Office & Productivity

By Frank Hamm | Keeping your office (c)lean and productive - in your company, at home, en route (contributions in English and German)

Why Small Businesses Need Office Intranet?

<b>Office intranet- your new weapon in Industrial Revolution 4.0</b><p>You are an outstanding manager running your team very well. However, you think your …

Employee Engagement

6 Ways To Become A Morning Person

People love to brag about how early they wake up — to tell you, with the proudest smile, about how they ran a marathon at 4:30 this morning and made …

9 Tipps für effizientere Meetings

<b>Meetings, zäh wie Kaugummi und ohne erkennbares Ziel – wer kennt sie nicht? Wir verbringen im Schnitt 4,9 Stunden pro Woche in Meetings. Das ist viel</b> …

What 2018 Holds for the Future of Work

The digital workplace will fundamentally change the way we work. Established and emerging technologies play a big part in this, but our day to day …

How To: Work less [in] your email

The 3 Types of People at Work Who Waste Your Time and How to Deal With Them

Do any of these time suckers work at your company? Here's how you can avoid them and improve your productivity.<p><i>The following excerpt is from the Dan S. Kennedy’s book</i> No B.S. Time Management for Entrepreneurs<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | IndieBound In recent years, vampires …

What Do We Know About Loneliness and Work?

Spend any time reading about loneliness, and you’ll quickly hit upon a scary statistic: Since 1985 the share of people who have no one to confide in has tripled, to 25%. This statistic is common internet knowledge; it’s also wrong. The research paper it comes from — which also suggests that nearly …

Psychology

Why I’ve Stopped Saying That You Shouldn’t Check Email First Thing In The Morning

For a long time, I’ve believed that you should not check email first thing in the morning. As a matter fact, I still don’t. But the truth is, that …

Productivity

New to Office 365 in October—online tools, Microsoft AI, and more

<b>Editor’s note 10/31/2017:</b><br>The world map was updated to reflect the latest availability of Office 365, including Antarctica and the Republic of</i> …

Microsoft

No Office? No Problem! 5 Key Tips for Working on the Go.

Is your desk where ever you happen to have your laptop plugged in? Then learn these survival secrets.<p>The new workplace isn't really a place, it's more a state of mind. You bounce from meeting to meeting, talk over lunch, pitch over drinks, and make your office anywhere that has a flat surface and …

Midtown Manhattan

Breaking Down Procrastination Habits

<i>Productivity Ninja tactics and Time Management Training will help you reduce the amount of time spent procrastinating in the dark corners of the</i> …

Procrastination

Managing Your Schedule Like a Boss: Tips the Experts Never Tell You

Time management is at the top of the short list of reasons why some people succeed and most don't.<p>Lou Gerstner, the former CEO of IBM, once said, “Never let anyone own your schedule.”<p>I don’t know about you, but I <i>love</i> that quote. It’s so simple, yet true. After all being deliberate with your time is …

Time Management

Why Do Knowledge Professionals Obsessively Check Their Inboxes?

<i>If I have to make a rudimentary estimation about the amount of times an average knowledge professional checks/refreshes their email inbox, I would</i> …

Productivity

8 Ways to Work Smarter and Improve Productivity

Get more done without working more hours.<p>We all have the same amount of time in a day, and there is no way to get more of it. It doesn't matter how successful or wealthy one is -- we are all capped at 24 hours per day.<p>We have to subtract some for sleeping, eating, commuting and just living …

How to Split Your Time Effectively Across Multiple Companies

Richard Branson said, "You need to learn when to go forward and when to say no, which can be difficult -- especially if you prefer to say yes, like I do."<p>One of the most exciting things about starting a successful second business is realizing you have the ability to do it all over again. For some …

Entrepreneurship

Why Multitasking Is a Myth That's Breaking Your Brain and Wasting Your Time

You might think you're a great multitasker, but you're not. There's no such thing.<p>When I was younger, I, like many young entrepreneurs, prided myself on being a master at multitasking. I thought I needed to be a strong multitasker to optimize efficiency and productivity at every moment. And I …

How to Manage Remote Teams – Single Grain Case Study

<b>For countless startups, agencies and even established businesses, hiring remote workers remains a tantalizing idea. Yet the prospect of managing a</b> …

Management

3 Proven Strategies on Taking Breaks That Will Help You Become More Productive

Working for long, uninterrupted hours, day after day, may make you feel productive, but, in reality, it's likely hurting your performance.<p>This story appears in the October 2017 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Every busy entrepreneur knows you have to take breaks. And yet breaks often take a …

Productivity

5 Email Customization Tips for Productivity Ninja Outlook Users

<b>Among</b><i> the classic Microsoft Office products, Outlook stands out as being the most customizable one. Many websites will explain to you “how to create</i> …

Apps

What Happens When We Take Workers’ Desks Away?

Workers generally dislike open office plans, but when surveyed about hot desking, they rated some aspects of it higher than having a fixed office …

The Workplace

Is remote work dead ?

Remote work is a hot topic for more and more businesses. Made popular at the beginning by companies that were “young” in terms of age and management …

The Workplace

12 Email Management Tips to Keep Your Inbox Organized

<b>My email inbox is always neat and tidy. But I wasn’t always this organized – I had to learn the following email management tips and techniques first.</b> …

Productivity

Tim Ferriss: If You Have to Cut Your Sleep to Be Effective, Your Priorities Are Out of Order

You can train yourself to sleep less. But the bestselling author and productivity expert thinks you shouldn't.<p>What if you only slept four hours a night? It’s an intriguing idea. It could give you an edge, adding hours to your day, giving you a chance to work while your competitors slept.<p>But is it …

Time Management

Pros and Cons of Flextime Work Options

<b>Flexibility—and flextime work options matter more and more in the modern workplace.</b> As more and more millennials enter the workforce, companies must …

The Workplace

Consequences of Reordering Tasks

My first publishing job was copyediting papers for an academic journal that ran anywhere from 400 to 500 pages once a week. (Never underestimate the …

Time Management

10 Tips On Handling A Remote Team - Write!

f your goal is to create a more effective work environment for your team, there are certain tips that you can implement that will make it easier for …

Stop the Meeting Madness

Poking fun at meetings is the stuff of Dilbert cartoons—we can all joke about how soul-sucking and painful they are. But that pain has real consequences for teams and organizations. In our interviews with hundreds of executives, in fields ranging from high tech and retail to pharmaceuticals and …

Management

The Number 1 Secret to Productivity!

What is the key to productivity? How do some people consistently produce large quantities of groundbreaking work? It's not magic. They all utilize this one simple secret.<p>In business, everyone is looking for productivity hacks. You want to work less and do more. Even if you love your job, it's only …

Time Management

6 Steps to Go from Procrastinating to Productive

As an entrepreneur, practice saying to yourself, "I will not do the work of my smart, very talented and motivated team."<p>As entrepreneurs and business owners, we have tasks on our list that we'd rather not do. So, we keep moving the goal post farther down the field and do almost anything we can to …

Time Management