Time Management

The one trick that can help you deal with interruptions at work, according to science

Getting constantly interrupted at work can make it hard to focus on the task at hand, but scientists believe they may have an answer to the …

News (Ireland)

Is Online Meeting Technology Ruining Productivity?

Taking part in an online meeting is an everyday occurrence for most office workers these days. Indeed, where would we be if we couldn’t have a video …

Collaboration

Why These 2 Mom Entrepreneurs Say Being Productive Is More Than Checking Off a To-Do List

Everyone knows how demanding life can be when running a business, but it's a whole new playing field when you're an entrepreneur and a parent.<p>Everyone knows how demanding life can be when running a business, but it's a whole new playing field when you're an entrepreneur <i>and</i> a parent.<p>Kirsten Saez …

Whole Foods

Professional Organizers Share Their Ultimate Speed-Cleaning Routines

Keeping up with an ever-expanding list of cleaning chores can get overwhelming. So, what’s the secret to making it more manageable? Breaking your …

Home Decorating

5 Ways to Grow Your Side Hustle Into a Full-Time Income

If you're making a couple of bucks on the side you are much closer to a real business than you might realize.<p>Entrepreneur, software engineer, author, blogger and founder of WanderlustWorker.com<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When I was 12-years old, I begged my parents …

Productivity

How to stop email procrastination and achieve Inbox Zero

When I tell people the number of emails I have waiting unanswered in my inbox, I sometimes get reactions of consternation and horror. At one point, …

The Workplace

Four Strategies For Turning Lost Time Into Found Time

It’s January and for me that means lots of time in the doctor’s office crossing off all of my annual exams. One of the most frustrating aspects of these appointments is waiting and waiting and waiting. First, you wait in the aptly named waiting room. Then, once the nurse escorts you back, there may …

Productivity

How to achieve extreme productivity

7 ways to use “systemized common sense” in your day.<p>By Kara Baskin | January 17, 2018<p>You don't have to do all of this. Here's how to temper your …

Productivity

The best time to do everything, according to science

• <b>The morning is the best time for work that requires mental concentration, but creativity levels peak in the afternoon.</b>• <b><br>But some people are night owls — and they should align their tasks with their natural rhythm.</b>• <b><br>Taking short breaks can restore your brain energy and help make your afternoons more</b> …

Productivity

This Simple Trick Will Help You Get More Done Every Day

If you really want to achieve your goals in 2018, put down the to do list. It turns out that simply making lists isn’t the most effective workflow to …

Productivity

Want to Achieve More in Your Job? These 4 Simple Things Can Help

Learn the surprising reason doing less actually helps you achieve more and get farther in your career.<p>If you said the biggest thing standing in the way of a company's success is its competition, you'd be wrong. In fact, it is the daily 'stuff' that flies at you, demanding to get done as part of …

Self-improvement

How To Do More Meaningful Work Every Day (And Less Emailing)

Organizational leaders often speak fluently about mission, values and purpose. They post high-minded statements on their social pages and on the company website. But if your business is teeming with excessive rules, processes or bureaucracy, all that messaging is empty rhetoric. Nothing separates …

Productivity

7 Productivity Hacks That Will Increase Your Focus at Work

Productivity is a pretty big buzzword right now and it can be a little difficult to define because it looks different for everyone. For me, I would …

Productivity

Uber wants to stop its drivers from working 70 hours a week

• <b>Uber are set to restrict its UK drivers to 10 hours of consecutive trips.</b>• <b><br>The drivers will not be allowed to log back into the app for another 6 hours after this.</b>• <b><br>2.6% of UK Uber drivers are logging in for more than 70 hours a week.</b><p>Uber will introduce a cap on the number of hours drivers can work in …

Uber

How To Better Manage Your Meetings This Year

Meetings take up a lot of our time — and let’s just be frank, they aren’t always the most productive events.<p>One report suggests that in the United States, a staggering 11 million meetings are held every day. Some of these meetings are held unnecessarily. Others end up creating more bad feelings …

Productivity

Double Your Income by Knowing the Second Most Valuable Thing You Can Do With Your Time

If you consistently create high value time - you can double your income<p>If you ask any businessperson what the most valuable thing they can do, they all likely have the same answer: work on their billable hours. They're right--that is the most valuable thing you can do with your time. Think about if …

Psychology

How to Stay Organized, According to 11 Really, Really Busy Women

Whenever a new year begins (hey 2018), it always feels like the right time to get your shit together. New year, new you! Make those resolutions, plan to drink those 8 cups of water, promise to get to meetings on time, pledge to be a more put-together human, etc.<p>But then, slowly but surely, you …

Productivity

Why January Is Your Least Productive Month And What To Do About It

It’s the coldest, darkest month of the year. Shouldn’t you really just hunker down and get to work?<p>January can be a bit of a buzzkill. You’re coming off of the fun of the holidays. Depending on your location, winter is firmly entrenched with cold temps, snow, and ice. And daylight hours are in …

Psychology

The Best Time-Management Tools Used by Highly Successful People

Some simple time-saving hacks could help you optimize your time<p>About a year ago I threw my back out. And voila, my body forced me to lay down and rest to take care of my "L5-S1. No that's not a cool new battleship from Star Wars, it's the location for my slipped disc (for those of you with back …

Psychology

This Setting on Your Phone Can Help You Get Insane Amounts of Work Done

A simple yet effective way to make 2018 your most productive year yet.<p>Every time you unlock your phone's home screen, there are texts and emails begging a reply. Instagram photos begging to be liked. Tweets begging your commentary.<p>You could try this trick from a former Google designer to help curb …

Success

How To Make Your Workday More Productive

Do you find yourself falling behind schedule or reaching the end of the work day and realizing that you missed something important? A few critical …

Productivity

How to Be 20 Percent Smarter: Just Rearrange Your Schedule

When you do something has a huge impact on how well you do it.<p>If you want to get smarter, you could read more, try certain kinds of braining training, or learn study techniques suggested by science (or geniuses). Or, if you're feeling lazy today, you could just rearrange your schedule.<p>That's the …

Psychology

11 Questions That Will Help You Prioritize Your Daily Schedule

When everything seems equally important, run what you could do through these filters.<p>I get it. That frantic feeling where you have a million important things to do and only time to do roughly three of them. How do you know what's worth putting on the schedule? How do you come up with a reasonable, …

Psychology

In Security Life, Busy Is Not a Badge of Honor

All security teams are busy, but not all security teams are productive. The difference between the two is huge.<p>Busy, busy, busy. Everyone is busy. No …

Psychology

To Increase Productivity, Stop Checking Email After Work Hours

Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin have some exciting news for stressed out, overworked employees: using your work phone after hours …

Psychology

How to Stop Dwelling on Work 24/7. You'll be Happier and More Productive

It's non-productive to dwell on work issues. These 7 simple tips will signal your brain to change gears and take that much-needed break at the end of every day.<p>You can turn off your computer at the end of the day, but shutting down work-related thoughts isn't as simple as pushing a button.<p>An …

Success

The Power of Deep Prioritizing

Not too long ago, I spent an entire workweek without writing a single word for The Simple Dollar or any other writing project for that matter. Yet, …

Productivity

To Do: Get to the Things That Are Really Important in Life

Sponsored by<p>Want to get to be better at prioritizing the big stuff? The two-list strategy will help you to turn to-do lists into …

Productivity

4 Changes an Elite Management Consultant Would Tell You to Make to Maximize Your Productivity

If you can afford a consultant, go ahead and hire one but, basically, here is what they would tell you.<p>Journalist, Digital Media Consultant and Investor<p>Consultants at prestigious consulting firms like McKinsey & Company, Boston Consulting Group and Bain & Company are often the best and the …

Psychology

Want to Be Happy? Stop Trying to Improve, Some Experts Say

Three new books say the self-improvement industry does more harm than good.<p>Are you spending too much time, money, and effort on self-improvement? The answer is probably yes, according to a <i>New Yorker</i> review of three new books that each take the current self-improvement movement to task as doing more …

Psychology