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Entries Tagged as 'Team Productivity'

Running Efficient, Productive Meetings

January 18th, 2011 · 1 Comment

There is a lot of advice out there on the best ways to run an efficient and successful meeting. Some of the books and seminars available are excellent, and I definitely recommend checking them out if you have the time. But, given that so many of us can’t find the time in our schedules to […]

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Tags: Effective Meetings · Team Productivity · Time Management

Super Admins Stretch Company Dollars

September 28th, 2010 · No Comments

As we all try to accomplish more with less time, it is vital to maximize the resources we have at hand.  One way is to recognize and develop the skills of administrative assistants.  Whether you are fortunate to have this assistance, or you are the administrative professional, or you do not have extra help but are doing […]

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Tags: Office Productivity · Team Productivity

Steady Productivity: Reliable vs. Flash

July 7th, 2010 · No Comments

What might today’s worker have in common with the plain, black government pen?  You know the one.  It is in post offices and federal offices and throughout the military I grew up around those black, plastic objects since my father was a government employee.  They were definitely not flashy, but I had no idea of what […]

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When Email and Telephone Are Not the Solution

May 5th, 2009 · No Comments

You have been hearing about the importance of body language for decades.  With the rise and increase of technology use, you cannot afford to forget the basics.  Email, voice mail, and even direct telephone conversations cannot fully capture what goes on in a business. Dr. Alex “Sandy” Pentland has written a book, “Honest Signals,” that should […]

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Tags: Team Productivity

Have Fun at Work? Which Activities and How They Impact Productivity

August 5th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Many of you dream of the day when you no longer have to “work.”  That actual retirement, however, may be a long way off.  In the current world, it may not come at all, as more and more people find they have to keep going to make ends meet. When work consumes a major part […]

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Tags: Team Productivity · Work Life Balance

Don't Have Time? No Complaining

July 1st, 2008 · No Comments

I was contacted recently about a new book called “The No Complaining Rule” by Jon Gordon, and I felt this would be a good suggestion for any office or personal setting to adapt.  The following is an excerpt from a review:  “The fact is every leader and business will face negativity, energy vampires and obstacles to […]

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Tags: Office Productivity · Team 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

Crisis Management: Project-Driven vs. Customer-Driven Settings (Part Two)

April 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Continuing my response to the reader who requested advice for those who were on the “front lines” and didn’t have a project-driven day (see the original crisis management post), I’m going to address customer-driven jobs. If you were hired to answer telephones, such as in a call center, then obviously you cannot decide that you […]

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Tags: Office Productivity · Organizing Tips · Task Management · Team Productivity · Time Management

Why We Complain About Meetings But Keep Having Them

March 17th, 2008 · No Comments

Another meeting to attend, and you won’t get any work done again today! That’s a common complaint in some companies, yet the schedule of meetings continues. There have been some changes with teleconferencing and videoconferencing, but the gatherings still occur with regularity. A new study coming out from the University of North Carolina, Charlotte (Steven […]

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Tags: Effective Meetings · Office Productivity · Team Productivity

Dealing with a Procrastinator

December 7th, 2007 · No Comments

In my previous posting, I itemized frequently-cited reasons for procrastination and what you could do to conquer it. However that is supposing that you are the one procrastinating. On the other hand, you may be the take-charge, do-it-now personality and have to live or work with a procrastinator. The do-it-now person often struggles to understand […]

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Tags: Personal Productivity · Procrastination · Team Productivity