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Entries Tagged as 'Changing Times'

Stepping Back in Time

October 1st, 2013 · No Comments

So many people reminisce about the “good old days.” Those good old days might only be a few decades ago. Could it be that we wax nostalgic because everything was simpler? You didn’t see homes drowning in material possessions, and most people actually stayed away from business activities on the weekends. People 50 years ago […]

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Tags: Changing Times

Technology in Clothing Saves Time

April 12th, 2011 · No Comments

I like the idea of uniforms in many fields.  It makes that daily “What do I wear?” decision easier, and you know it is appropriate for the occasion.  However now there are even more pluses that can be built into work clothing, thanks to some incredible technological advances. These add up to good time savers, both in […]

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Tags: Changing Times · Office Productivity

Productivity Tips for Job Seekers

September 1st, 2010 · No Comments

If you are one of the many who are seeking a new job at this time, you can easily become frustrated and find days slipping by without much to show.  No matter what your current employment status, there are many proactive approaches that you can take to have a productive day. It is interesting that the best strategies are […]

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Tags: Changing Times · Personal Productivity

How would you spend more “free” time?

August 24th, 2010 · No Comments

According to the American Time Use Survey, we spent less time working, on average, in 2009, compared with 2007, which means we had more time to engage in other activities.  A common lament that I constantly hear in my time management training sessions is the lack of time in our days.  “If only I had […]

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Tags: Changing Times · Personal 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

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

Unexpected Time Gives Time to Develop Business Opportunities

March 10th, 2009 · No Comments

The present economic situation is leaving some of you with unexpected “free” time.  The news regularly lists new numbers of unemployed workers.  Others may just be on a furlough until things pick up.  Small business owners may be finding fewer orders coming their way.  In these situations, your normal hectic pace can suddenly skid to a stop. If […]

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Is Daylight Savings a Productivity Campaign?

November 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

Twice a year we’re told to change our clocks–”Spring Forward, Fall Back”–for Daylight Savings Time. This may seem to be as predictable a ritual as the seasons themselves. But it’s actually a rather fluid concept that was first standardized 120 years ago by railroad executives so they could have an official noon to make their […]

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Tags: Changing Times · Personal Productivity

Is the Home Office Falling Out of Favor?

May 8th, 2008 · No Comments

With gas prices rising rapidly, the advantages of working from a home office seem to be increasing. Not only is the act of commuting stressful for many, but now it is costing you a lot more to get to your job. Unfortunately the telecommuting trend seems to be reversing a bit. Some of the biggest […]

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Tags: Changing Times · Productive Technology · Team Productivity