15 Ways to Increase Productivity at Work

There are only so many hours in the day, so making the most of your time is critical. There are two ways increase your output–either put in more hours or work smarter. I don’t know about you, but I prefer the latter.

Being more productive at work isn’t rocket science, but it does require being more deliberate about how you manage your time. This post will walk you through 15 simple but effective strategies for increasing your productivity at work.… Read more

A simple activity to define your work priorities

One of my favorite nuggets of wisdom from the book Grit, by Angela Duckworth, has to do with defining our priorities at work. Most of us have a number of priorities that compete for our limited time, attention, and energy. In Grit, Angela proposes a simple technique originally suggested by Warren Buffett as a way to sort your priorities:

“First, you write down a list of twenty-five career goals.Read more

Simple Ways to Be More Productive Every Day

Step 1: Manage your energy, not your time.

If you take a moment to think about it, you’ll probably realize that you are better at doing certain tasks at certain times. What type of energy do you have in the morning? Afternoon? Evening? Determine what tasks each energy level and time of day are best suited for.

Step 2: Prepare the night before.

If you only do one thing each day then spend a few minutes each night organizing your to–do list for tomorrow.… Read more

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12 Cost-Effective Ideas to Help Businesses Save Money

Whether you’re a startup or a company with solid experience on the market, running your business on the Internet or its “brick and mortar”, you wouldn’t mind saving some money, would you? For some companies on the shoestring budget reducing expenses is the necessary condition to keep afloat.

Contrary popular beliefs, you can save money without sacrificing the quality of products/services and dismissing most of the staff.

Below, you’ll find the recommendations on optimizing expenses and finding ways of saving money by using more effective methods in doing your work.… Read more

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Benefits of Remote Employee Time Tracking For Employers and Freelancers

The Internet has revolutionized the way people work, enabling them to make a living and communicate with their employers from any spot on Earth. It has literally broken all geographical boundaries and initiated the appearance of a new type of worker – a remote employee, a.k.a freelancer.

Today, more and more people prefer freelancing since they aren’t bound by any full-time job obligations. They receive orders, fulfill them and get their reward – and remain their own bosses.… Read more

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3 Popular Time Tracking Software Myths Busted

Time tracking software is a great invention that has greatly eased the life of thousands of employers and their employees (yes, you got it right). However, along with numerous admirers, there are lots of people who don’t accept the idea of their work time being tracked and strongly oppose it. Often, this is the result of lack of information about this type of tools.

In this post, we shall debunk the most popular misconceptions about the time tracking services and describe what they actually do.… Read more

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5 Business Books That Will Turn Your Views Upside Down

Books have always been the means of learning something new. As a business owner, you simply don’t have the right to stop developing, and books are your best helpers in self-education. You want to succeed in your venture? Read the great business books that have already been acknowledged by thousands of people. They provide inspiration and fresh ideas for your career, business, relationships and life in general.

Choosing what to read is quite a task taken the number of influential books worth of attention.… Read more

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How to Maximize Employee Productivity in a World of Distractions?

Сomputers and Internet greatly facilitate the work of millions of employees all over the world, and your company is no exception. However, they also bring in a lot of distractions that can eliminate the positive effects and pose a serious threat to employee productivity, aside from other factors. This is what worries employers all over the world and this is what they’re seeking a solution for.

Before you decide what to do about all the things that shift your employees’ focus from their duties to something else, it is important that you “know your enemies”.… Read more

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What Makes Time and Attendance Software a Great Solution for Your Business

Internet has to an extent turned our lives upside down. It has totally changed the way we get information, communicate, do our shopping and, in many cases, work. Definitely, it would be difficult to go on without the Net, and almost everyone considers it one of the greatest inventions of humanity. However, for some businesses, employee Internet abuse has become a problem they’re having hard times struggling with.

Employers try blocking Internet access wherever it is not absolutely necessary or at least limit access to social networks and entertainment websites.… Read more

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How to Balance Out the Workload Using a Time Tracking Service

You started worrying about some of your employees staying at the office much longer than everyone else? What about their colleagues that manage to arrive late, leave early and be found drinking coffee almost each time you leave your office?

Well, as long as you’re satisfied with the result of their work, there’s nothing to worry about – is this you’re hearing from others? In fact, your concern is totally understandable and it has solid ground.… Read more