Category: Productivity

Categories

Three Post-it productivity tricks

New products or services that fail to find an audience are often described as “a solution without a problem”. But this is exactly how one of the most successful inventions of all time started out. In 1968, Dr. Silver Spencer, a chemist at multinational conglomerate 3M, was attempting to create…

Nine tips for organizing your desk

We all strive to be more effective at work and one sure-fire way to boost your productivity is to simply keep your desk tidy. Whether you work from home, in a small studio or a large office, the place where you sit or stand every day is very important. If your desk…

Seven tips for escaping your creative rut

We’ve all been there. The place where a creative task seems so obstinately unsolvable that staring at your screen or a blank sheet of paper is no longer helping. When you find yourself stuck in that seemingly inescapable rut, try these seven tips for rediscovering your creative spark. 1. Go…

Seven ways to stay focused and productive

People have many different ways of working. Some thrive in organized chaos, others like clear space and clean lines. Some are old school pen and paper types, others always have the latest productivity app. But however individuals choose to work, having a system in the first place is the key…

Best ways to be productive on mobile

We can all think of at least 3-4 moments a day where there are short bursts of time when we aren’t doing anything. Perhaps it’s when you are waiting the 6 minutes it takes for the barista to make your fancy latte, or when you’re waiting in the grocery line…

Little Moments Add Up To BIG Opportunities

You’ve got a couple of minutes in between meetings, or while waiting in line for coffee. Why not pull out your smartphone and check Facebook or the latest activity of your favorite sports team? It’s hard to use that time for “useful” work, and it seems harmless to spend a few minutes…

Six tricks to get your creative juices flowing

Have you ever found yourself carefully examining the intricate patterns of dust particles on the window by your desk at work? Or caught yourself staring at your computer screen unable to come up with another comprehensible thought? In other words, have you ever been stuck in a rut, had writers…

Seven apps to keep you productive on the weekend

You use a range of apps during the week to work smarter and get more done as efficiently as possible. But what about your weekend? Why should those two much-loved days of R&R not be equally productive? Well, there’s apps for that as well. Here are seven great apps that…

Five tips to focus at work

When was the last time you were reading a draft and your phone buzzed? While writing your last email, were you distracted by an incoming email notification? How many times in the last week did a co-worker interrupt you mid-task? Be honest. Office workers are interrupted (or self-interrupt) every three…

Six ways to make your inbox better

This post was originally posted in the Huffington Post, you can see it here. Email is often seen as an aging rock star struggling for relevance in an age of fresh-faced pop sensations like social networking. Jagger may jive on stage with Taylor Swift but the kids turn to Facebook…

1 2 3 4