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Entries Tagged as 'Productive Technology'

Ergonomics of Texting

July 21st, 2009 · No Comments

Ergonomic issues are productivity issues.  Remember how carpal tunnel syndrome was a result of typing and keyboards (although not limited to that activity)?  The repetitive stress creates pressure leading to musculoskeletal disorders.  Our texting teens may soon be faced with their own repetitive damage as thumbs become cramped and painful from prolonged texting. According to the […]

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The Lure of Convenience vs. Good Time Management

October 28th, 2008 · No Comments

Do you know how many PCs were disposed of in 2004–as in, working PCs? According to news reports published last year, a whopping 315 million. And in 2005, one hundred million cell phones suffered the same fate.  From those numbers, you can conjure up an estimate of what 2008 will bring. It’s sad but true […]

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Killing the Electronic Clutter

September 30th, 2008 · No Comments

A crowded desktop on a computer can present the same challenge as several stacks of paper on your desk.  The challange, and the productivity loss, is the time spent searching for a document.  Yet keeping these unsorted documents is easier for many people who do not file because they recognize that, once a document goes into […]

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Tags: Computer Productivity · Productive Technology · Time Management

Ways to Leverage Technology for a Decreased Workload

September 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

It is easy to talk about the “good old days,” but we have to accept that they are gone.  Those were the times when it was easier to focus on one thing at a time because the pace of society didn’t intrude from multiple directions at once.  Technology took over more and more, to the point […]

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Paper Tiger File Management Software

May 20th, 2008 · No Comments

No matter how electronic (translated as “paperless”) we claim to be, I find that 95% of my clients and audiences are still struggling with stacks of papers. So many people still are not aware that there are ways around the traditional filing system, so I’m going to present my system of choice as a start […]

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Tags: File Management · Paper Management · Productive Technology

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

Traveling with Your Laptop

April 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment

In a recent post I mentioned that the Arawak Beach Inn confiscates your electronic devices upon checking in. It’s their way of helping to ensure that you have a peaceful, stress-free vacation. However, not everyone is willing to go to this extreme. For those, myself included, who like a bit of outside communication at least […]

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Tags: Computer Productivity · Mobile Office · Productive Technology

How to Keep Your Computer Organized

March 25th, 2008 · No Comments

“Where did I put that document?” is often a common plaint when desks are stacked with piles of paper. However the same thing may happen with our electronic files even though, being out of sight, they don’t scream for organization. The best way of handling electronic documents would be to have obviously labeled folders, and […]

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Tags: Computer Productivity · File Management · Organizing Tips · Productive Technology

Cell Phones Slowing You Down

January 14th, 2008 · No Comments

Here’s one more dig at multitasking: a study reported by the Wall Street Journal (January 3) suggests that drivers who are talking on cell phones drive slower and that interferes with the flow of traffic. Are you surprised by that? Probably not. In my time management seminars, one of our focal points is multitasking and […]

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Tags: Mobile Office · Multitasking · Productive Technology

Upgrading Takes Time from Your Schedule

January 7th, 2008 · No Comments

Did you receive some new tools this Christmas? By tools I include electronic games, cell phones, and cameras along with traditional tools that now may include sonic tape measures and self-leveling lasers. If you are like so many of us, even a couple of weeks later you are still trying to figure out some of […]

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