Workplace Hack: The 1-3-5 To-Do List

It’s safe to say we’re all pretty much sold on the to-do list. While most of us keep to-do lists to help us remember what we actually need to get done, staying on top of them, and ticking off items, can be a nightmare.

Workplace Hack: Boost Productivity and Feel Good With the Guilt Hour

When was the last time you put something off? I’m willing to bet there’s at least a couple of items on your to-do list that have been there a while. You keep meaning to get them done, but they can wait, and you’d rather be doing something else. While prioritization is key to productivity, getting […]

Workplace Hack: The Daily Interruption Memo

While I keep all of my to-dos stored electronically, I tend to start each day by planning what I’m going to do on paper. While this is generally a good system, something pretty much always crops up that I haven’t allocated time for.

Workplace Hack: Objective Key Results

This workplace hack was developed by Intel and later adopted by Google as a way to define and track objectives and outcomes. The Objective Key Results (OKRs) method involves setting objectives and assigning quantifiable “key results” that will help you reach them.

Workplace Hack: Make Friends at Work to Become More Productive

Research shows that people who have close friendships with colleagues are more engaged and happier in their jobs than those who don’t. According to one Harvard study, people who initiate workplace friendships, and join in with work related social activities, are 40% more likely to receive promotions than those who don’t!

Workplace Hack: The Personal Kanban – More Than Just a To-Do List

Staying on top of to-do lists can be a nightmare. We tend to have such a variety of tasks, that consist of several different stages, that keeping track of them all becomes incredibly difficult. And what about the tasks you’ve completed? Once they’re done, we tend to delete or cross out tasks from our lists, […]