3 Tips to Email Like a Pro

Even though email has become second nature in almost every industry’s day-to-day operations, the rules for great correspondence have somehow gotten lost on the information highway. Aside from the obvious policies like including relevant subject lines and using suitable language, there are some other grey areas that need straightening out. Here’s an updated guide on email correspondence etiquette. Response time  With a

By | April 2nd, 2015|Productivity|

4 Ideas to Motivate Your Team

My friend Earnest once asked me, "Do you like basketball?" I replied, "Only at the beginning and during the last few minutes of the game—anything else is a good time to clean the kitchen." He looked at me quizzically. I explained that when I record games I can fast forward to the good parts like seeing the coaches frantically drawing up plays

By | February 6th, 2015|Productivity|

How to Be Productive in Your Open Office

So, you secured your exclusive spot in that posh co-working space—the one with jaw-dropping window views of the city skyline and the most fabulous co-workers around. A co-working space offers endless possibilities for freelancers, writers and entrepreneurs. These open office spaces scream "networking" to any passerby and help busy professionals expand their business community quickly. What you may not have

By | November 14th, 2014|Productivity|

7 Must-Have Essentials for Working On-the-Go

Thanks to Wi-Fi, laptop computers, smart phones and tablets, it's often possible to get just as much work done "on-the-go" as it is when you're sitting at your desk. However, in order to make the most of your on-the-go office time, there are a few essentials I'd recommend having on-hand: 1. Laptop and/or Tablet In today's internet-saturated work place, it's

By | August 14th, 2014|Productivity|

How to Take Back Your Life in an Always-On World

Absenteeism, turnover, diminished productivity, and medical, legal and insurance coverage are expensive -- costing businesses $300 billion per year. Those costs can be reduced dramatically by making employee wellbeing a business priority. People with thriving wellbeing have 41% lower health-related costs compared with those who scored in the middle of the pack, according to Gallup’s Tom Rath and Jim Harter,

By | August 13th, 2014|Productivity|

7 Ways Your Office Space Can Improve Productivity

Today, people are under pressure from the size of their workloads to the amount of information they handle, said Beatriz Arantes, senior research Steelcase, turnstone’s parent company. Add to that, the number, variety and location of people worked with and need to be “on” most of the time, and you’ve got a pressure cooker. Employees average nearly 6 hours a day sitting at

By | August 6th, 2014|Productivity|

TurboScan: The iPhone/Android app that will change the way you work

I'm all about making work easier and more efficient. If there is a way to make my day go even smoother and my work day even happier, I'll find it. Recently, I came across the app TurboScan and I have no idea how I've lived without it. I use PDF escape to get through documents that I don't feel like printing, but

By | July 18th, 2014|Productivity|

How to Save Time and Find Balance By Saying “No”

As women entrepreneurs, we wear many, MANY hats each day. Not only are we business owners, employers, employees, and co-workers; we're also designers, creative thinkers, collaborators, social media updaters, bug fixers and paycheck writers. And then, on top of that all, many of us are moms, wives, aunts, grandmas, friends, volunteers, committee chairs, home renovators, budget makers, menu planners, "taxi"

By | June 2nd, 2014|Productivity|

20 Quick Tips to Get Organized at Work Infographic

Productivity begins when you have the tools you need to do the task set before you. Rather than wasting time and energy looking for notes or tracking down an ink pen, keeping your space tidy sets you up to get right to work. In honor of the timeless "spring cleaning" tradition, today we're sharing this awesome infographic to help you

By | April 16th, 2014|Productivity|

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