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Nobody likes to miss a deadline at work. You may feel as though you spend more time apologising the next day than getting your work done, and it also means that other people lose faith in your abilities as well. If you want to stop all this from happening then here are some productivity hacks…Read More
When you know you have an extremely busy day ahead of you it always seems like there is something in your way. If unexpected incidents are causing you to press pause on your working day, then you need to explore some streamlining strategies to make it all better. Whether you’re working at home or running a business from an office, there are a whole host of things that could prevent you from getting the most out of your working day.Read More
If you’ve got a business, then one of your main concerns will be making sure you get as much done each day as possible. This requires more than just sitting in front of your computer all day long and hoping to get everything done. You need to take a smarter approach to getting more done. Not only do you need to make sure you’re in the right frame of mind, if you have a team, they must be in the right frame of mind, too. It definitely isn’t about who sits staring at a screen for the longest time. Let’s take a look at some tricks and ideas that will make getting more done in business made easy.Read More
One thing you will learn about during any project management training course is the importance of managing time effectively. This is one of the most difficult things about project management. After all, things often change throughout the project lifecycle, which can make it difficult to adhere to the deadlines you have put in place. Nevertheless, there are some things you can do to ensure time is better managed, as you will discover below.Read More
Are you happy with your productivity throughout your working day? This is something that many home-based workers struggle with on a regular basis. Even though working from home comes with many benefits, it can be quite difficult to actually sit down at your desk and commit yourself to work. There are simply too many distractions around the house!Read More
More and more people are moving away from the basic 9 to 5 jobs, and toward their own startups. This is a lot of work, but it can be much more rewarding than simply being a part of the rat race. This has seen an increase in the number of people working from home, and this is something that can really help increase the enjoyment of work in general.Read More
When you run a small business, productivity is crucial to your success. Whether you have a small staff working for you, or you work on your own out of a home office, working productively is key to your success. Without it, you can waste time, flounder around unable to focus or concentrate. You might struggle to get things done. You can quickly lose focus, and if you’ve got staff, they will follow.Read More
There’s no nicer feeling than being able to work from home, as this way, you can exchange the daily congested commute that takes up so much time and often costs quite a lot of money too for a simple stroll from your bedroom to your home office. Yet, working from home isn’t always as productive as working from an office outside of your home.Read More
Yes, the 5 to 9, rather than the other way around. When you’re an up and coming wannabe entrepreneur, and you’ve got the idea for a product or service of your own, there’s a good chance you’ve not quite managed to establish your own company yet, and you’re still working for someone else at the same time. This leaves you with little time for other activities, especially being able to relax, seeing as you’ve got such big ambitions for your career and the heights you want to reach.Read More
There just don't seem to be enough hours in the day. Your work life is crammed full of lengthy meetings, barely scraped deadlines and an overflowing inbox. You missed your supermarket delivery slot and forgot to add cat food to your shopping list. Home is a waste ground of unemptied laundry baskets and undone DIY. What you need is a personal assistant.Read More
Everybody has days where they feel they haven’t been their best. The list of tasks seems to have grown longer over the day, and you realize that by the end of it, there’s more work to do than there was when you sat at your desk this morning. What happened? Is your workload too heavy to sustain? While it’s fair to say that nowadays, the typical workload tends to be heavy in a hectic work environment, it would be unfair to assume that it’s the only reason for an unproductive day.Read More
Working from home never usually happens in harmony. Instead, it seems to happen in complete chaos for those that have a young family. For those of you who are young and don’t have a family to rely on, working from home is usually hindered by the fact that your bed will be calling you every second of the day, and it would be so easy just to climb on in it for an hour or two. But, you must resist! You can easily change the way that you work from home, and make it so much more harmonious and interesting.Read More
When you are running a small business, it is highly important that you are organized. Since you are competing against so many other companies which are all trying to get one step ahead of you, it is important that you run your organization in the most efficient way possible. And often, it is the little things which can add up to make a big difference. Those precious few minutes finding a document that you have misplaced could be spent generating new sales leads. So, to give you a helping hand in this regard, let’s look in more detail at a few small business organization tips which can stand you in good stead.Read More
When you work from home, it can often feel like a dream. You have your freedom, so you can work when you want - charge what you want - do what you want! And isn’t that the best? In most cases it is. But at the same time, you may also find that it can be tough. It can be really hard work because you’re at home! And at home there are distractions. So it’s more important than ever for you to be able to manage your time well. One way to do that is to get yourself more into a work frame of mind and away from temptations.Read More