Posts Tagged ‘office hacks’

Eliminate Time Zappers at Work

Posted Thursday, December 25th, 2014 by .

The average American spends about 8.7 hours per day tending to work-related activities. Just what is going on in the office certainly varies, but some studies indicate that we actually spend a lot of time, well, wasting time. By all accounts, it adds up to almost 2 hours each day!

Here are tips to help increase your office productivity.

Learn to manage email.

Many people have email systems within their workplace to help increase communication. In reality, reading and responding to emails can be a real time zapper.  It takes valuable time to open them, read them, and then to decide on when and if you need to respond. The good news is that people do not always expect an immediate reply, and some are even willing to wait up to a week for you to get back to them. 

To save time, skim through emails right away in the morning, and respond immediately to the ones that take less than a minute. Next, you can file all the remaining emails in your inbox into categories such as “Respond Today,” “Needs More Info,” and the like. This can help you to move on with your day without ruminating on messages you still need to get back to. At the end of the day, set aside time to follow up on the remaining emails. This also works for phone messages.


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How to Make Office Friends and Influence People

Posted Thursday, November 13th, 2014 by .

New job, new department, new location. All of these scenarios entail making new friends at the office, a task that can often seem daunting at best while you navigate through your new environment. It’s hard to make connections while you’re busy learning all those policies and procedures. Here are tips and tricks that are sure to impress your new co-workers and have them begging to share a cubicle or a cup of coffee with you in no time at all.

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Boost Your Productivity

Posted Thursday, July 10th, 2014 by .

If you are reading this on a Monday coming off of a fabulous and long weekend, then taking a moment to consider office productivity may be the best way to ease back in to the work week gracefully.

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Redefine Your Home Office Space

Posted Thursday, June 12th, 2014 by .

Do you work from home, or bring work home? Whatever the case, some of these home office designs will inspire you to get to work and thoroughly enjoy yourself in the process. From funky to functional and trendy to traditional, there are office plans to suit any style and space. Take a minute to check some out.


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Office Hacks with a Sense of Humor and Style

Posted Thursday, May 22nd, 2014 by .

Life can get complicated at times. We’ve found a few tricks to make it simpler, or at least to make you smile. After all, what will help lighten your load like a good laugh? Whether you already have a reputation for making people smile, or you’re just trying to get through the work day with sanity and style, check out what we’ve found.

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