6 Ideas for Handling a Growing Workload

  If you’re struggling with a growing workload — a mountain of work projects and tasks — you’re not alone. Many organizations are still running lean, trying to balance employee workloads with budgets. But only you know your limits. Organize, prioritize, and communicate.  It’s a slow progression …. A coworker leaves and you’re “temporarily” given a…

3 Free Apps to Keep Your Project on Track

Use one of these free tools to effectively manage your workload and mitigate project inaccuracies      Project management is important. It can save time, increase productivity, and fill the cracks that projects are apt to fall through. But project management software of days past lacks the tools vital to modern day workflow. And they’re…

9 Ways to Get More Done

It happens almost every day. You begin with a plan only to have an emerging crisis, surprise meeting, or new assignment throw a wrench in the gears. Before you know it, the work has piled up. By employing these simple techniques, you’ll be able to foster greater productivity and a more satisfying work-life balance. Identify…

More Bang for Your Buck: Getting the Best Results from Your Team

Eighteen months ago, armed with a new computer programming degree and an abundance of novitiate enthusiasm, John accepted a job with a company specializing in medical billing and accounting software. Six-months later, his initial excitement dulled, John, a prototypical wall-fly, found himself swatted to an office corner, buzzing anonymously through his daily diet of stale…

Webinar: Using Your Smartphone to Boost Productivity

Your smartphone is great for surfing the Internet, keeping in touch with friends and family, and playing the occasional game. But if managed correctly, your smartphone can be a tremendous asset to your productivity. Watch this free webinar to find out how. You’ll learn: What apps can turn your smartphone into a productive tool How…

7 Barriers to Workplace Productivity

Everybody wants to do their best. When trying to reach your peak level of productivity, you must first find out what is hindering your progress — and then fix it! Let’s take a deeper look at 7 potential roadblocks: 1. Equipment, tools, software, or on-the-job support is out of date/broken/inadequate for the job required. We…

How to Confront an Unproductive Employee

Managers may not think of themselves as firemen, responding to crises with disciplined and well-considered action in an effort to contain potentially volatile firestorms. But this is often the case, especially when an employee’s production dips far below the line of acceptability. Ultimately, the workplace requires its team members to conform to uniform and realistic…

4 Apps to Help You and Your Team Stay Connected

  Your team is mobile. Thankfully, staying in touch has never been easier.  Apps abound that help connect a team that’s more and more spread out geographically.  Four of our favorites are listed here — Google Calendar, Evernote, Dropbox, and WebEx — along with tips for team usage.   Google Calendar is a free online…