Working Near the Holidays: How to Maintain Office Productivity

It doesn’t matter what holiday is approaching. Working gets a little harder when all you can think about it good food, time with family, and a brief break from the hustle and bustle of the office.

If getting work done near the holidays is difficult, though, managing an office full of equally distracted people is even harder. What do you do when you’ve got an office full of antsy employees?

Consider some of the following ways to keep office productivity up while also embracing some holiday cheer. Don’t worry – these tips work well all year round, not just in the winter.

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If You Want To Work Smart, This Is Where To Start

There always seems to be some people who always finish what they start and boast about how they can keep up with life and work balance.

“What kind of sorcery is this?” one might ask. Despite the obvious differences across industries and personal habits, there seems to be a common denominator under all productive achievements, and it’s called “working smart“.

But what does “working smart” really mean?
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How to Build Better Business Relationships

A lot of people compare business relationships to marriages – and, on a lot of levels, the comparison is apt. The base of all mutually beneficial relationships, business or otherwise, is communication.

If you’re looking to build stronger relationships with your potential business partners, take into account the way you’re communicating with them, and see if there aren’t some areas – like those listed below – in which you can improve.
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5 Simple Habits That Will Boost Your Time Management Skills

Have you been racing against the clock? Working on tight deadlines while juggling many tasks at once does not exactly make for a productive atmosphere.

The struggle to improve our time management skills can start from small, simple everyday work habits. Human beings are creatures of habit after all! Let’s see how you can be more productive at work with 5 simple daily habits you can take up today.
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8 Easy Steps For More Productive And Effective Meetings

Imagine a company spending 300,000 hours a year in pointless meetings. This shocking figure comes from a 2018 study on a large company’s executive meetings: most of those hours eventually proved to be wasted time.

Honestly, this comes as no surprise: meetings have been long identified as one of the biggest office time wasters, as well as one of the most dreaded activities by employees. Businesses have so much on their plates that the idea of spending time stuck in a conference room seem pointless.

Meetings aren’t inherently bad, though: they’re just usually badly managed. Here’s an easy-to-follow guide for making sure your time is productively used, with tips to follow before, during and after the meeting.
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10 Signs Your Business Might Need A Time Tracking Tool

It’s difficult to admit that your business may not be running as smoothly as possible. Whether it’s just yourself operating out of your own home or a gaggle of employees trying to meet the needs of an anxious consumer audience, it’s important to acknowledge when you might need to bring a new tool into the mix.

Life gets easier, after all, when you’re not alone in tackling your problems.
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How To Start A Productive Day: Tame The Inbox

“You’ve got mail!”

Once upon a time, seeing the new shiny notification on your inbox made us feel happy and excited about having a magical electronic message. Since email surfaced to the mainstream in the 1970s, things have drastically changed.

Fast forward in 2018, we’re drowning in email. To have a productive day, what are the best email management tips?
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