Office & Productivity

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

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 …

Ergonomics

Showing up for work: How digital mindfulness makes the difference

Experts have argued passionately about the importance of creating and maintaining presence in the workplace. Defined by productivity and health …

Mindfulness

Improve Your Productivity With Inbox Zero

Use this incredible method to prevent missing an important email or forgetting a critical task.<p>As a busy CEO and founder, I receive hundreds of emails every day and send around 50 myself. Yet at the end of the day, my inbox is empty. I follow a principle called Inbox Zero. No, I don’t have an …

Productivity

The Emotional Downward Spiral of Email

It seems crazy how long people have been unhappy about email, particularly business email, and yet it continues to be a major pain point. Email is …

Productivity

The Do’s and Don’ts of Measuring Employee Productivity in the Knowledge Economy

How can we measure and improve employee productivity? It’s a daunting question that all managers face. But that wasn’t always the case…We can thank a …

Productivity

How Quitting Coffee Doubled My Productivity

<i>This guest post is by Mike Fishbein. Mike is a bestselling author and digital marketing consultant. He shares unique personal development ideas at</i></i> …

Productivity

10 habits for optimising remote work

I like to work from home a couple of days a week. It boosts my productivity, improves my habits, recharges extroversion and I learn to appreciate …

How to Manage Work from Home and Do More than Usual

<i>Some people think that working from home is a perfect excuse for not working at all. I guess they don’t like their job much.</i><i></i>For me, working from home …

Productivity

5 Ways To Improve Work-Life Balance When You Work At Home

<i>Micheal Gilmore is a blogger and editor at Resumesplanet.com. He enjoys writing about business, marketing, productivity and personal growth. In his</i> …

Productivity

What’s the Ideal Office Temperature?

In office environments, someone always complains about the temperature. Women have a reputation for saying it’s too cold while men complain when the …

Research
Management

How will you be working in 2020?

It’s Monday morning, and you’ve just stepped into a driverless car with three colleagues to chair your first meeting of the day. You enter the office …

5 Steps to Overcome Distractions

<i>We all get distracted now and then, it’s only natural. Without Productivity Training you may find yourself getting lost when you should be getting</i> …

Productivity

How I Fixed My Broken Writing Process

<i>Belle B. Cooper works on content and copywriting for RescueTime, an app that helps you understand how you spend your time so you can be more</i> …

Writing

Warum Bürodesign für den Digital Workplace so wichtig ist

<b>Der feste Schreibtisch im Büro ist nur noch eine Option unter vielen. Die Digitalisierung verändert auch Innenarchitektur, Raumaufteilung und</b> …

How to Become the Best in the World at What You Do

It can feel impossible to move toward your dreams. You know exactly what you want to do, but there are endless obstacles in your way.<p>There is so much …

Self-improvement

12 Tips To Present Better

<i>Around 90% of business presentations are bad. Rarely does that quote surprise anyone, but it should. What if 90% of doctors were bad, or 90% of cars?</i></i> …

Public Speaking

How to Stop Multitasking

<i>Multitasking is a fad that the corporate world wants to see in their employees. But research has proven that multitasking is only a myth that people</i> …

Time Management

Why Smart People Don't Multitask

Multitasking is really tempting. It's also really bad for you.<p>You may have heard that multitasking is bad for you, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Every time you multitask you aren’t just harming your performance in the moment; you may very well …

What Happened When I Forced Myself To Wake Up At 5 A.M. Every Day For A Month

Some early risers might get more done, but it turns out there are times when getting up earlier can make you less productive.<p>Early risers get a lot of good press: They are supposedly more productive and possibly better problem solvers. But after a month of forcing myself out of bed at 5 a.m., I …

Bedtime Stories

Staying Focused with Office Distractions

<i>Distractions are common within the office, whether it is someone on the phone, the printer going off or that colleague who just doesn’t stop talking-</i> …

Productivity

How to Keep Focus When Working Remotely

<i>Working from home used to sound like a scam. “You mean I can wear my PJs, watch TV, and get paid for it?” But it’s no longer a myth, and it’s</i> …

Productivity

7 Productivity Tips to Help You Accomplish Your Biggest Goals

Working towards your objectives can be daunting, but this young founder says that "the antidote to stress is a plan."<p>As a young entrepreneur who says her mission is to help others reach their potential, Caroline Ghosn understands the link between happiness and doing work that is of value.<p>Ghosn is …

Seven ways to make your meeting rooms suck

Jan<p>Like many, I spend a lot of my work life in meeting rooms.<p>And so many seem to be set up by people who have never had a meeting in their life.<p>This …

Productivity