5 Productivity Hacks to Reach Inbox Zero & Reclaim Control
by Melody Wilding - Aug, 2015
When was the last time your inbox was empty? Sometimes I feel as if I spend the entire day just answering emails, without ever finding the time to get to more important projects and tasks. When it comes to email, there’s an inherent pressure and urgency to the task. It’s easy to feel as if we should be constantly checking emails and responding quickly…or we risk the potential of being seen as lazy, unorganized, and unpro...
AIIM Reports Slow Uptake of Paper-Free Processes
by Alexandra Levit - Aug, 2015
Paper-free is catching on, but not as quickly as you’d think. Last year, the Association for Information and Image Management (AIIM) surveyed over 500 constituents to learn more about the adoption of paper-free processes. In the research, 68 percent of respondents said they believe paper-centric processes to be unacceptable, yet 21 percent find their paper use to be increasing. Although the thousands of external paper do...
Resume Tips I: Nine Facts about Accomplishments
by Robin Schlinger - Aug, 2015
To begin, we should define that word “accomplishment.” Here are three examples of what a resume accomplishment is and is not: ◾An accomplishment is not the same as a task. For example, the task is “filing”; the accomplishment is computerizing 5 years of paper files to make access more efficient and widespread throughout the company. ◾An accomplishment is not the same as a skill. For example, the skill is the...
Does Computer Monitor Setup Improve Productivity?
by Alexandra Levit - Jul, 2015
Remember when the only people to use more than one monitor were designers, programmers, and gamers? In the last five years, multiple monitor use has entered mainstream business to the point that if organizations have the money and the space, theyfre providing average employees with tricked-out monitor configurations. The question is, does this actually improve onefs productivity? I have been using the 24 desktop monito...
How to Move on After a Job Rejection
by Melody Wilding - Jul, 2015
The resume that goes off into the online application ether. The call for a second interview that never comes. The rejection letter from your dream job that hits you like a ton of bricks. No matter what stage you are at in the job search process, it’s likely that rejection has reared its ugly head in your direction. Being turned down for a role you really want is never fun, and it sure can tank your confidence. And...
Managing Your Job Hunt
by Robin Schlinger - Jul, 2015
When you enter the job market, whether or not voluntarily, you may be overwhelmed by advice, options, and technologies. You may be panicked by the need to find a job—any job—quickly. You may experience difficulty matching your qualifications and goals with the positions available in the marketplace. Here are four steps you can take to bring a chaotic job search under control: ◾ Write down the skills and accomplishment...
Designing for Millennials: Is That Really a Thing?
by Lindsey Pollak - Jul, 2015
There’s no question millennials are the hot target market these days — and many companies have decided that designing for millennials is a ticket to success. Take the recent Whole Foods announcement about its new store concept, aimed at millennials with “modern, streamlined design, innovative technology, and a curated selection” of lower-priced organic and natural foods. Like many others, I read about the new store concept...
Self-Sabotage No More – Part II: 7 Strategies For Allowing Success
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Jul, 2015
Self-sabotage is when your actions are working against your own best interests, according to Adam Sicinski, creator of the Overcoming Self-Sabotage Mind Map at IQMatrix.com – so the more you can bring self-sabotaging behaviors into conscious awareness, the better. Sicinski says, “[Self-sabotage] not only prevents you from reaching your goals, but it becomes a safety mechanism that protects you from disappointment.” In my...
6 Questions that Will Set You Up to Be Super Successful
by Marshall Goldsmith - Jul, 2015
A Little Background When it comes to self-reflection, asking yourself active questions rather than passive questions changes the focus of your answers – and empowers you to make changes you wouldn’t otherwise consider! I learned about active questions from my daughter, Kelly Goldsmith. Kelly has a Ph.D. in behavioral marketing and teaches at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. Yes, I am a proud father! Kelly...
Are You Teaching Your Employees to Fish?
by Alexandra Levit - Jul, 2015
Teaching your employees to be self-sufficient benefits the productivity of the whole team. As I write this, the New York Times has just reported on a 30-year-old man who shot his rich dad because the father had the nerve to decrease his allowance a few hundred dollars. The dad had been paying the son’s pricey Manhattan rent and was also giving him spending money. He cut the latter down a bit and paid for it with his life....
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