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Unplug and Reclaim Productivity

June 11th, 2013 · No Comments

As much as we claim that our electronic tools help us become more efficient, there are times when these are actually working against our best efforts to keep up with the demands on our time. An article from OnlineColleges on this topic of unplugging ourselves offers ten good reasons to reconsider some of your routines.    Here […]

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Tags: Computer Productivity · Multitasking · Time Management

Time Management for Parents

August 14th, 2012 · No Comments

Parents today are pulled in countless different directions, making it hard to find the time for everything on those never-ending to-do lists, not to mention to spend time with your family. This makes time management essential. Hannah Anderson, from the “Full-Time Nanny” blog submitted her article, “10 Ways Parents Can Better Manage Their Time” . Many of […]

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Digital Stress and Your Brain

July 17th, 2012 · No Comments

While conventional wisdom teaches us that multitasking makes us more efficient, research suggests that we’re incapable of efficiently managing more than two tasks at a time. Here are some of the research findings that show how the internet can disrupt our best time management attemps: Our daily consumption of media has more than doubled in […]

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Relearning How to Focus

November 29th, 2011 · 1 Comment

As a society, we are constantly lamenting the fact that attention spans seem to be getting shorter all the time. In this age of the Internet and text messages, it just seems like no one can focus on anything anymore. But, much as we like to talk about these things as part of an irreversible […]

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Monitoring Tech Social Time at Work

September 15th, 2010 · No Comments

We may be sitting at our desks, avidly working at our computers, but that does not always equate with productivity. The temptation to shift over for a quick look at news, weather, a sporting event, or a Facebook update is always present. How does your company handle this issue? When I present my time management […]

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Tags: Interruptions · Multitasking · Office Productivity

Cell Phones, Driving, and Hurting Business

July 20th, 2010 · No Comments

We have all heard plenty about the potential physical dangers, to yourself and others, when driving and talking on your cell phone simultaneously.  But how about also considering how you may be affecting business relationships? Because you are multitasking when driving and talking on the phone, you are not fully present in either situation.  In […]

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No Reversal for Damages of Multitasking

June 29th, 2010 · No Comments

The stress of constant, adrenaline-fueled multitasking is damaging brain cells.  We were hoping that the prescription of using mind-games, puzzles, and other cognitive-enhancing products would be a solution for reviving the damaged cells, but it turns out that this is not the answer. True, the exercises did improve short-term memory and problem-solving, but only for […]

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Super-Multitaskers: The Rare Few

May 18th, 2010 · No Comments

It is physically impossible to multitask, according to past scientific research.  We are not more productive when we are mentally bouncing back and forth.  Our minds are unable to jump between activities without there being a loss of quality as well as decreased productivity. That has been a wake-up call for many who considered themselves good […]

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Multitasking & Teen Driving–Lessons for All

September 29th, 2009 · No Comments

You know that drivers in other cars traveling on the road alongside you are dangerous when they are involved with other activities while driving.   Still, do you find yourself doing many of those same activities:  texting, eating, conversing on the phone, switching CDs, searching for change at a toll booth? Despite how good you may consider your multitasking […]

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SuperMemo – Learn and Recall Information Efficiently

August 12th, 2008 · No Comments

Once again we turn to technology to help.  However the reason we need help relates to the abundance of technology in our lives.  We are wired, tracked, and expected to respond to  multiple demands on our time throughout the day.  The stresses created by multitasking affect us physically, and one victim of this barrage is our memory. Things come […]

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