Tore Førland

131 Flips | 9 Magazines | 5 Likes | 2 Followers | @toreforland | I'm a busy dad with four kids and production manager in a manufacturing plant. I write about productivity, production systems, and leadership.

10 Incredible Gmail Hacks to Make You a Power User

Master Google's free email service with these ten unusual tricks.<p>Hey, remember when social media started to get really popular and people kept saying it would be the death of email?<p>Yeah, about that...<p>Email definitely isn't declining. In fact, we're more reliant on it than ever.<p>In 2014, there were …

The Eisenhower Matrix Productivity Tool – As A Trello Board

The post The Eisenhower Matrix Productivity Tool – As A Trello Board appeared first on Trello Blog.You’ve got a lot on your plate. In addition to …

Time Management

The 10 best note-taking apps compared: OneNote, Zoho, Quip, and more

Evernote is dialing back the free version of its service and pushing key features to its premium tiers, so as a result, we declared OneNote the best …

7 tricks to motivate yourself to clean your house even when you don't want to

I've always thought of myself as relatively clean and organized — I shower daily, launder weekly, and make it a point to never leave food wrappers or dirty dishes lying about. Impressive, no?<p>And yet. I found dust bunnies that had grown into mutant rabbits under my bed; a bag of dried mascara on my …

Outsourcing

15 iPhone Tricks Apple Has Been Hiding From You - Quiet Corner

The ongoing debate between Android and Apple users just got a little more complicated. While both surely have qualities that appeal to all kinds of …

Android News

Twelve Common Errors with Value Stream Mapping – Part 1

Want to know the most common mistakes on Value Stream Maps?<p>Here is a list I compiled years ago while reviewing or seeing other people’s initial …

The thinking behind an effective Gemba Walk

So what is the "Gemba"? In simplistic terms - it's where <i>"work"</i> happens or the <i>"actual place"</i>. The Gemba doesn't have to be specific to manufacturing …

What to Do When Your Employee Asks for a Raise Too Soon

A hungry, driven employee is every manager’s dream. But when you have a direct report whose ambition and desire are greater than his ability or experience, managing expectations isn’t easy. How should you handle someone who is constantly asking for a promotion, raise, or responsibility for which …

10 Must-Read Books That Will Make You Ridiculously Productive

Ahhh, productivity. The revered topic in both the business and personal world. It seems we’re all looking for a magic bullet to help us get more done …

The Truth About Standing Desks And Productivity

If excessive sitting is bad and standing while working is good, then surely the right desk will make us all much more productive, right?<p>If you learned that you could increase your productivity by almost 50% by making one near-effortless change, you’d probably try it. But at what point would you …

Cord Organizers Help You Win The War Against Messy Desks

Keeping a desk clean and organized seems to be an impossible task at times. Lots of things call this place their home even though they don’t belong …

HBR's Embrace Of Agile

The article, “Embracing Agile,” in the current issue of <i>Harvard Business Review</i> by Darrell K. Rigby, Jeff Sutherland and Hirotaka Takeuchi is a landmark in the history of management, not just the history of Agile and its major variant, Scrum.<p>In 2011, I wrote: “If there was a Nobel Prize for …

Project Management

The Biggest Challenges of Data-Driven Manufacturing

The widespread deployment of low-cost sensors and their connection to the internet has generated a great deal of excitement (and hype) about the future of manufacturing. The internet of things (IoT) and industrial internet in the United States, Industrie 4.0 in Germany, and 物联网 (wù lián wăng) in …

So You Think You Need an A3 Template

Source: Tracey Richardson’s personal files Click to expandProblem solving is a core part of continuous improvement and lean management. The so-called …

Lean Manufacturing

10 Awesome Google Hangouts Tricks You Should Definitely Check Out

Advertisement<p>Google Hangouts is doing well, in spite of its slow start and continued jostle with the likes of Skype, WhatsApp, and Facebook’s …

Quick Tips That’ll Make You a Gmail Power User

Gmail How to Auto-Forward Emails to Multiple Addresses in Gmail How to Auto-Forward Emails to Multiple Addresses in Gmail Gmail makes it easy to …

Are You Productive or Busy?

It’s easy to feel productive when you are really just busy. But busyness and productivity are two different things; a difference that makes a …

Your Productivity Will Increase by 46 percent if You Stand at Your Desk, Says Study

The research is in. Standing at your desk does really boost productivity during the day.<p>Those of us who use a standing desk already know how much they fuel productivity. Your body was never meant to sit all day, and now there is some new research to prove it.<p>According to a study conducted by Texas …

Ergonomics

Why The 8-Hour Workday Doesn't Work

The eight-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. If you want to be as productive as possible, you need to let go of this relic and find a new approach.<p>The eight-hour workday was created during the industrial revolution as an effort to cut down on the number of hours of manual …

Time Management

Using The Ivy Lee Method to Attain Peak Producitivity

<i>This column is by entrepreneur & entrepreneurship researcher James Clear</i><p>By 1918, Charles M. Schwab was one of the richest men in the world.<p>Schwab was …

5 Attributes All Winning Teams Share

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There is no "I" in team.<p>Such maxims may seem trite, but the importance of teamwork is far from overstated. Recognizing the value of teamwork is far easier than creating a successful one though. So what are the ingredients that must be …

Team Building

I Wish I Could Quit You: If You're Buried in Your Inbox 9 to 5, Here's How to Stop.

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The average CEO gets between 300 and 500 emails every day, judging from CEO chatter. Evidence? Consider Tim Cook's declaration that he gets 700 to 800 a day. And the fact that Shazi Visram, of CEO of Happy Family, a maker of …

I took cold showers for 30 days to improve my productivity, and I'm not stopping anytime soon

When your blood is flowing, your skin is glowing, and you feel like you can take on the world?<p>Imagine having that feeling every morning, without even having to work out.<p>If you're thinking that's too good to be true, well, you're partly right.<p>Because in order to experience that endorphin euphoria …

Immune System

A Beginner’s Guide to Mindful Eating

Mindful eating is a technique that helps you gain control over your eating habits.<p>It has been shown to cause weight loss, reduce binge eating and …

Strategies for Learning from Failure

The wisdom of learning from failure is incontrovertible. Yet organizations that do it well are extraordinarily rare. This gap is not due to a lack of commitment to learning. Managers in the vast majority of enterprises that I have studied over the past 20 years—pharmaceutical, financial services, …

10 Killer Applications of the IoT and Augmented Reality

Contributors:<p>Brian Buntz<p>Move over virtual reality. Augmented reality technology and more recently mixed reality technology are converging with the …

Timeless Note-Taking Systems for Students

<i>This post is part of an ongoing series, “Taking Note,” which outlines the history and styles of note-taking. In this series, we explore how taking</i> …

17 Wise Quotes That Will Make You Remarkably Happy

Sometimes the wise words of others can brighten your day, and make you really happy.<p>Whoever doesn't think wisdom is the way to inner peace is definitely wrong. Reading calming words can do wonders for our psyche--calming us while simultaneously making us happy deep inside.<p>Read on to discover 17 …