Office & Productivity

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

When to work: How to optimize your daily schedule for energy, motivation, and focus

By understanding these different productivity curves you can take the guesswork out of when to work and know you've scheduled the right work at …

Time Management

Weekly Reads: 7 Work habits that will help you get more done each week

There are few things in life that can help (or hurt) you more than your work habits. If you want to build better ones, here are some great examples …

Winston Churchill

5 Email Productivity Tips to Clear Your Inbox in 2018

Every morning it’s the same story. You open your inbox and it’s flooded with tons of unread emails, about work, promotional offers, news articles, …

Productivity

How to Write a Great Subject Line

I’ve got a question for you: what’s the single most important part of an email newsletter?<i>The subject line,</i> of course. Why?<b>Because it’s the single</b> …

Work-life Balance

RIP SlideShare, It Was Good While It Lasted

In 2016, SlideShare had over 70 million unique visitors per day, and it was listed by Alexa as one of the top 100 most visited websites in the world. …

List-Worthy

Wie sinnvoll sind Wildwechsel-Brücken? - Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin

Aus voller Fahrt betrachtet wirkt Bauwerk 505 wie eine Fehlplanung. Die Autobahn läuft geradewegs dahin, wie in die Landschaft gebügelt. Auf der …

Wissenschaft

Master the Art of Productive Client Meetings

Looking to host more productive client meetings? You’ve come to the right place, my friend! As a freelancer, consultant, or agency owner; you’re no …

Productivity

This One Word Will Make Your Emails More Effective

Hints: It’s all about clarity<p>Emails are a productivity killer.<p>That’s why messaging apps have become more mainstream now. However, many organizations …

Productivity

6 Ways to Get Promoted by Writing Better Emails

It’s probably hard to imagine getting through a day without sending an email. Indeed, email is a well-established communication method of choice in …

Productivity

How the G Suite side panel helps you get work done

The G Suite side panel gives you fast access to Google Keep, Google Tasks, and Google Calendar from Gmail, Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Drawings. …

Google

An Office Is a Terrible Place to Work

By Dave Michels<br>It’s noisy, full of germs and sick people, uncomfortable, unsafe, and inconvenient.

Need More Self-Control? Try a Simple Ritual

Many of our most vexing problems, from overeating to not saving enough for retirement to not working out enough have something in common: lack of …

Weight Loss

When Collaboration Kills Productivity

In the knowledge worker world, “collaboration” has become a darling word. And often, collaboration deserves the praise. Effective teamwork can …

Employment

Simple Desk Improvements That Make an Open Office Easier to Bear

Open floor plans and “flexible” office seating are common in today’s modern, meticulously designed workplaces. While designers and managers hope that they’ll improve communication by encouraging people to talk to one another, more than a few studies have pointed out that they may actually do the …

Headphones

5 Ideas for a Mobile Digital Workplace

A few years ago, Google was said to divide users into repetitive, bored and urgent. "Repetitive" users are monitoring: a stock price or weather, for …

Mobile Devices

Weekly Reads: 10 email canned responses that will save you hours each week

Emails have a tendency to take over our work days. But there’s one trick that can help you get through them quickly and efficiently: Canned ...The …

Productivity

Why I Stopped Using Multiple Monitors

A Single Monitor Manifesto<p>Many developers believe multiple monitors improve productivity. Studies have proven it, right? Well, keep in mind, many of …

The Philosophical Argument for Working Less (And Wasting Time)

Maybe it’s not “laziness” after all<p>Bertrand Russell is a strange name to bring up when we consider the merits of working less.<p>Though he was a …

How to Create a Zen Experience on Your Android Phone

Take back control of your phone (and your attention)<p>The vast majority of consumers use their phone exactly as it was originally configured. The …

Microsoft Whiteboard

While a white background is a common starting experience in Microsoft’s applications, the specific capabilities of each tool both create and …

The Most Honest Out-of-Office Message

What if you deleted all your emails during vacation and never looked back?<p>Some weeks ago, I emailed a professor to ask for an interview for a story. Seconds later, I got his out-of-office response.<p>“I am out of the office and expect to have only infrequent email access,” the message said. Pretty …

Productivity

Don’t listen to those productivity gurus: why waking up at 6am won’t make you successful

If you want to be successful, many experts and life-hackers say you should:▪Wake up at 6 am ▪Take a cold shower ▪Exercise ▪Meditate ▪Journal and …

Why optimizing your life won’t help your productivity

In the early days of a growing my start-up, I was working on every task that I could get my hands on, constantly adding points to my to-do list.When …

How to Use Music to Boost Office Productivity | The JotForm Blog

Remember the last time you walked into a clothing store and it was dead silent? Neither can I. That’s because retailers long ago figured out that …

Die Kommunikationspyramide bei Nozbe

So nutzt das Nozbe-Team moderne Technologien, um besser miteinander zu kommunizieren und mehr zu erledigen.<p>Kommunikationspyramide kurz zusammengefasst<p>…

The six daily habits that helped me to build a product with 3.5 million users

The gym is definitely not my happy place.Even the treadmill feels like a depressing metaphor: no matter how fast I run, I never feel like I’m getting …

Wework: Die Kaffeeautomatisierung des Lebens

Wework: Die Kaffeeautomatisierung des Lebens - Golem.de Wework: Die Kaffeeautomatisierung des LebensWLAN, ein Tisch, frischer Latte Macchiato und …

How to get more done with less work

I’m going to tell you something about productivity that most top-ranking Medium authors and famous startup gurus won’t.It isn’t a hack that you’ll …

Einst waren sie Zwillinge, jetzt gehen sie getrennte Wege

Das ideale Notebook für den mobilen Menschen ist klein und leicht. Asus und Huawei hatten dieselbe Idee. Doch nun gibt es eine Zäsur.