The Internet can be an overwhelming place. It’s easy for a simple research mission to turn into an online shopping spree or for your email to arrive in a never-ending stream that you just have to respond to immediately. So with all the distractions at every turn, you might be wondering how to optimize your web strategy in order to get things done. Here’s where to start.
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Getting work done is no easy feat for anyone. It’s difficult to sit down and concentrate on one task in a world full of distractions. These distractions also cause stress, which makes work even more unbearable.
The key to getting work done is to decrease your stress, which can develop from a variety of situations — from issues in your personal life to your workload at the office. No matter where it comes from, though, stress hurts your productivity.
So much to do and so little time! This seems to be one of the most common complaints in our hectic society. Whether we are at home, at study or at work, there are inevitably many demands on our time. Here are a few ways to supercharge your productivity and get everything done with minimal stress.
Email – possibly one of the greatest inventions of recent times and also possibly the bane of many people’s existence. Can you remember that lovely feeling when you first set-up your email account and there was only a couple of welcome messages? Akin to the sense of satisfaction that comes with a tidy house, that feeling fades as your inbox loses its shine and winds up crammed with a glut of superfluous mail.
Don’t despair – there are ways to salvage the situation. Follow these simple steps and you could be on your way to inbox zero, or what I like to call inbox heaven!
Meetings. Assignments. Deadlines. Email. Phone calls. Texts. Reports. Trips. Projects. Some days the demands of the job seem never-ending. A hectic day now and then is manageable. String too many together, though, and you risk burnout. How do you spot it? Burned-out employees dread going to work, and, once there, they have negative attitudes and interactions. Eyes are on the clock, watching the hands drag slowly toward quitting time.
Here’s a novel way to prevent burnout: plan for it. No, that doesn’t mean resigning yourself to its inevitability. Instead, see burnout as a potential consequence of your frenetic work schedule, and take steps to prevent it. Make changes both at home and in the workplace, and you can avoid that awful workplace dread.
Procrastination can be defined in many ways. Some procrastinators constantly change the dates of all their tasks, in the end not doing anything at all, while others put off working on small, negligible projects in order to concentrate on big stuff, achieving great results. The former is called unstructured or passive procrastinating – and as much as the passive procrastinators deny it, it’s basically laziness. The latter, however, is nothing of the sort. Referred to as active or conscious procrastination, it can lead to serious productivity boost if used in the right way.
Are you a morning or a night person? When you’re busy all the time, waking up early essentially adds an extra hour or two to your day. Although it can be difficult at first, waking up early can boost your time management skills, simply because you have more time to get things done. It is also reported that waking up early can leave you feeling more refreshed and energised for the day (providing you get enough sleep).
Cloud Productivity, anyone? Years ago, the word “cloud” had an entirely different connotation. But now, in the business world and beyond, almost everyone is aware of cloud computing services. With the cloud becoming ever more popular, there’s a good chance it’s become a part of how you do business.
You may even have heard that the cloud can increase productivity for you or your business, but maybe you weren’t sure how. Here are six ways the cloud can help you boost your productivity and get more out of your workday.
The world of modern business is a cold and unforgiving place where the big fish eats the small one. Unfortunately, as a startup or a small business, you will most probably be at the bottom of the food chain. Still, this is the way it goes and this lack in size can be compensated for quite easily.
All you have to do is find some cost-effective ways to utilize your productivity and that of your employees. Your safest bet would naturally be to turn to technology for aid.
Here are some of the ways in which technological advancements can increase employee’ productivity.
Moving from one site to another is a sane business strategy. These days many business owners and managers are taking the bold decision to move out of the crowded city centers into a more rural environment. This brave decision may well have been powered by the desire to work in country setting and will obviously have major implications when it comes to cutting costs.
This brave decision may well have been powered by the desire to work in country setting and will obviously have major implications when it comes to cutting costs.