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If you ask a group of people to define “time management,” they’ll probably talk about “getting it all done in less time,” “increasing productivity,” “crossing items off of a list,” that sort of thing. However, the best time organizing tips don’t involve cramming more and more into your day — they’re about learning to focus…

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Organizing paper files is a task that will inspire even the most anal-retentive individual to procrastinate. (I know this from personal experience!) I call it “paperphobia” — the fear of having to deal with filing the stacks on your desk/countertop. While this can be a debilitating disease if not addressed in a timely manner —…

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Back in the day, organizing a party meant catering, hiring staff, place cards, and worrying about seating charts — fortunately, the modern shindig is a much more relaxed affair. Invitations are sent via e-mail or passed on verbally, it’s entirely acceptable to have guests contribute to the meal (and no one concerns themselves with which…

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Are you having difficulties managing your time at work? Here are a few quick suggestions for getting organized, boosting your productivity, and improving time management in the workplace. Question Yourself Don’t you love it when you spin your wheels all day long, but can’t manage to accomplish a single thing? It’s so easy to get…

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It stands to reason that taking organized minutes maximizes the effectiveness of your meeting. (After all — what would be the point of debating and deliberating and deciding, if no one could remember exactly what was discussed?) So how do you keep track of all the information that’s given out? It’s actually not as hard…

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Creating (and following) an organized to-do system is the best way to make sure daily tasks are getting completed according to schedule. With the right system, you’ll never accumulate more than a week’s worth of paper at any time, and will have no reason to miss a deadline or pay a bill late. You can…

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Organizing your schedule — where does one start? Some people see time management as a super-power. (Surely there’s no way a mere mortal could fit it all in from 9-to-5!) But work productivity is simple, if you have a plan. It’s a skill that anyone can learn — just follow these guiding principles. Think Before…

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Everyone wants to run organized, productive, and effective meetings. The problem is that a meeting is a double-edged sword. It can be a great way to share information or engage in participatory group planning (if run correctly) — it can also be a massively annoying waste of time (if run badly). How do you ensure…

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Organized...And Then Some

How much of the stress and frustration you experience is due to the fact that you have some huge looming task hanging over your head? Something you’ve been procrastinating on for weeks or months, a project you just don’t want to deal with but you’re going to have to tackle at some point? We call…

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