How To Meet Your Deadlines Even In The Busiest Of Times

More often than not, the word “deadline” is enough to generate rushes of panic and desperation in any work environment. Some people are able to work well under this type of pressure. Others, not so much:

“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”

– Douglas Adams

Still, there are several ways in which you can learn how to work on tight deadlines – and actually use them to be more productive.
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How to Convince Your Employees to Track Their Time (And Keep Them Happy)

The work day is equally defined by how much work a person can accomplish over a set course of time and by that chunk of time itself. From eight in the morning until five in the evening, or in any variation thereof, the folks who work for you have to see to it that they can complete the tasks that will keep the business afloat – and those hours pay off. Literally.

And still, punching the time clock is seen as one of those boring, unnecessary parts of the day. Why is it so difficult to convince the folks who work for you that their time is valuable enough to be recorded? How can you, as a small business owner, help them see the benefits of the practice?
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How To Visualize Your Work And Get Things Done

Productivity is a matter of organization and focus. In order to get more things done in a day, you have to know exactly what you need to accomplish and have a clear plan of the things to do.

Things slip away, though, especially in the busiest days of the week. Heavy workloads can make us feel overwhelmed, besides it’s easy to lose track of the bigger picture if we work around the clock.

To avoid this, you could try a different approach by visualizing and organizing your work.
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How To Keep Productive All Day With Time Tracking

There’s nothing worse than staring at a computer screen, trying to get things done but ending up hitting a wall.

It’s hard enough be productive when you’re in an office full of other people. Distractions and interruptions are lurking behind the corner. At least though, workers can count on a manager/ coworker to poke them and keep them on track (or derail them completely. But that’s another story).

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What Are SMART Goals (and How To Set Them)

Trying to improve your team productivity? Struggling to close your projects?
You can’t do either without setting clear goals.

Over the decades, several techniques have risen to fame as answers to goals setting. The SMART goals framework is one of the most famous.

What are SMART goals and how did they become so popular? After all, can’t just any goal be more than enough?
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