Winning back productivity from your weekly schedule

Posted by Erica Bass on 1/29/19 9:00 AM

 

I came in to work and did the same stuff week after week. Sometimes - who am I kidding - a lot of the time, I'd leave work with a longer list of the things I needed to get to than I had when I'd arrived. It made me feel like my productivity was lacking. I was on a five-day loop and never got past the weekly tasks to things that would further the long-term goals my team and I were so excited to reach, and I got tired of it.

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Topics: Time Management, Tips + Tricks, business meetings, productivity

Business Tools for SMBs

Posted by Erica Bass on 12/11/18 9:00 AM

In an increasingly online marketplace with business automation as the next frontier of every strategy, your company is only as strong as the business tools you are using. A business’s software "stack" decides how agile it can or cannot be, especially in making the most of available manpower. While that is crucial to the success of SMBs, it goes for larger businesses too.

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Topics: Business, marketing, technology, Tips + Tricks, efficiency

Why is Sleep Important?

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 10/15/18 10:00 AM

 

Why is sleep important? Well, we all know how important a good night's sleep is to both our mental and physical health. We've heard it time and again that we should be getting eight hours of sleep a night...which amounts to sleeping away a third of our lives. When we were young and our day-to-day responsibilities were a fraction of what they are in our adult lives, we could log 12 hours of sleep and not think twice. Occasionally, we might have had to sacrifice some of those hours to catch up on school work. Then when the weekend came around, lunch would quickly turn into breakfast...but that couldn't last.  

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Topics: education, health, leadership, lifestyle, personal health, sleep, sleep deprivation, success, Tips + Tricks

Employee Actualization - A Necessary Component of the Workplace?

Posted by Braden Norwood on 7/30/18 12:00 PM

As a business owner or manager is it is important to make sure you’re meeting the needs of your employers. Now, you may be thinking well I pay them, isn’t that enough? Well, maybe for some employees it is, but likely not. Being a good manager means helping employees achieve actualization.

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Topics: actualization, happiness, needs, satisfaction, Tips + Tricks

User Experience (UX): Using the Wrong Words

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 7/16/18 8:00 AM

I recently read this great article I thought would be beneficial to share with our readers. Here's a link to the article if you care to read it. While all the information is great, there's far too much info to try to cram into one blog. That said, I want to focus on one element I believe all of our readers can relate to: UX Writing.

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Topics: continuing education, continuing education online, designation, language, platform, Tips + Tricks, user-centric, words

The Infamous YouTube Rabbit Hole

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 6/25/18 8:00 AM

It's rare to find a person who cannot relate to falling victim to the infamous "YouTube Rabbit Hole." This tends to have a negative connotation associated with it because people find themselves turning to time wasters countless hours watching mindless content from fail videos to sports clips to funny animal shots.

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Topics: Tips + Tricks

Mental Fatigue in the Workplace

Posted by Erica Bass on 5/14/18 8:00 AM
The Black Hole of Productivity

We all experience mental fatigue in one way or another, whether we realize it or not. Have you ever had a brain lapse and experienced a scenario similar to the one below?

I take a seat back at my desk and glance down at my to-do list; I open my browser back up and navigate to Analytics… oh, wait.

I look down at the to-do list again… expense reports, right! Expense reports… I toggle through the files and open last month’s to use as a template. Ooo, nuts.com! I haven’t put in our snack order for next month yet, and it’s already… *clicks to open calendar* Oh yes, the 28th… *starts shopping online for office snacks*

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Topics: Tips + Tricks

How to Write a Blog

Posted by Erica Bass on 5/7/18 8:00 AM

 

As Switchfoot once sang, “If we’re adding to the noise, turn off this song.” If you don’t have a topic and an angle for blog writing, you are noise. Go brainstorm! 

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Topics: Tips + Tricks

Why Business Automation is Worth Your Time

Posted by Erica Bass on 4/30/18 8:00 AM

Could Your Job Be Automated?

Chances are, even as far as technology has come, your job couldn't be automated... BUT something you do on a regular basis probably could be. According to a 2017 McKinsey Global Institute study , less than 5% of all occupations are candidates for complete business automation using current technologies. However, the same study estimates that nearly 50% of all current tasks humans are paid to perform could be automated using already-existing technologies. Okay, so... what does that mean for us, the people whose tasks could be automated?! The answer is... a few things.
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Topics: career guidance, In the News, technology, Tips + Tricks, efficiency

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