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How Adequate Sleep Boosts Job Performance

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 28, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Many people have suffered sleep deprivation from staying up all night to complete that project or from battling insomnia. One benefit of getting adequate sleep is less emotionally volatile reactions and remaining calm in stressful situations. This can certainly be beneficial at work.

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Topics: Productivity, Career Advice

Productivity Through Emails And Other Ideas, Rather Than Meetings

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 14, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Productivity, Career AdviceIn most companies, meetings are likely a regular occurrence. While meetings are sometimes essential to the success of your company, unfortunately, they can also cut back on your company's productivity and profit. According to a "The Muse" article, a reoccurring meeting of mid-level managers at one company cost the company $15 million a year. While not every company is going to lose that much money annually because of meetings, they can still harm productivity and profit. Luckily, there are at least three things you can do to reduce the amount of time people within your company spend in meetings.

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Topics: Productivity, Career Advice

5 Simple Ways You Can Keep Productivity at Its Highest Level

Posted by Brian Spence on Feb 7, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Productivity, Career AdviceProductivity is one of those words that makes you want to sit down and procrastinate. It can even make you tired just thinking about it. The good news is there are 5 simple ways you can be productive and succeed at anything. The bad news? Procrastinating is not one of the 5.

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Topics: Productivity, Career Advice

Tips on How to Slack Off While Maintaining Productivity

Posted by Brian Spence on Jan 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Some days you go into work, and you're just not feeling up to the task. The morning coffee hasn't picked you up, and as a result, your energy levels are at rock bottom. You want to slack off, but you take pride in your work, and you want to do a good job. So how do you sit back, relax and take off any unnecessary stress that may be on your mind, while also remaining a productive member of society?

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Productivity and the End of Year Slump

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 27, 2017 8:00:00 AM

As winter hits, temperature, hours of daylight, and productivity all drop drastically. How drastically? Well, independent research by Liisa Toompuu has shown that the biggest slowdown for both North American and European users was Christmas, when activity levels in North America dropped by 52% and in Europe by a whole 63%.

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Topics: Productivity

No Guilt Career by Balancing Work and Personal Life

Posted by Brian Spence on Dec 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Balancing your work and your personal life can be a struggle. This can be particularly difficult for people just starting out in their career, especially if they are afraid they will lose their job or miss out on a promotion if they do not seem completely committed to the company. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to be successful in both.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

One Key to a Successful Career: Time Management

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 15, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Because we do not have unlimited time in the day, anyone who hopes to have a successful career needs to learn proper time management skills. While some people are great at time management, most people struggle to properly manage their time.

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Topics: Career Advice, Productivity

Optimal Productivity: Wasted Time or Time Well Spent?

Posted by Brian Spence on Nov 8, 2017 8:00:00 AM

People are often taught that they need to be busy all the time to be productive. The more time spent on work, the more productive you have been, right? What if wasted time, though, is really time well spent? Not all wasted time is created equal. Some wasted time is just that, while others is not. Instead, it is time well spent. If you are wondering if you are wasting time to avoid completing a task or if you are really contributing to your productivity by focusing on non-work activities, there are three questions you can ask yourself.

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Topics: Productivity

From Self-Discipline to Self-Improvement

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 4, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Whether it is losing weight, focusing better at work, making more friends, or something else, most people want to improve their lives. Unfortunately, sometimes our own self-discipline is holding us back from self-improvement. Yet, there are several things you can do to improve your self-discipline.

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Topics: Self-Improvement, Productivity

Key to Career Productivity: Ruthless Prioritization

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM

For many people, the more tasks they have completed, the more they feel like their day has been productive. Unfortunately, when people focus on the number of tasks they complete rather than the importance of each task, they often start with the easiest task, and the more difficult, and often more important, tasks get procrastinated.

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Topics: Productivity, Career Advice

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