Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Social Media Tools Costing Millions in Lost Productivity

Harmon.ie released research recently outlining that social media tools, designed to save time are in fact costing millions in lost productivity.

Read the article

The research shows that in the workplace the greatest distractions are electronic in the form of email, online tools and instant messaging.

The result...reduced work output, stressed and frustrated workers who don't enjoy their job because they feel pressure.

Could your workplace be suffering?
Let me know your thoughts..


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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Prime Productivity Pointer - Sections & Columns in Word

These days there is a huge need for reports to be completed and provided to management teams, colleagues, clients and accountability partners.
One of the common challenges I am asked about is how to insert a landscape page in a portrait document and how to insert columns.

Check out the video clip – this month in .mp4 format in
Word 2010®

Or download the How To Tip sheet

Word® 2007/10

Helping you work SMARTER and not HARDER

Monday, July 11, 2011

Do you have email anxiety???

Email management seems to be a hot topic at the moment.

Citrix Online did a study on 705 Australian full-time workers.
They found two-thirds admitted to being "trigger-happy emailers" and over half said they had sent an email that was misunderstood by the recipient.

International authority on "netiquette" and author of Brilliant Email Dr Monica Seeley says officer workers can lose an hour a day with lax emailing habits.

"If you receive 20 emails a day and need only half of them, you're wasting 75 minutes a week on emails - up to seven days a year," Dr Seeley said.

An interesting read and a great reminder that email is A communication tool and not THE ONLY communication tool.

Read the article in full here