5 ways to stay productive in a power outage

5 ways to stay productive in a power outage

Power outages can be a most unpleasant surprise, especially when you’re in the middle of an important task with your clients via Skype or using the Internet to assist in your daily business activities. With that in mind, what can you do when you’re facing a power outage for hours? You can hardly loiter around waiting for it to come back – the longer your business stays offline, the more trust you lose from your clients.

Gain more productivity from your technology

Gain more productivity from your technology

Every day it seems like there’s some new revolutionary technology, app, or update released that’s touted as the answer to our productivity woes. And while technology sure can solve a lot of problems, does it always make our jobs easier? If you take a moment to think seriously about this, you’ll likely agree that technology can sometimes actually be a hindrance.

Get more done in meetings with Do.com

Get more done in meetings with Do.com

Are your corporate meetings the hotbed of productivity and decision making that they should be? Probably not. Of the billions of meetings held in organizations around the world each year, too many are slow, lacking pace and without focus – and, in truth, plenty of those meetings probably don’t even need to be held in the first place.

Tips to make your email subjects productive

Tips to make your email subjects productive

For many of us, email is the bane of our lives. We spend too long slaving over our inboxes, desperate to empty it but seemingly forever staring at a bottomless pit. This long list of requests, information and updates is the ultimate distraction from our real work – and not all of it is even applicable to us.

How to boost productivity with your tablet

How to boost productivity with your tablet

Increasing productivity is one of the most crucial goals for small businesses, and this is where technology comes in. Tablets are merely leisure tools in the eyes of many users, good for games and movies but not much else. But actually these can be valuable productive tools in the office, too.

4 ways technology can foster productivity

4 ways technology can foster productivity

We all know technology is evolving rapidly – at times it can feel like software companies release a new update each week. It can be exhausting to keep up. But when it comes to business, technology is either helping your company to succeed or holding it back from doing better things.

Email 101: PAR structure

productivity_Dec12_BWhen first introduced, email was viewed simply as an electronic version of memos and business letters, and were usually formatted thus. Over time, email has become much more informal, leading to a more natural form of communication. While this is great, there can be times when emails come across as unstructured and unclear, leading to frustration and even a loss of productivity.