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Entries Tagged as 'Office Productivity'

Home Office–The Right Choice for You?

July 23rd, 2013 · No Comments

Those of us who commute every day are sometimes envious of the person who can walk into the next room at home and get right to work with no wasted time.  At this point, about 10% of the workforce (13.4 million people) work from home at least part of the time. Some of the reasons […]

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The Office Germ-Fest

July 9th, 2013 · No Comments

To be your most productive and efficient at work, you need to stay healthy. You know that it is good to be careful around sick colleagues, but how careful are you about some of your office areas? It is helpful to be aware of those germ-laden breeding grounds that are hiding in plain sight. Otherwise […]

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Napping as a Productivity Tool

May 29th, 2013 · No Comments

Is there such a thing as a “power nap,” or is sleeping the day away a sign that you are lazy or unmotivated? As a time management and productivity trainer, I think it’s an incredibly interesting question. That’s because, although naps have traditionally gotten a bad rap in our goal-driven society, there are a lot […]

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Office Layouts for Your Productivity

April 2nd, 2013 · No Comments

What kind of office layout is the best for getting more work done, and hence a greater profit for the company in general? First, let’s look at two different office plans. Open Concept An open office is a modern kind of office; there are no individual office rooms (for the most part), no walls and […]

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Creating a Home Office from Unused Spaces

February 19th, 2013 · No Comments

Today’s computers and cell phones work harder, look slimmer, and travel farther. And since these technologies hold more information than an old-school file cabinet and require significantly less square footage, why shouldn’t the home office follow suit? Residential workspaces no longer need to comprise an entire room with wall-to-wall bookcases, complicated filing systems, and an […]

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Is Your Daily Routine Backwards?

November 13th, 2012 · No Comments

When it comes to putting together your daily work schedule, things can seem pretty straightforward: You have so many hours you have to put in at the office, and projects you have to complete, for things to go smoothly. With that in mind, the process of putting them in order – with your most important […]

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Why an “All-Nighter” Does Not Help You, Your Company, Your Career

October 16th, 2012 · No Comments

Most of us have pulled all-night work sessions at some point in our careers. For most of us, the habit usually begins with a cramming session in high school or college, supposedly to help us make it through the test or paper that we were not prepared for. Eventually, it becomes something we get used […]

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Can Sleep Be a Productivity Tool?

June 26th, 2012 · No Comments

How much sleep do you get on an average evening? Could getting more make you a healthier, happier, and more productive person? Although common sense tells us that a well-rested worker can do more – and think more creatively – than their exhausted counterpart, it isn’t unusual for busy executives to practically brag about how […]

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Double Your Productivity in 5 Minutes

June 12th, 2012 · No Comments

Regular readers of my articles will already know that they should begin each day with a plan. Hopefully, all of you are thinking a little bit about what you want to accomplish well before you sit down at your desk first thing in the morning, and it is a habit that’s helping you make better […]

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4 Tips for Productivity “Preventive Care”

May 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

Any good doctor will tell you that the best treatment is the one you do not eventually need. This is another way of saying that problems are best dealt with before they become problems at all, especially when it comes to your personal health. In a lot of ways, the same applies to your scheduling […]

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