Time Management/Productivity

News, tips, advice, and overviews on staying on top of professional demands.

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Working-at-Home a Win-Win for Employers and Employees

Marissa Mayer's infamous policy for Yahoo aside, telecommuting remains an important tool for reducing employee stress and increasing operational efficiency. Follow these tips to do it right. Full Story »
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App Invasion: Keep Your Caffeine Addiction Under Control with Up Coffee

Jawbone's Up Coffee tells you when to put down the latte so you can go to bed on time.

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7 Tips for Managing Digital Information Overload

Email, social media, texts. Today's business and project managers have more electronic distractions than ever. So how can busy managers successfully navigate the electronic jungle? Organization and productivity experts share their top tips for beating information overload.

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11 Tips for Working With IT Recruiters

We spoke with tech and IT recruiters to see what you can do to put yourself in the best position to get hired. We also tell you what questions you need to ask recruiters before and while you work with them.

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14 Tips for Creating a Paperless Office

Half a century after marketers coined the term 'paperless office,' the concept largely remains a myth. Today's businesses probably can't go completely paperless, but these 14 tips will at least help them stop wasting paper and start improving productivity.

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Don't Let CRM Data Make MIS Into Misinformation

Even if you have high-quality customer relationship management data, there's a hidden monster that can gobble up management information system credibility. It's time to reign in user-generated CRM reports.

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How to Work Seamlessly Across Multiple Devices

Employees who used to burn the midnight oil at the office now get to do so from the comforts of home, thanks to the proliferation of personal laptops, tablets and smartphones. Getting files to appear on and sync with multiple devices can be challenging, but a little bit of advanced planning can go a long way.

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4 Ways Businesses Use Free Wi-Fi to Better Serve Customers

Wi-Fi is largely a given in today's homes and office buildings. Increasingly, though, retailers, schools and specialty shops are getting into the mix. Here four firms discuss the philosophy behind their free Wi-Fi.

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11 Ways to Improve Your IT Team's Productivity

CIOs as well as other IT leaders and productivity experts share their top tips for improving workflow and getting the most out of your IT teams.

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Mobile App Helps You Fight Chronic Pain From Your Desk

Experience chronic neck or back pain? Headaches or migraines? That expensive, ergonomic chair might be doing you more harm than good. But Voom, a mobile wellness app developed by two chiropractors, aims to tackle repetitive stress injuries.

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10 Free Ways to Do Things Faster on Your PC

Looking to hit the ground running? These 10 tips won't cost you anything but will help you work faster and more efficiently on your PC.

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How to Prepare Your Small Business for Tech Success

Take some time in the early days of 2014 to improve the computer setup in your home office or small business. These security, networking, storage and productivity tips will help you work faster once you get back to business as usual.

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How TechSmith Rocks Its Internal Developer Conference

Your employees can learn a lot from each other. This exclusive inside look at an internal developer conference at screen-capture software maker TechSmith shows how the right mix of informational presentations, hands-on sessions, frank discussions and a bit of fun can take employees out of their comfort zones and motivate them to achieve greater success.

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Why Microsoft SharePoint Faces a Challenging Future

Many enterprises use and like SharePoint. Microsoft likes it, too, because it's one of the company's fastest-growing product lines. But making enterprises support separate cloud and on-premises versions and telling SharePoint app developers not to work in C# and ASP.NET may make for a rocky relationship as time goes by.

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8 Tips to Organize Your Office (and Yourself) for Better Productivity

If your workspace is in chaos, you could be losing productivity and your job performance will likely suffer. These eight tips can help you keep it all together and get the most out of each hour of the day.