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Be More Productive from Home with These Useful Strategies

Be More Productive from Home with These Useful Strategies

With the pandemic lingering far longer than expected, many workplaces have adjusted their operational strategies to accommodate both in-person and remote work. Some companies that did not see remote work as a viable option before have now made it central to their operations, including onboarding. With new employees joining these businesses, some in a remote capacity for the first time, we thought we would go over some strategies that can help them stay productive throughout the workday.

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Are Rigidly-Structured Departments a Thing of the Past?

Are Rigidly-Structured Departments a Thing of the Past?

The many different types of departments within business, including sales, human resources, customer service, IT, accounting, and management, all have remained relatively compartmentalized throughout the years. While they might work together to fulfill various tasks, they operate (for the most part) independent of one another. How long will this remain the case, though? Let’s go about a thought experiment and look toward a future where departments are a thing of the past.

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Use RICE Prioritization Framework to Your Organization’s Benefit

Use RICE Prioritization Framework to Your Organization’s Benefit

A common framework for developing products is the RICE prioritization framework, but we might argue that you can apply it not just to products, but also to services you might offer and even project implementation. What is the RICE framework, and how might you leverage it to your advantage?

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Change Your Mindset to Change Your Bad Habits

Change Your Mindset to Change Your Bad Habits

Isn’t it incredible how some people can build bad habits over the span of several years, then break them and replace them with better ones? It might look like it’s easy, but the reality of the matter is that building bad habits and replacing them is an incredibly difficult and time-consuming process. The brain literally undergoes physical changes during this process, and it’s all thanks to a neuroscientific principle called neuroplasticity.

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New Patent from Microsoft Suggests Stress Can Not Only Be Predicted, but Prevented in the Workplace

New Patent from Microsoft Suggests Stress Can Not Only Be Predicted, but Prevented in the Workplace

Workplace stress has become a key issue in today’s business environment, and many studies have been performed to demonstrate why there has been such an increase, as well as what can be done to stymie its impact. Microsoft has recently filed a patent to show how seriously this issue must be taken. While it’s good to see the tech company invested in resolving this issue, one has to wonder whether the help of a new technology solution is necessary in identifying stressors in their workplace environment.

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“Productivity” is Much Different Than it Used to Be

“Productivity” is Much Different Than it Used to Be

While it may not seem so at first glance, the concept of “productivity” has evolved significantly in the last few centuries—the amount of time it has been seen as a priority. Beginning once technology enabled the focus of life to be less day-to-day survival and more centered around industry and scale, the first whispers of our modern view of productivity started in the late 1700s. Let’s briefly examine how our view of productivity developed, and how many are looking at it today.

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Tip of the Week: Highlighting Specific Outlook Messages

Tip of the Week: Highlighting Specific Outlook Messages

Email is a hugely useful business tool, which is what makes solutions like Microsoft Outlook so popular in today’s organizations. Having said that, it can become far too simple for the inbox to be overstuffed with outdated and unnecessary messages that ultimately serve little more than to hide the ones you need to review.

Did you know that there’s a capability built into Outlook that can help you keep track of your important messages? Let’s go over how you can use it.

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Tip of the Week: How to Address Burgeoning Burnout

Tip of the Week: How to Address Burgeoning Burnout

Workplace burnout has been discussed quite a bit in the last year—which in and of itself seems funny, considering how relatively little time many people spent in the workplace this past year or so. However, just because the conventional workplace was altered doesn’t mean that the potential to experience burnout has been at all.

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Productivity Seeing Ups and Downs During Pandemic

Productivity Seeing Ups and Downs During Pandemic

We’re not telling you anything you don’t know when we say that productivity is important for every business. When the COVID-19 pandemic struck in early 2020, there was widespread fear that productivity would drop to levels that would ruin the economy. Today, we’ll talk about the change in strategy that kept that from happening, by looking at the past year’s numbers. 

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Improve Your Business with Workflow Automation

Improve Your Business with Workflow Automation

Technology is a big part of the front end of almost every business. This is doubly true today as most businesses have built—and actively support—a robust web presence. Technology, however, is also used to power a business on the back end. Today, we’ll discuss a couple ways that today’s businesses are benefiting from automation behind the scenes, as well.

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Tip of the Week: Key Questions to Ask While Prioritizing Tasks

Tip of the Week: Key Questions to Ask While Prioritizing Tasks

During the workday, many of us have tasks that just seem to pile up and all seem to be given the same level of priority. However, if you want to accomplish anything effectively, you need to be able to identify the importance of your tasks and prioritize them accordingly. Let’s go over some tips to keep in mind as you do so.

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Tip of the Week: 5 Critical Software Varieties for Your Business

Tip of the Week: 5 Critical Software Varieties for Your Business

Meaningful business productivity requires a lot of elements to line up, particularly when remote operations and mobility enter the picture. This week, we wanted to offer a few tips pertaining to the kinds of applications that could prove beneficial to your operations.

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Feeling Burned Out? Here’s How to Be Productive Anyway

Feeling Burned Out? Here’s How to Be Productive Anyway

Torpor. Lassitude. Languor. Somnolence. Burnout. Whichever term you use to describe it, the occasional lack of motivation is a big problem for many workplaces. However, if you find yourself feeling its effects, there are some ways that you can prevent these phases from impacting your professional and personal life. Let’s go over a few ways that you might be able to maintain your productivity despite any feelings of burnout.

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Tip of the Week: 3 Ways to Make Online Meetings More Productive

Tip of the Week: 3 Ways to Make Online Meetings More Productive

Online meetings and other methods of remote collaboration have grown significantly in popularity, especially over the past few months. Many may still feel, however, that they aren’t able to accomplish as much during these meetings. We’re sharing three tips to help up the productivity of your next remote session to help correct these feelings.

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Proactive Services Are Keeping Business Running Fluidly

Proactive Services Are Keeping Business Running Fluidly

2020 has been filled with challenges and many small and medium-sized businesses have been put through the ringer. With everything going on, and many things causing obstructions to business-as-usual, getting out in front of the things you can control can pay great dividends for your business. Today, we’ll take a look at how the managed service provider can help you stay on top of everything.

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Will Remote Work Policies Continue Once the Pandemic Ends?

Will Remote Work Policies Continue Once the Pandemic Ends?

While remote work has been possible and somewhat popular for some time now, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has made it indispensable for many businesses to survive. Nevertheless, as it has spread, it has become apparent that remote work isn’t likely to go away as our immediate need for it does. Let’s look at how remote operations are influencing businesses to see why.

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Office 365 is Now Microsoft 365

Office 365 is Now Microsoft 365

Microsoft has been a driving force in personal and business productivity for over 40 years. Over that time one of their most popular offerings has been Microsoft Office. For the past several years the software giant has been bundling their Office platform with OneDrive and calling it Office 365. Millions of individuals and businesses utilize the tools in the platform, which is now being rebranded to Microsoft 365, and that has started to confuse some people. Today, we’ll clarify what this means for businesses and individuals.

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Tip of the Week: Some Google Search Tips You May Not Have Known

Tip of the Week: Some Google Search Tips You May Not Have Known

Be honest: you don’t think, “I need to search for this online.” You think, “I need to Google this.” Google is the standard in online search, but so few of us use it to its fullest abilities. Here, we’re sharing a few tips and tricks to make your use of Google Search much more effective.

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Tip of the Week: Adding Google Drive Files to Your Bookmarks

Tip of the Week: Adding Google Drive Files to Your Bookmarks

Your business’ productivity is incredibly important to its processes. Considering this, it is critically important that you enable your team to work as productively as possible. To help you accomplish this, we’re sharing a tip with you: how to add your G Suite documents to your bookmarks bar.

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What If Your Team is Burning Out at Home?

What If Your Team is Burning Out at Home?

As businesses everywhere are now operating with a remote workforce, many are seeing an issue common enough in the office settling in with their at-home employees: burnout. Let’s examine this phenomenon and see what can be done to avoid it.

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