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7 Tools for More Productive Telecommuting

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More and more companies are letting their employees work from where they want to.

In other words, they are working remotely.

One of the best examples and success stories of a remote team is Buffer.

They built a strong culture of remote work within their company.

If you are considering building a remote team, I recommend that you read this post from Buffer founder: The Joys and Benefits of Working as a Distributed Team.

But working as a remote team can sometimes be tricky. In fact your team needs the right tools and techniques to make it work. Click Here to Read Article …

9 Tips to Do More Every Day

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Time is an illusion.

Time is the fourth dimension.

Time waits for no man.

These little philosophical quips may give us pause for thought, but in a hectic and demanding office environment, the only thought about time is, “Where did it go?”

All of a sudden, the day is over, and there are still files piled on your desk that you did not get to, phone messages not returned, and a meeting that had to be re-scheduled for tomorrow because you ran out of time today. Click Here to Read Article …

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10 Time-Saving Tips for Better Google Search Results

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Although the sea of information available in the online world goes beyond the wildest imagination, not everyone knows how to find the piece of information they need.

Google, as one of the most powerful search engines on the web, was developed with the purpose to make that database of content searchable and accessible to online users.

All you need to do is type a query in Google and start going through the first results it lists. Is it really that simple? Click Here to Read Article …

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Boost Productivity: Kill These 3 Distractions

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Have you ever been behind your computer, working away in the zone, when you hear a little “blurp” from a Facebook notification on one of your open browser tabs?

That’s the sound of DISTRACTION.

It could be a notification for an email, your cell phone ringing or even someone walking by your desk to chat.

So after you hear the Facebook “blurp,” you stop working and go to Facebook to watch a funny cat video you were tagged in. Then you hit the feed.

You lose track of time and attention, and the next thing you know you’re late for your meeting. The work you were doing before that is now postponed and will have to wait for later.

Today I want to address the three biggest distractions standing in your way of doing real work and how to avoid them.If you want to start using time efficiently, improve your office productively and challenge yourself to break these habits, read on! Click Here to Read Article …

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Want a Quick Productivity Hack? Drink More Water

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The workplace can be a stressful and unpredictable place.

Without the tools essential to office productivity, no team can perform at their best.

As insignificant as it may seem, hydration actually plays a vital role in the performance of your employees and can mean the difference between a motivated workforce and an office full of uninspired employees.

Today we’re taking a look at humble H2O and how this miracle ingredient makes a recipe for ultimate productivity. Click Here to Read Article …

5 Steps to Creating More Time

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Good Morning! You plop down at your desk and boot up your computer. Congratulations, you have 100 new emails.

Your boss stops by, “Hey! Can you meet with a new vendor at 2:30? Thanks.”

Ring, Ring. “Hello. Development is questioning the need for 3 new interfaces. Can you meet with us in 15 minutes? See you soon.” Click! Aaaaahhhh!

On days like these, you silently wish Doc Brown would appear with a brand new Delorean Time Machine, don’t you? Everyone could use more time.

But, let’s face it; Marty McFly spent most of his time fixing family crises. He had no time to finish his TPS reports or build out his amazing presentation to help reduce “Scope Creep.”

So, how do you get more time to increase your productivity without worrying about the space-time continuum? Here you go: Click Here to Read Article …

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8 Productivity Pitfalls New Entrepreneurs Must Avoid

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Building a business takes a lot of time.

With so many things to do and not enough hours in a day to finish them all, new entrepreneurs find out pretty quickly how valuable their time is.

If you’re starting a business on your own, then you know you’ve got to make the best possible use of your time every single day.

Productivity doesn’t mean being busy all the time but being busy with the right things. It means knowing which tasks to pick and which ones to delegate or put off for another day.

Want to know more? Here are productivity pitfalls you should keep your eyes peeled for. Hopefully, by knowing them in advance, you’ll have a better chance of avoiding them in the future. Click Here to Read Article …

How to Be a More Productive Freelancer

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In the middle of the 20th century, Toyota began implementing principles called Lean Methodology.

This system became commonplace in Japanese factories, helping that nation to so much of its success in the automotive, electronics and other industries.

Lean Methodology is all about keeping everything in a workplace trimmed and clean — setting aside and casting off anything unnecessary.

This streamlines processes, with efficiency leading to speed and higher productivity. Click Here to Read Article …

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4 Tips for Productive Mornings

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If you’re a morning person, this post is not for you — you’re blessed.

And some entrepreneurs have the luxury of sleeping in and getting work done at midnight, when they’re nice and peppy.

But some of us have to see kids off to school before we can start our day.

Or maybe we have to do our work-at-home jobs during traditional business hours.

So what do you do when you’re feeling groggy and uninspired in the morning? Click Here to Read Article …

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5 Tips to Find Time in Your Day

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My company recently surveyed our software users about their workday behaviors.

The results confirmed what many of you probably already suspect:

The 40-hour work week is a thing of the past.

Eighty-eight percent of survey respondents answered that they work more than 40 hours each week, and 21 percent of respondents worked beyond 50 hours each week.

For better or worse, the “always on” capabilities of smartphones, email and cloud productivity apps blur the lines between our personal and professional lives.

While companies reap many benefits from an increasingly plugged-in workforce, long hours take a toll on worker morale and personal well-being.

An exhausted, frustrated workforce ultimately causes negative business results — stopping growth and success in its tracks.

Smart business practices help workers to be more productive. Here are five productivity tips to help you reclaim personal time every day. Click Here to Read Article …

4 Steps to Getting More Done

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I couldn’t focus. Period.

My head would swell with the tasks that lived in it.

Strings of words and responsibilities bounced along in my brain.

Without the right systems it was all too easy to procrastinate. I felt about 85% complete.

I was in search of the “right” system.

I tried dozens of project management and productivity tools. There was definitely something out there, I just had to find it.

Then, out of the blue, I found a to-do list program I loved. Or it found me. One of the two. Click Here to Read Article …

5 Habits that Boost Productivity

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If you feel like you are always grappling with stress related to work, complaining about the workload and struggling to meet the deadlines while a colleague of yours is blazing all the way to glory with his superb work and productivity, something is wrong.

A little introspection would certainly help.

What is it that is keeping you from being as productive as your peers? Why do you feel drained halfway through the day?

Assuming that you love your work and have an inner desire to excel, it’s time to introduce some changes in your daily habits in order to deliver your best work. Click Here to Read Article …