away, but what seems […]

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Tags: Interruptions

Is Social Networking Cutting Down on Email?

April 13th, 2010 · No Comments

It seems media keep pointing to social networking as the place to be, resulting in a decreasing reliance on email.  Since prior complaints about productivity blocks concerned the amount of email with which we have to contend, that might be a positive thing.  But is it true? Do not yet discount the importance of email in our lives.  […]

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Tags: Email Management

Time Management Challenges with Multiple Jobs

April 6th, 2010 · 2 Comments

This economic downturn has produced a surge in the number of part-time workers, including freelancers and consultants, managing two or more shift jobs.  In finding ways to cope with the subsequent challenges, there are lessons for all of us. Standard techniques for productivity and time management become even more difficult to employ.   Instead of being able to […]

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Tags: Office Productivity · Work Life Balance

Productivity without Brevity

April 2nd, 2010 · 1 Comment

Have you recently picked up a software or hardware manual, read the instructions, and then wondered, “What are they talking about?” Many companies today have reduced their user manuals to a quick flyer on how to set up, get started, and run the program.  Yes, it does make the product seem easy to use on the […]

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Tags: Office Productivity