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Author Archives: Amy Beth Miller
In the next few days many people will make grand plans for what they will do better in the new year. By Feb. 1, many of those good intentions will have failed.
If you’re serious about being more effective at work, we encourage you to take small steps to big improvements. Instead of trying to do everything at once, make one change at a time. Continue reading
Even a basic smartphone is a great productivity tool, but apps make them even better. Check out what your phone can do with these apps: Continue reading
Each month in The Organized Executive our Time-Saving Gadgets page features hardware, software, apps, equipment and websites that allow people to be more productive at work. This is the second in a three-part series on products we’ve mentioned in 2012. … Continue reading
Each month in The Organized Executive our Time-Saving Gadgets page features hardware, software, apps, equipment and websites that allow people to be more productive at work. Starting today and on the next two Thursdays we’ll be featuring some of the products we’ve mentioned in 2012. Continue reading
Finally a workplace has found a formula for a holiday gift exchange that I think is brilliant. It’s simple and has a greater impact than handing a gift card to every employee, buying the same gift for everyone or holding a Secret Santa exchange where people may not like the gifts they receive. Continue reading
Looking back at my least productive days as a manager, it always came down to people problems. The promising employee who wasn’t performing. The toxic employee who had the rest of the team in a tizzy. The employee who sat and vented about the stress of work, instead of actually doing the work … Continue reading
In a poll we ran last month for The Organized Executive, only 20% of the readers who responded said that their team is highly energized and focused. Most described their employees as plodding along and making steady progress. One said the team is “stressed out” because of the end of the fiscal year. You can’t afford to let your team coast or be frazzled. Instead of waiting until Jan. 1 to roll out new goals and processes, stop now and refocus. Continue reading
Whether you are cleaning up from the storm that hit this week or only seeing the devastation through the news, there is plenty to learn about protecting your workplace. Here are the lessons on my mind … Continue reading
Delegating work can be a smart choice even when the task takes only a few minutes. Assign the task to someone else when: a. The other person has greater expertise. For example, you could figure out how to format the document or spreadsheet, given enough time … Continue reading
An article in The Wall Street Journal last week described some of the programs employers are investing in to help workers deal with workplace stress, which it notes ranks just behind financial worries as the top cause of stress. One program involves a daylong retreat and two-hour sessions every week for two months to learn “mindfulness-based stress reduction” … Continue reading