Productivity

Is Overworking Affecting Your Health? These Signs Say Yes

~by Wendy Dessler ~ Do you feel like work has begun to consume your life? If so, you aren’t alone. However, it’s not only the time you spend working that is impacting your health. Other factors such as job satisfaction, feelings of appreciation, your work environment, outside responsibilities and your commute can impact your health in a negative manner. Are you unsure if your work life is impacting your health? If so, consider the signs here. While you can use easy-to-use employee scheduling software to help take some of the burden off of your shoulders, you also need to know the

9 Practical Ways To Fight Against Procrastination

“To be, or not to be?” We have all been there. Doing numerous other things before that one thing we actually need to do. A lot of us will get up early tomorrow to study or go on a diet on Monday. However, there is no need to panic as there are effective ways of fighting the procrastination disease. Leave the past behind Burdening yourself with thoughts of being a loser for procrastinating in the past will not get you anywhere. In fact, they are just another way of procrastinating. You are wasting your time on non-productive thoughts. Instead, use

The Theory of Limited Energy

Theory of Limited Energy

A few years ago, I was a member in active working mom board on Babycenter, and the topic of time management came up on probably a weekly basis.  One of the women posed the theory of limited energy, which I’ve learned to apply to everything in my life. It was her belief that she has a certain amount of energy. She can use it at work, taking care of kids, cleaning, doing dishes, cooking, etc.  If she used all of her energy on “stuff” there wasn’t any leftover for her husband. So, he could choose- if he wanted sex, and

Habit Stacking and Motivation

Habit Stacking for Success Have you ever wished you could get your day off to a better start? Or that you could actually get to bed on time without getting hooked into staring at Facebook for two hours? If so, I get it. And I have an idea that could really change everything for you. The idea is based on creating morning and evening routines, and you create these routines using habit stacking. Let me explain. What is Habit Stacking? Habit stacking is when you take a current habitual action and add a new, desired habit to it. You add

No Ideas? 11 Steps to Organizing a Successful Brainstorming Session

No Ideas? 11 Steps to Organizing a Successful Brainstorming Session

We’ve all been there – in need of that one great idea and the brain failing to play ball. Some days, no matter how long I sit and think about a problem, that elusive solution won’t come into view. On those days, usually after I’ve spent a fair few hours berating myself for my lack of progress, I regroup and decide to do a brainstorming session. It’s a great way to ease a mental block and get some ideas flowing.  Whether you’re going to be brainstorming as a team or doing it solo, here are my eleven steps to organizing

Business Management: How to Get Your Work Teams to Be More Productive

~by Hannah Whittenly~ . If you’re leading a team, you may have found that getting them to do their best work from day to day is one of your biggest challenges. Trying to force them to work harder and faster may be counterproductive as it fosters resistance and bad feelings. You certainly don’t want to face a contest of wills every day. Instead, you have to find ways to organize and support them. Here are some ideas for getting your teams to be more productive. Stop Repetitive Meetings A significant chunk of your team’s day may be spent in progress

What to Do With Kids While Working from Home

~by Dayton Uttinger~ . Modern technology has enabled businesses to offer working from home more and more, so you’ve likely had the opportunity to decide if working from home is an option for you. On the other hand, you might have realized that a graduate degree is necessary in order to progress in your field, and that remains true for both social science and STEM fields. And whether you’re studying online or simply completing your thesis, your home is often the best place to get work done, provided you have a good Wi-Fi connection. There’s simply fewer distractions and more

5 Tips for Maintaining a Safe Workplace, Free from Hazards and Injuries

~by Dixie Somers~ . As a business owner it’s your responsibility to keep employees safe. The cost of neglecting safety can be serious. You could face law suits, fines, lost productivity, and a reputation as a dangerous and uncaring company. All employers need to take steps to ensure they are providing a safe workplace. Here are five tips you should follow. 1. Maintain Cleanliness Work areas are more productive when they’re neat and organized. They are also safer. Removing clutter and debris will help to minimize risks of falls, knocking items off shelves or tables. Insist that spills or garbage

Focusing on Your Employees’ Mental Health Can Increase Productivity

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~by Rachelle Wilber~ . If an employee broke his or her hand or suffered a serious open wound, you would want to make sure that he or she was treated right away. This is because an injured worker is one who won’t be as much value to the company. The same is true of a worker who may be battling a mental health issue. Addressing and resolving the issue as soon as possible can help that person get back to peak productivity. Mental Health Affects Focus An individual who is dealing with a mental health issue might be more focused

3 Strategies to Help Reduce Stress So You Can Work Efficiently

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~by Emma Sturgis~ . The phone call with the cranky client. The lunch meeting that goes until four. The last-minute project that gets dumped on your desk before the weekend. All these situations and more represent just some of the stresses you’re likely to feel at work. Unfortunately, it’s usually not possible to work without at least some stress getting you down. However, it doesn’t have to knock you out. Here are 3 tips that will help you reduce stress, relax and work more efficiently. 1. Be Sure to Unplug While it’s tempting to just eat lunch at your desk

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