Productivity

By Jay Jayasuriya | Things that makes life more productive.

7 Great Apps to Help You With Your Side Hustle

If you’re getting ready to start a side hustle, your phones and tablets are about to be put to good use for way more than texting your bestie, checking in with your parents, and making your pet Instagram famous. You’ll need to support your freshly minted entrepreneurial pursuits with social media …

Apps

Are You Taking the Time to Truly Be a Leader

When it comes to leading yourself and others, are you? Your solution may be just a breath away.<p>I had a call with a client last week. We'd had a gap in time together due to travel and business, and well... life... and we'd set up a deep dive to bring us back together, reground some of our work, and …

Leadership

The Perfect Notebook Designed To Replace Those Productivity Apps (video)

If you feel overwhelmed by the amount of productivity applications you have on your smartphone and need a little clarity and focus you may be …

Several People Are Typing — The Official Slack Blog

Set your status in Slack<p>Slack<p>Apr 13<p>Coworking beyond community<p>Coworking beyond communityWith Deskpass, workers can try different environments to fit …

Take better smartphone photos with these simple tips and tricks

Lights, smartphone camera, action<p>By now we're all familiar with the basics of smartphone photography: You pull out your phone and push a button. But if you really plan to preserve those memories for posterity, then you'll want your phone snaps to look their best. So up your phone photo game with …

How To Boost Your Personal Productivity: A Complete Guide

Learn the methodology behind true productivity as well as tried and true methods for increasing your productivity today in this free guide from …

This Simple Productivity Hack Will Double Your Output

These days, we’re all striving for optimal productivity. We want to work, in the words of Daft Punk, “harder, better, faster, stronger.…Continue …

Productivity

Slack adds threaded messages to take the clutter out of public channels

Evolving beyond chat<p>Slack today is rolling out message threads inside its familiar chat window, allowing teams to have more focused conversations inside a new "flex pane" that appears next to the main chat. The feature, which has been a top request of Slack users, reflects the company's evolution …

Collaboration

Trello Is Being Acquired By Atlassian

Today we’re excited to announce a new chapter in Trello’s story, and a new chapter for the story of the future of work.

Atlassian

15 Powerful Plugins For Photoshop And Sketch

Powerful plugins can significantly improve your workflow working in Photoshop or Sketch. Photo credit: Energepic/StockSnap.<p>Photoshop and Sketch are powerful tools widely used by designers and developers. Sometimes it might seem that features are endless. But it can get better.<p>What could help …

Graphics

Productivity Tips for Freelancers

7 Hikes to Take Instead of Going Shopping on Black Friday

Don't want to shop? Get outside instead.<p>As crowds of Americans rush to begin their holiday shopping seasons with the sales of Black Friday, many …

National Parks

6 Apps That Will Make You Life and Work Better

You're missing out if you're not using these free or inexpensive tools.<p>Whether you're looking for ways to make your smartphone work harder for you, or a browser add-on to improve the way you work online, I've tested and can recommend a few solid apps worth downloading.<p>1. Headspace<p>The daily practice …

Daily Active Users

Slack’s growth is slowing, just as it faces Facebook Workplace

Slack, the company that made office messaging apps cool, is seeing its torrid growth slow, even as a far larger rival has emerged. That would be Facebook Workplace, which launched two weeks ago (Oct. 10). Workplace is undercutting Slack on price and leveraging its consumer version’s existing …

Daily Active Users

14 Time Management Templates to Help You Get Organised

Download these 14 Time Management Templates to help you get organised, feel less overwhelmed and take control. These templates are simple and ready …

How the most productive people power through their to-do lists

There's plenty of good advice on how to be productive. But most of it makes you feel like you need to turn yourself into a machine. You don't want to …

Time Management: It's NOT About Time

I'm often facilitating a group class or meeting with a coaching client when the beautiful topic of "Time Management" comes up. It came up just last week: A group had the same set of questions and wanted answers.<p><i>"What do I do if I'm constantly interrupted?"</i><p>"How can I handle my work if I don't have …

Time Management

Productivity Secrets for Entrepreneurs Who Want to Have It All

In his new book, Damon Brown shares effective strategies to "do more in less time."<p><i>In his book</i> The Productive Bite-Sized Entrepreneur (a follow-up to Bite-Sized Entrepreneur,) Inc. <i>columnist Damon Brown provides smart, actionable strategies to increase your productivity while running a business and</i> …

Success

3 Simple Habits That Will Make You Insanely Productive

Remove the unnecessary. Automate decisions. Maintain good health.<p><i>What are the best productivity hacks of startup CEOs? originally appeared on Quora--the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Mikael Cho, founder of Crew | Unsplash,</b> …

Productivity

Only 7 Percent of Employees Are Productive (but Most Are Miserable)

The proof is in the data -- remote work leads to more productive companies.<p>Do you want your team to be happier and more productive? Then stop making everyone work in an office.<p>A growing body of research suggests that remote work helps people be more productive -- upending the idea that teams must …

The Workplace

A Harvard psychologist reveals why you're not achieving your goals

Shooting for the moon is a worthwhile goal if you're NASA.<p>But as Harvard psychologist Amy Cuddy explains in a recent Big Think video, the average …

5 Pressing Issues For Solopreneurs In 2016 And How To Deal With Them [Infographic]

I am fascinated by the 5 love languages! I think my top two are Physical Touch and Acts of Service!<p>See More<p>For those with ADHD, none of these will be …

Upbeat Music Can Make Employees More Cooperative

Research has shown that music in retail settings can add value to the shopping experience: It can improve the moods of customers, increase engagement, and increase the chances of a purchase. Less studied is how music can affect employees.<p>In two experiments that I conducted with my colleagues Jubo …

9 Things Highly Effective People Do After They've Been Away on Vacation

You've had a great vacation but you're not-so-ready to go back to work. Here's how to handle it.<p>As an American, you legitimately could spend every day of your life on vacation--and still make a good living. But the truth is, few of us actually do this. Instead, we work hard, take time off when we …

Productivity

21 Chrome shortcuts you need to know

Become a Chrome ninja by employing some of these keyboard shortcuts.<p>You likely use a couple keyboard shortcuts to navigate Google's browser, but why stop there? Check out this list of shortcuts to raise your Chrome game.<p>I use a Mac, so I have listed shortcut combinations for a Mac keyboard, but an …

iOS

Why you're frazzled... via @Trello.com

Deconstructing Distraction<p>Learn the facts for staying on track.<p>Don't Be A Phone-y<p>Why you should put the "no" in phone notifications.<p>Shut 'Em Down<p>Why …

Get More Done by Pretending You’re Going on Vacation

Remember: done is better than perfect.<p>Have you ever noticed that you’re super-productive right before you go away for a week or two? The thought of a …

Time Management

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p><b>1. Jump from worksheet to worksheet with Ctrl +</b> …

Lifehacks

Slack just made apps for its chat service way more useful

With interactive buttons<p>Workplace chat service Slack will now let users interact with third-party services without ever having to leave the app. The new feature, called message buttons, lets companies create interactive Slack apps for performing tasks from within the chat window, like approving …

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