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Gratitude, Science and Productivity

Gratitude, Science and Productivity

Neuroscience fascinates me. This interest aligns with my mission because, in addition to capitalizing on smart technology, productivity consultants manipulate human behavior to maximize output and enhance quality of life. Noting that November is the season for giving...
How to Design a Comfortable and Practical Home Office

How to Design a Comfortable and Practical Home Office

Working from home has become almost expected these days, which is why it’s important that your home office is a comfortable and practical place to work in. If you want to enhance your productivity even more, then take a look at Configuration Connection for...
Avoiding Survival Mode this Holiday Season

Avoiding Survival Mode this Holiday Season

This past August, a friend of mine called me on her drive home from her standard Sunday grocery store run. Appearing to have somehow absorbed stress from thin air, she anxiously recounted her observations of parents rushing through the store “dangerously...
Managing the Expectations We Set for Ourselves

Managing the Expectations We Set for Ourselves

Last month, we discussed tips and tricks for managing others’ expectations in order to maximize collective productivity. Today, I’m getting a little more personal. I want to talk about ways we can best manage the expectations we set for ourselves. From...
Managing Expectations to Bolster Potential

Managing Expectations to Bolster Potential

Maybe it’s the heat getting to me, but as I sweat through what is shaping up to be one of the hottest summers on record here in Texas, I find myself musing on what it might be like to sit in the Texas ERCOT (Electric Reliability Council of Texas) war room.  If...
How to Prep for Vacation without Stress

How to Prep for Vacation without Stress

Professionally and personally, I can attest to the fact that downtime is essential to maintaining productivity. This includes not only taking breaks, but extended time away from routine responsibilities. With school out and lots of us (including me!) seeking a...
Squelch Time Squandering

Squelch Time Squandering

Consider this hypothetical situation: You’ve worked diligently to schedule your time productively in order to accomplish some goals you’ve set for yourself. As your calendar accurately reflects you should be, you’re sitting at your workspace, but...
Goal: (More) Paperless

Goal: (More) Paperless

Generally speaking, managing paper is nonproductive. It’s time-consuming and open to error, even with the best filing system in place. What’s more, storing paper copies takes up valuable space. Despite these facts, I often encounter headwinds when I...
Dual Workspaces? Here’s How to Maintain Your Productivity

Dual Workspaces? Here’s How to Maintain Your Productivity

Thanks to innovative technology, we are no longer tethered to traditional office spaces. In fact, both the merit and reach of these technologies has exponentially expanded over the past two years. This is arguably a direct result of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic....
Improve Employee Onboarding using Time Tracking

Improve Employee Onboarding using Time Tracking

The importance of having an effective onboarding process to welcome your new hires can never be overstated. An exceptional onboarding experience will help employees become productive as soon as possible. On the other hand, a poor onboarding process doesn’t leave a...
The Real Potential Behind the Organized Home Office

The Real Potential Behind the Organized Home Office

March 8th is “Organize Your Home Office Day.” Who knew it had its own day? Well, I knew, because it’s my jam! And the truth is, if a productivity specialist comes across a day designation on the National Day Calendar with “organize” and...
Expectations Holding You Back?

Expectations Holding You Back?

Last month, when drafting the post on weaponized incompetence, it occurred to me that there is a corollary concept that warrants its own discussion. Where previously we focused on team members offering excuses to avoid responsibility, this month I want to turn the...
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