Organization

4 Ways Your Mind Plays Tricks On You

4 Ways Your Mind Plays Tricks On You

By Susan Ricker There may be a bigger roadblock to your workplace productivity than the voice in your head telling you to play solitaire. It's that notion in your brain, called cognitive bias, which makes you confused, uninterested, wrongly informed or ignorant. A cognitive bias, or a pattern of inaccurate... Read More »

Get More Efficient With Your To-Do List: 3 Tips

Get More Efficient With Your To-Do List: 3 Tips

By Mollie Ficarella Co-workers stop by your desk to ask questions, unexpected emergencies need to be dealt with, phone calls interrupt your concentration and the email alert constantly beeps. It can become almost impossible to get anything done. The to-do list becomes bigger and more unmanageable by the... Read More »

'Clean Desk' Policies: Latest Executive Fad Designed To Torment Workers?

'Clean Desk' Policies: Latest Executive Fad Designed To Torment Workers?

A cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, the saying goes -- which may explain why Australian company BHP Billiton's rule book, leaked to the Australian Financial Review, made a big deal about employee desks. According to the publication, employees "have to clean their desks every day of all but eight... Read More »

End Your Dysfunctional Relationship With Junk Email

End Your Dysfunctional Relationship With Junk Email

Several weeks ago, I had a realization: I was spending a lot of time deleting email. Every day, I seemed to get dozens of unwanted emails that I deleted unread. This wasn't pure spam. It was announcements from groups I was no longer part of, emails from companies I'd bought something from years ago, newsletters... Read More »

3 Ways To Handle The Project From Hell

3 Ways To Handle The Project From Hell

One of my favorite time management tips is to block various activities into my schedule, knowing exactly how long they will take. Almost all recurring events in life can be estimated fairly well. Traffic seems like a force of nature, yet long distance bus lines still manage to estimate their arrivals, based on... Read More »

20 Questions Smart Employees Ask Themselves

20 Questions Smart Employees Ask Themselves

By Nance Rosen These 20 questions cover five key areas that are critical to your accurately evaluating how well you're doing at work. Your answers (or score) predict whether you're likely to be promoted, fired or kept simmering in the same spot for years to come. Read More »

Stacking The Odds For Success In Your Favor

Stacking The Odds For Success In Your Favor

This uncertain world of work demands a new approach to managing your career. "Manage your life as if you are your own boss and agent," my colleague Mike Squires, a senior technical recruiter at PayPal says. Successful careers don't just happen, it's up to you to learn the skills to build a successful... Read More »

How To Articulate Your Personal Brand Through Your Social Network

How To Articulate Your Personal Brand Through Your Social Network

Business guru Jack Canfield says that you are the average of the five people you spend most of your time with. It makes sense, right? The people in your personal and professional networks have an extraordinary effect on who you are and how you see the world. They affect how you spend your time. They affect... Read More »

Hoarders: There's Probably One Stashed in Your Office

Hoarders: There's Probably One Stashed in Your Office

You've seen hoarders on TV, buried in piles of newspaper, stuffed animals, food, garbage, you name it. But you might not have noticed that they're all around you at work as well. Desks and offices covered with piles of papers, folders, files, books, etc. can reveal mild cases of office hoarding. And how about... Read More »

How to Stay Organized When You're Always on the Go

How to Stay Organized When You're Always on the Go

I am constantly on the go. I have no office and travel most of the year for sales and partnership meetings. What types of devices, gear and services would you recommend I use to remain efficient and effective? -- Veronica Michaels, ME Read More »

Managers Are Overrated, According to Study

Managers Are Overrated, According to Study

The importance of managers and their ability to enhance production is vastly overrated, according to a professor of psychology at Lund University. He advises businesses to stop wasting money on expensive training courses for managers, and send the entire team instead. Read More »

Desk Clutter Can Cut Careers

Desk Clutter Can Cut Careers

If your desktop is covered with stacks of paper, used coffee mugs, and sticky notes, you may find your career faltering, and messy work spaces may be shaping the way your co-workers and supervisors perceive you. That's according to the OfficeMax Workspace Organization Survey, conducted by Kelton Research this... Read More »

How to Get More Done in Less Time

How to Get More Done in Less Time

How productive are you at work? Efficiency is a tough thing to measure but making the most of the hours you spend at work will not only impress your boss and promote your career, but boost job satisfaction and reduce stress as well. Here are our top tips for getting more done in less time. Read More »

What Your Desk Says About You

What Your Desk Says About You

Decide whether or not your desktop needs a makeover with these examples of what your desk decoration may be saying about you. Read More »

Top 10 Soft Skills for Job Hunters

Top 10 Soft Skills for Job Hunters

People skills and relationship-building are key to success

Soft skills refer to a cluster of personal qualities, habits, attitudes and social graces that make someone a good employee and compatible to work with. Read More »

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