Category Archives: Productivity Tools

Want to Be More Productive? Help Your People Adapt and Feel Better

Liz Kislik June 18, 2020 The majority of your team members are likely to be more stressed right now than you’ve ever known them to be. You’re probably more stressed too. Even the most even-keeled pros may be feeling more anxious, sad, angry, and confused by the disruptions of the pandemic and the anguish of … Continue reading Want to Be More Productive? Help Your People Adapt and Feel Better

Isolation is Causing Your Remote Employees to be Unproductive & Here’s What to do About it

Eva Webster — April 29, 2020 Working from home took on a new connotation when the COVID-19 crisis shut down businesses globally and across North America. People ordered to stay home had to find new ways to get their work done and businesses needed to adapt accordingly. Of course, challenges arose. One of the biggest … Continue reading Isolation is Causing Your Remote Employees to be Unproductive & Here’s What to do About it

How to Tune Out Distractions While Working During the Pandemic

How to Tune Out Distractions While Working During the Pandemic With the COVID-19 pandemic taking away thousands of lives, world leaders put their countries under lockdown. People have been forced to stay indoors and work from home. While this setup gives employees more free time and breaks between each hustle, it also makes it difficult … Continue reading How to Tune Out Distractions While Working During the Pandemic

Meetings Aren’t Wasted Time: An Open Letter to the Developers of Microsoft Office

Ed Muzio — March 17, 2020 Dear Microsoft Office Development Team, Recently, my Office 365 calendaring system started paying closer attention to me. On a morning that started like any other, I was surprised to find an automated email informing me of the percentage of my time I’d spent “available to focus” versus how much … Continue reading Meetings Aren’t Wasted Time: An Open Letter to the Developers of Microsoft Office

Leaders, This is How to Help Ensure a Productive Work Culture

Liz Kislik — March 6, 2020 Scott McCarthy, from the Moving Forward Leadership podcast, and I talked recently about leaders’ responsibility to sustain a productive work culture, even when individuals behave in countercultural or unnecessarily disruptive ways. We agreed that coming up with effective ways to work things out is not an intuitive process. These … Continue reading Leaders, This is How to Help Ensure a Productive Work Culture