Productivity

Exactly How To Spend The Last Hour Of Your Workday

Try these 60-minute "soft projects" to wrap up every day of the week.<p>It’s 4 p.m. and you’re having a hard time focusing. So you stare at your computer and click in and out of lots of tabs. But when you look up, you see it’s only 4:03 p.m. Then, you get a glass of water, which takes all of seven …

5 Habits of Successful People Before 8 a.m.

Setting a positive, productive tone for the day is all about giving yourself time to get your wits together. Prepare for your entry into the work arena, if you want to win there.<p>The difference between successful people and everyone else is the way they utilize time. With only so many hours in a …

Well-being

Highly Available, Detail-Oriented, or Incredibly Efficient: Pick Two

Your productivity depends on three distinct traits, but you can only pick two of them.<p>Making yourself available can be one of the most important traits in business.<p>Customers know they can reach you. Your boss (or your board of directors) won't scratch that heads trying to locate you. Even your …

End your emails like this to get more replies back

First impressions are key — and that’s why so many of us agonize over how to conclude our emails, especially when we’re job hunting. (*Raise your …

21 Seriously Good Ideas to Help Win the War on Productivity Once and For All

And it's a war that's getting more ferocious every day.<p>Clearly productivity is a hot topic these days. We're all complaining about having more to do and less time to do it. We have incredible technology, apps everywhere, productivity coaches and productivity workshops, but are we winning?<p>Personally …

Time Management

11 simple tips for cutting time off your morning routine

One small but annoying daily challenge? Getting ready each morning.<p>I very much dislike rushing or feeling pressed for time, and fervently agree with Thoreau, who wrote in Walden, "I love a broad margin to my life."<p>By figuring out easy, quick ways to make it faster to head out the door, we can give …

Well-being

How to Prioritize Your Work When Your Manager Doesn’t ?

You are lucky, if your manager listens to your problems carefully. And, if he takes care of most of the things without having to say a word, you are …

Time Management

No Time for Bullet Journaling? Daily Planners to Try Instead

It's no secret we're fans of bullet journaling here, but we totally get that it's not for everyone. Bullet journaling requires some time upfront to …

Bucket Lists

6 Strategies to Maintain Your Willpower

Stay strong and focused with these simple steps.<p>It isn’t enough to just want to achieve a goal. There are going to be times, when you’re busy, tired or discouraged and you'll feel like you don’t have it in you to keep going. But you have to fight through those feelings to get over the hump and …

Success

The 1 simple tip to save you time and reduce stress and frustration

Shortcuts<p>Do you waste valuable time and energy constantly searching for those small everyday items on the way out the door in the morning? You're already late and now you can’t find your keys. You get to work only to realize you don’t have your badge. You go to pay for coffee and you don’t have …

Hacking

Maximum Productivity: A Simple Schedule for The Newly Enemployed

In the first few days of unemployment, your mind may swirl in a haze of mixed emotions. Feelings of freedom and endless opportunities can be swiftly …

5 Strange Things I Learned As A First-Time Entrepreneur

I began this startup journey last year and thought I had a lot of things figured out already. Oh how little I knew.<p>Starting your own business is like being on television - everything looks beautiful and glamorous on the outside but in reality, it's quite ugly, messy, and hugely stressful on the …

Business Strategy

5 Ways 'Dadpreneurs' Can Balance Home and Work

Your family and your business both need time and attention. Here's how to develop a plan that supports your goals at home and in your career.<p>It shouldn't take anything away from the challenges faced by working mothers to acknowledge that fathers have their work cut out for them, too. They're tasked …

Parenting

​Windows 10 Mail: Microsoft rolls out Focused Inbox to cut out email clutter

Windows 10 Mail users should see Focused Inbox over the coming weeks, as well as a host of updates to Calendar.<p>Microsoft has announced a major …

Microsoft

Infographic: Does A Pretty Office Create A Productive Workforce?

<b>Does your office</b> require a bit of jazzing up? Research has shown that the aesthetics of your working environment affect your productivity level.<p><b>But</b> …

I'm Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX, and This Is How I Work

One of the indisputable virtues of the internet is the availability of free online courses that enable anyone to educate themselves. edX is one such …

Lifestyle

Keeping Work Simple: Micro, Mobile And Made For You

The UK was an early adopter of Enterprise IT. The world's first ever commercial computer was developed here over sixty years ago. These days the UK has some of the most archaic systems powering the very core of our large businesses. Perhaps, this explains why we are lagging so far behind other G7 …

Domino's Pizza

Customers or Investors: Who Do You Love More?

Allocating your time based on this decision could be the most important decision for your company.<p>Every founder has a daily struggle on how to allocate his or her time. Is this you? We can work on developing our product or fine-tuning that Facebook campaign. We can work on managing our staff to …

Business Strategy

Here's How a Simple 38-Minute Morning Routine Will Transform Your Whole Day

A happy and positive brain is a productive brain.<p>So much positive psychology research is coming out to help us tap into an unending stream of happiness, creativity, and productivity--both at home and work--that only a fool would ignore its benefits.<p>For example, there's the fascinating research on …

Time Management

Five Slack Hacks That Can Keep You Productive No Matter What

Here's how to get notified only when you want to, master some handy keyboard shortcuts, and turn off that annoying red dot.<p>Slack is designed to replace your inbox and be the one place where all your communications would happen, keeping you and your team productive and informed at the same time. But …

10 Powerful Ways to Master Self-Discipline

Like everything else that brings progress, the greatest struggle is always with ourselves.<p>It may be hard to believe when you’re facing a hot-fudge sundae or the prospect of sleeping in versus hitting the gym, but studies show that people with self-discipline are happier.<p>People with a higher degree …

Happiness

25 Ways To Cut Employee Stress And Boost Productivity

Employee stress is a problem. For every employee. At every company.<p>Stress naturally occurs in the workplace. When left unchecked, it can wreak havoc on employee health and productivity.<p>In fact, stress has been associated with physical problems like a weakened immune system, stomach aches, high …

Happiness

7 Simple Leadership Habits that Will Raise the Bar at Your Company

Your team is always watching. Here are 7 leadership habits that will pay huge dividends in creating the execution culture you want.<p>I'm sure you've read articles about the importance of "culture" to shape the behaviors of your employees. One of my favorite descriptions of company culture was as "the …

Leadership

How leaders of 9 billion-dollar companies stay productive

For many of us, productivity is a mystery. We’re surrounded by a constant stream of all things “busy.” And while we start each day with the best of intentions, it’s painful to look back and have to ask, “So what <i>exactly</i> did I get done?”<p>Naturally, productivity tips abound, from “life hacks” to …

Time Management

9 things organized people do before bed

Interior designers can craft you a stunning home, but maintaining it is down to you, so if you are at a loss as to how to keep it neat, tidy and …

Interior Design

Deepak Chopra's 6 Tips To Reduce Stress At Work

Do you have stress at work? You’re in good company. In CareerCast’s 2017 Job Stress Survey, 82% of workers said their jobs fall on the more stressful end.<p>Dr. Deepak Chopra may be able to help.<p>Chopra, the internationally known author, speaker and founder of Jiyo.com (a site on personal and social …

Happiness

This is what you really mean when you say ‘I’m busy’

You claim to be busy and feel it’s a badge of honour. But your boss and colleagues hear something much different.<p>You might say you're slammed, swamped, up to my eyes or — if you’re Australian — flat out like a lizard drinking. But chances are, when people ask you how you’re doing, your response is …

The Tools I Use to Manage a Virtual Team From Anywhere In the World

Ever wondered how business owners manage virtual teams? Here are the tools we're using.<p>In the last couple of years, I've begun to travel a lot more. To give you an idea, I'm going to be on a plane once a month for the next six months.<p>Sometimes I'm only gone for a weekend retreat and sometimes I'm …

Happiness

Our Fitness Director Shares Why Waking Up at 5 A.M. Is Totally Badass

On any given weekday I'm awake in the 5 a.m. hour. I don't have to be in the office until around 10 a.m. Why the extra five hours?<p>Well, part of the …

Fitness

3 steps for better, happier, productive mornings

Shortcuts<p>It's so easy to hit snooze and start your morning, and ultimately your day, on a bad note. After snoozing, you're running late, rushing and probably not in a great mental state by the time you <i>officially</i> start your day.<p>Here's an idea: How about making a few small changes to your morning to …

Well-being