Productivity

By Jay Jayasuriya | Things that makes life more productive.

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 …

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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 …

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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.

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 …

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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 …

Apps

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

Slack’s growth to date is nothing to sniff at, hitting 4 million daily active users (DAU) in four years, which translates into $100 million in annualized revenue. But its success means its performance will now inevitably be compared to the growth of Workplace. Here are Slack’s latest numbers DAU …

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14 Time Management Templates to Help You Get Organised

Time Management is the skill that unlocks all other skills. Plus, if you want to get ahead better, time management will help. If you want a better …

Time Management

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 …

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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> …

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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> …

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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 …

Self-improvement

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 …

Harvard Business Review

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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> …

How-To's

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 …

Automation

This guy built himself a human hamster wheel for the ultimate standing desk

KitSplit, the Airbnb of the photo industry, is expanding

A new company is changing the way photographers, videographers, and even drone enthusiasts look at gear rental. KitSplit, considered the Airbnb of …

Photography

People are falling in love with a simple productivity system that just uses pen and paper

I’m one of those people who is constantly testing out new productivity apps in the hopes that <i>this</i> is the technology that will transform my life for good. Each new app promises to make me more efficient than the last.<p>But I’ve never been able to find a method that quite beats the flexibility and …

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How to do the most work in the shortest time

Here are eight simple rules to be time-efficient (so you can do some really focused work when you’ve finished). What are you waiting for?<p>We are designed by evolution to be busy. That’s OK for the caveman, who needs to feed himself; not OK for you in the 21st-century when you have to deal with an …

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Here's the Super-Simple Productivity Approach I Learned From the Creator of 'Dilbert'

Scott Adams spends only 25 percent of his time working on it! Here's how he does it.<p>A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to speak with Scott Adams, the creator of the "Dilbert" cartoon series, as well as a best-selling author, media pundit, and entrepreneur.<p>At one point we began talking about …

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