Productivity

One Graph That Will Make You Stop Procrastinating

By | Jun 3, 2015 at 8:00 am

Working at a startup or being self-employed brings freedom, but it also means no one is looking over your shoulder – and for procrastinators, that can be a problem. David Cain, the creator of the Raptitude blog, has coped with the combination of procrastination…

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Working a 60 Hour Week Results in Negative Productivity

By | Jun 2, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Are people actually faking workaholism? According to Jason Lengstorf, companies in America have pushed employees so far that dedication to work is actually something to be proud of. Sleeplessness has become a strange badge of honor. At Future Insights Live in Las Vegas, Lengstorf presented “Happy…

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Are Entrepreneurs Who “Work” More Than 80 Hours a Week Complete Bullshit?

By | Jun 1, 2015 at 8:02 pm

Over the weekend, Reddit user SwimSquirrel posted a great question to r/entrepreneur on how entrepreneurs utilized their time. Out of a curiosity for those in the subReddit community claiming to work more than 80 hours per week pursuing their business owner dreams, he/she wanted…

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The Best Email App To Get To Inbox Zero Fastest

By | Jun 1, 2015 at 5:00 pm

I don’t enjoy email — I just want to get my daily digital chore done and get on with my life. There are two great new email mobile apps from Google and Microsoft and both offer helpful features, such as location-aware emails and calendar scheduling. While…

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6 Ways Technology Helps Your Work-Life Balance

By | May 29, 2015 at 2:00 pm

A fatter incentive or an extra hour of playtime with your kid? Quicker growth up the corporate ladder or time spent unwinding with friends at a bar? Overtime or vacation time? These are daily conundrums every employed individual has to deal with, whether they…

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Paving the Way to Success with OKRs

By | May 26, 2015 at 8:00 am

Objectives and Key Results is a strategy that is widely used by forward-thinking companies (and individuals, even!) all over the world to set goals, monitor progress, and evaluate results. Bizdaq, an online platform that makes it easier to buy and sell small businesses in…

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Mammoth is for Productivity Junkies

By | May 25, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Working on a team often means tracking down communication through emails, chats, bookmarks, and other tools. That’s why the folks at Mammoth decided to create a tool to help centralize these communications. Having just graduated the AngelPad accelerator, Mammoth is looking to increase user engagement and…

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5 Ways BYOD Can Increase Productivity

By | May 25, 2015 at 11:00 am

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a technology trend that has been floating around in management circles for the last couple of years. A lot of managers still either choose to ignore it or undermine its importance. BYOD is a policy where employees are…

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4 Spring Cleaning Tips to Organize Your Business

By | May 12, 2015 at 10:00 am

You should have a goal to organize your business year-round, but we all tend to fall behind. Spring is the perfect time to start fresh. Consider these four key tips to cleaning up your business this spring and getting organized. How to Organize Your…

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20 Productivity Apps to Be Your Most Efficient You

By | May 11, 2015 at 10:00 pm

For the majority of my life I’ve been an inefficient and unorganized mess. I’ve somehow managed to get by, but I’m highly distracted, lose things, make mental notes of tasks that I swear I’ll remember and then promptly forget, and my to-do list is often…

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4 Free Tools To Improve Online Collaboration

By | May 8, 2015 at 5:00 pm

As Casey Stengel once said about his winning baseball team, “Gettin’ good players is easy. Gettin’ ’em to play together is the hard part.” The same hold true for the tech world. Efficient collaboration is the major key to success to matter what size…

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Boost Your Productivity With Multiple Screens [Infographic]

By | Apr 20, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Someone once told me that if I wanted to be productive I should set up an additional monitor in my desk. At first, I found that idea hard to believe because, as a procrastinator,  it would probably encourage multitasking. I thought that by switching attention from…

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Pittsburgh

3 Simple Ways to Save Your Work From a Power Outage

By | Apr 19, 2015 at 6:00 pm

If you’ve had any level of experience with modern technology, then you’ve almost certainly experienced the heartache associated with losing hours of work due to a power interruption or some other malfunction. Fortunately, with a little bit of proactivity on your part, you can…

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Workboard Releases Updates to Help Track Company Goals

By | Apr 11, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Your team can’t achieve a goal it doesn’t know about. Far too few employees fully understand the goals of their organization and what they need to do to achieve those goals. Workboard has announced a major release to its suite of apps to help teams set…

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4 Irrefutable Laws of Organizing e-Files

By | Apr 8, 2015 at 2:00 pm

While computers have made our lives easier in many ways, they have also complicated many things that used to be simple. For those of us who spend tons of time creating and saving documents, Excel workbooks, PDFs, and various downloads to our computers, keeping…

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San Francisco

Originate Gives 20% of the Work Week Back to Employees

By | Mar 9, 2015 at 5:00 pm

On February 25 Originate appointed Lloyd Taylor, the former LinkedIn VP as their new CIO. Specifically, he was called up to provide insight and advice for companies seeking to scale successfully and avoid disasters. Recently, Taylor penned a post for Originate about their 20%…

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7 Free Tools to Keep Your Startup WorkFlow Organized

By | Feb 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Workflow management, a strategy for automating business processes, is a powerful tool for effective collaboration. Companies looking to be more productive increasingly seek tools that enable a more organized workflow for their creative processes. The benefits of creating an organized workflow include: Keeping your team focused Managing time and prioritize important tasks…