Office & Productivity

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

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 …

Productivity

3 Things to Consider When Traveling and Working Remotely

by Emma Murray<p>on July 21, 2017<p>If you love traveling, being a digital nomad may sound incredibly appealing. Getting paid while trekking around the …

Wi-Fi

Working From Home Makes You Happier and 'Massively' More Productive, According to Science

A company in Singapore made half its employees work from home for two years. The results will astound you.<p>Working from home has got a bad rap. Many people seem to think it's a way to avoid hard work by getting out from under management's watchful eyes. Indeed, few pundits seemed to object when …

The Workplace

Why 99 Percent of All Meetings Are a Complete Waste of Money

And time. And energy. And opportunities to accomplish great things instead.<p>Here's an elephant in the meeting room that no one ever discusses: Meetings are hugely expensive. During the next meeting you attend, add up the hourly cost of every person in the room. Then imagine -- which shouldn't be …

Management

The top 5 gadgets for remote work and productive workations:

In addition to your laptop, smartphone and their chargers, here’s what you need to bring for ultimate production on your next workation 👊 💻🌍<p>Over …

How to best eliminate stress at work - Mailbird

Work-related stress is a major issue for many in today’s society—often spilling over into everyday life. An epidemic in itself—if weed is a gateway …

Wellness

8 things ridiculously successful people do before 8 a.m.

Starbucks continues to grow relentlessly, with CEO Howard Schultz planning to open 500 new stores a year over the next five years. Much of this …

Howard Schultz

How To Organize Your Day At Work - Mailbird

The digital age has brought stress, overwhelm, and mind-clutter to extravagant heights with 70% of U.S. employees—and 96% of senior leaders—saying …

Workers Hate Open Offices, So Why Do We Still Use Them?

Promoters of open office plans believe that by taking down walls and cubicles, employees will be more productive and create better work. Open offices …

The Workplace

5 Lesser-Known Productivity Tips That Can Change Your Life Forever

Okay, okay. I get it – you want to get more done in less time.<p>So do I.<p>I’ve been blogging full-time for the last five years and I spend 10 hrs/day on …

Productivity

How I became a morning person (and why I decided to make the change)

2017 Work Life Balance Trends

<i>With the advancements of technology and the push for remote work, it feels as if our work and life balance is becoming increasingly blended day by</i> …

Is Caffeine Boosting or Sabotaging Your Productivity?

Are there darker, less beneficial effects to coffee that are cancelling out the benefits, without our even knowing it?<p>Be honest -- you probably have a mug of coffee in your hand, or near your desk as you're reading this.<p>Yes, we all love java. It gets us going in the morning. And the afternoon. And …

Wellness

One Word To Change How You View Productivity

<i>Today’s guest post is from Johan D’Haeseleer. Johan is a writer, speaker, and the founder of Extra Time. Johan’s passion is helping people make the</i> …

Time Management

How to Make a Habit of Tracking Your Time

by Liza Plotnikova<p>on June 6, 2017<p>One of the biggest challenges of tracking time is remembering to do it “in the moment”.<p>There are just so many things …

Self-help

How To Create a Work-Life-Balance Culture in Your Team

<i>The balance between life and work is extremely important, and yet difficult to get right. At Think Productive we try to encourage a healthy balance</i> …

The Workplace

Notifications: A Tragedy Of the Digital Commons

The smartphone was born alongside the era of apps. Functionality was app-specific and took place within an isolated interface. There was no GPS in …

3 Contrarian Hacks for Achieving Work-Life Balance

How to bend the rules of productivity to create work-life harmony<p>There is a rule I follow that serves me well: <i>To be successful, look at what everyone else is doing and do the exact opposite.</i> I call this the “Contrarian’s Guide to Success,” and while several famous people have quotes similar to this …

Work-life Balance

How Doist Makes Remote Work Happen

When I first started at Doist, we were 3 people working from 2 countries. Today, we’re 51 people working from 20 countries and counting. The idea of …

Management

Andrew Sullivan: My Distraction Sickness — and Yours

I was sitting in a large meditation hall in a converted novitiate in central Massachusetts when I reached into my pocket for my iPhone. A woman in …

How I Survived My First Year As A Digital Nomad

You need friends on the road, just like you would in the office.<p>“Did I forget anything?” Clothes–<i>check.</i> Laptop–<i>check.</i> Passport–<i>check.</i> Friends . . . emotion washed over me as I zipped up my suitcase and braced myself for another day of red-eyed goodbyes. I was about to leave Seoul, right around when …

Inspiration

Free Time Tracking Software

Making the Transition to Remote Work

<i>In the 1980s, it was expected that we would have flying cars by 2010. Well, 2010 has come and gone, and we may not have flying cars, but we sure do</i> …

5 Lessons I've Learned While Working Remotely from 22 Countries

5 Lessons I’ve Learned While Working Remotely from 22 Countries<p>by Dunja Lazic<p>on May 22, 2017<p>Last week marked my 2-year anniversary at Toggl so I …

Remote Working: Pros & Cons

<i>It’s integral to team success that everyone is working at their best, wherever that may be. With technology no longer being a factor of limitation,</i> …

A real-time, 2-way sync

<i>“We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it.”</i> – Willy Wonka<p>Over the years, some of our loyal users have made a keen …

Google Calendar

Introducing OneDrive Files On-Demand and other features making it easy to access files

<i>Today’s post was written by Jeff Teper, corporate vice president for the Office, OneDrive and SharePoint teams.</i>As people create and collaborate on …

Collaboration

Introducing Microsoft To-Do—now available in Preview

<i>Today’s post was written by Ori Artman, general manager of Microsoft To-Do.</i><p>Today we’re excited to introduce a new, intelligent task management app …

Microsoft

Why the Beauty of an Office Matters

I’ve been reading a lot about how office spaces affect people’s ability to be productive. Every aspect of the work environment, including …

The Workplace