Productivity

Watch the Webinar: Essential Productivity Tools for 2015

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Last week, experts from Voxa, Central Desktop and PGi revealed their best tips for productivity at work in the webinar, “New Year, New You. Essential Productivity Tools for 2015.” “If you’re looking for a productivity improvement, I would suggest maybe we start looking at one of the first places we spend most of our time,” Voxa’s CEO Johnson Cook said. …

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Are you productive or just busy?

Are you productive or just busy?

Work smarter, not harder. A surefire sign of shaky technology is that it makes you feel like you’re busier than you were before you started using it. Collaboration tools should help you focus on your work while removing some of the noise and distraction that gets in our way—digging through an inbox, for example, or chasing after a colleague for …

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Infographic: How Technology Empowers Productivity

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Operating a leaner, smarter, more agile business requires not only better productivity but also a more collaborative environment. However, the average workday is full of missed meetings, emails, project deadlines and to-do items, and it’s hard to get ahead when you’re still falling behind. Fortunately, for every roadblock in your way, there’s a solution to get you back on track …

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Top 4 SlideShares for Work Productivity Tips

Productivity Tips

At the start of the New Year, we pile on goals to do more and more with our time at work, but when we try to do everything, sometimes we end up getting less done. Some of the most productive moves you can make are simply making smart decisions about what to let go of. Here are the top five …

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3 Unique Apps for Work Productivity Outside the Box

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Everyone’s always searching for a fresh new way to be smarter, faster and more efficient during the workday. Drink your coffee at just the right time to get the most from your java buzz, create daily goals to stay on track, meet online to save time and schedule work activities according to your energy levels for maximum productivity at work. …

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Transforming Connections into Productivity

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We’re all connected, all the time. Whether it’s synchronously through real-time meetings, both in-person or online, or asynchronously through email, team workspaces or even memos left on a desk, communication is not hard to come by in the workplace. But what good are all of these connections if they don’t help us get more work done more efficiently? In our …

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3 Resolutions Every Worker Should Make in 2015

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Even though we’re already a week into 2015, it’s not too late to decide on a resolution for the New Year. While we’ve already got your meetings taken care of, what about you, as an individual worker? What do you want to get better at, do more of, do less of, start doing or stop doing in 2015? Below are three ideas for …

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How the Heck Do You Measure Productivity?

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You analyze your sleep, track your steps, monitor your mood and log your exercise, but why aren’t you measuring your productivity at work? As everything gets smart, everyone’s getting smarter about collecting and using data, but measuring productivity still seems to be an elusive, hard-to-quantify task. The Complexity of Measuring Productivity Traditionally to measure productivity, you simply need to track …

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Resolve Your Way to Better Meetings in 2015

Resolve your way to better online meetings

A new year is upon us, and, if you haven’t already, it’s time to come up with a resolution or two for 2015. You can always go cliché with your resolutions—read more books, get healthy, call mom more, etc. But if you’re interested in skyrocketing your productivity at work, you might instead take a look at resolving to address some …

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5 Ways to Start 2015 With a Productivity Bang

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Do you have big goals this year to earn a promotion, negotiate a higher salary or step up your leadership skills? Then you need to prove you can go above and beyond your job title. What you really need is better productivity at work. Before you search for time management hacks, first revisit what’s not working and start breaking bad …

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Got the Post-Holiday Blues? Overcome Them with These Simple Productivity Tips

Simple productivity tips to overcome the post-holiday blues

Whether you’re trudging through your first Monday back after the holidays or just swinging by the blog while enjoying your last few days of freedom, the post-holiday blues are unfortunately inevitable. While they’re always a welcome respite from the daily grind, the family time, presents, baked goods and frivolity all must eventually come to an end. One of the toughest …

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The Importance of an Unproductive Team

The importance of an unproductive team

Yes, that’s actually my team up there. And yes, we’re actually like that. I’m just going to come out and say it: I love my team. We’re a tight-knit group of creative, intelligent, savvy weirdos and we don’t care who knows it. Being part of a team that you feel connected to and engaged with can play a huge role …

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Are You Making These Productivity Mistakes? Central Desktop Thinks So

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We all have our own tricks and tips for empowering our productivity. Maybe you’re a “worthless without my morning coffee” person, or you’re militant about keeping your workspace organized. As much as I hate to break it to you, it turns out that some of the “common sense” productivity tips may not work at all, or in some cases actually …

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3 Ways to Master Being Unproductive This Holiday Season

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Surprise, surprise: you’re working too much. In fact, we all are; over 88% of us are putting in more than forty hours each and every week. Whether we’re working any smarter is certainly up for debate, but there’s no doubt that we’re all working a lot harder. The struggles of overwork become even more apparent this time of year. As …

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Central Desktop Asks, “Homing from Work: Good or Bad?”

homing from work

While Cyber Monday may be behind us (much to the relief of my wallet), the end of the year still represents a time of constant distraction for workers. There are office holiday parties to attend, more gifts to buy, decorations to arrange—the list goes on! Does bringing these personal tasks into the workplace really harm productivity, or do these breaks …

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Why You Should Be Shopping Online Right Now Instead of Working

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Today on Cyber Monday, we kick off a month of credit card swiping and sale scouting, as well as the start of a frenzy of gift swaps, holiday parties, cubicle decorating contests, potlucks and other ongoing disruptions to the workday. With revenue and productivity at work still top-of-mind for management, all of the blinking bulbs, tacky sweaters and sprinkled cookies …

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Tales from a Terrible Telecommuter (or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love WFH)

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I’ve had the good fortune in my career to this point to always have at least some ability to work from home. Whether in an extreme case of a Results Only Work Environment where I never had to go in to the office to a more hybrid approach of working from home as needed, I’ve enjoyed my fair share of …

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What’s your go-to productivity tip? Here’s mine.

We’re all in pursuit of better productivity, hoping against hope that there’s some mythical trick or tip out there that will motivate us to work harder, better or more efficiently. Earlier this year, we encouraged you to #TakeBack60, utilizing productivity advice and technology like online meeting tools to reclaim an hour in your day by working smarter and saving time. …

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3 Simple Tips to Get Your Work Mojo Back After a Long Weekend

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It’s the beginning of the workweek here in the States, and it just happens to be Tuesday after our long Labor Day Weekend. Returning to work after a long weekend, vacation or any time off can be a challenge. You’re coming off the joy of time at the beach, hiking your favorite mountain or maybe just binge-watching Netflix on your …

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Mission: #TakeBack60, Capture Lost Time in the Workday

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We’re continuing our mission this summer to help employees everywhere #TakeBack60 minutes. Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to subscribe to our blog posts and try at least one workday productivity tip a week. Mission Background In the age of the Internet of Things and mobile online meetings, it seems there’s no longer a separation between a business day …

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