Productivity Tips

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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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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Top 3 Most Effective Ways of Measuring Employee Productivity

“If you’re not moving forward, you’re falling backwards” – this quotation is very true when applied to business. It’s unforgivable to be content with what you already have and stand still – because your competitors won’t be waiting for you to eventually start progressing and will very quickly take over.

So, if you’ve started thinking about improving employee productivity, it’s a great sign that you’re not willing to stay where you are now.… Read more

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How to Increase Employee Productivity for Under 8 Dollars?

More and more employers today realize that their revenue depends not only on the number of sales/clients they’ve got, but also to a great extend – on their employees. Or, rather, their productivity. This metrics basically shows how much work is done during the same period of time. While it definitely is different for different employees due to a number of factors, the overall picture throughout the company can be pretty descriptive.… Read more

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7 Must-Have Time Management Apps for 2016

No matter whether you are an office worker, perform your duties “on the go” or work as a freelancer – becoming more productive and better organized will definitely do you good. The good news is, we aren’t going to suggest you any new techniques that mean putting in more efforts. On the contrary, this post tells how to improve your time management by… delegating it to assistants. No, we don’t suggest hiring people to manage your tasks.… Read more

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How to Handle Digital Overload in the World of 24/7 Availability

What do you usually do when you’re at a party and have no one to talk to? Or you walk in Starbucks to grab a cup of coffee and decide to stay inside to drink it? What do you do? That’s right, you take your phone to check Twitter, Instagram, etc.

Information technology has enabled people to create and consume huge flows of information, and be constantly available. The only question is, are we ready to handle this?… Read more

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Stress and Its Effects on Employee Productivity

When you think about a top level manager, what image typically comes up in your mind? In all probability, this is a talented individual, demanding to him/herself and to others, working under stress all the time, frequently lacking patience and tolerance, prone to anger outbursts when results are below the expected. So, stress and anxiety are the most common traits of a stereotypical executive.

Moreover, people with equal talents, but with calmer disposition and less authoritative behaviour are often left behind when it comes to promotion to the top positions in the company.… Read more