By Jeff Toister | Monday, October 20, 2014
Many of today’s jobs are built around multitasking.
Take call center representatives for example. According to ICMI, the average call center agent uses five software programs to serve customers. They spend their day constantly focusing and refocusing their attention from one screen to the next.
When we try to do too many things at once, productivity declines, quality suffers, and stress levels rise.
Did you know that chronic multitasking — at work or anywhere else — can lead to a disorder whose symptoms are nearly identical to attention deficit disorder or ADD?
Here’s how to keep this from happening to you—and how to recover if it already has:
By Scott Fegette | Thursday, October 16, 2014
Mac OS X Yosemite is available for download today, alongside newly updated iPads and Mac computers on the hardware side—and we’ve got training ready for you.
Apple is well known for its stylistic industrial designs, and with Yosemite now available to complement the recent iOS 8 update, Apple’s desktop and mobile devices should work together more intuitively, as well.
By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, October 15, 2014
At some point, every leader thinks, “My team needs a little more creativity!” Then they start looking for a “creative genius” to promote or hire. This isn’t completely illogical, but it’s definitely unproductive.
In this week’s Management Tips, we’ll address the myth of creative genius—the notion that only a few lucky souls out there are truly creative and that we can benefit from this fact if we can only find them.
By Jess Stratton | Monday, October 13, 2014
This week on Monday Productivity Pointers, I’m going to give you ideas and inspiration for using online services like grocery delivery to help you care for family members who live far away.
By Curt Frye | Monday, October 13, 2014
Business users of Microsoft Excel take advantage of many of the program’s built-in functions. One of the most popular tools is the VLOOKUP function, which lets you search an Excel worksheet as if it were a database table.
By Maria Langer | Saturday, October 11, 2014
Your Twitter experience is all about who you follow. After all, those accounts will generate the content you see when you visit your Twitter home page.
There’s no real limit to the number of Twitter users you can follow—and with more than 271 million monthly active users posting 500 million tweets every day, there’s always something new and fresh to read.
But as you might imagine, keeping up with all of these posts can quickly get out of hand—especially if you don’t check your Twitter newsfeed regularly.
So how do you keep your Twitter newsfeed manageable? Here are some tips.
By Todd Dewett | Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Sometimes in your professional life, you’ll have the privilege of breaking in a new boss. The old one retired, got promoted, or left the company and there’s a new leader in town.
This week in Management Tips, we’ll cover one scenario you might face: You meet the new boss and quickly you realize the team can’t stand him.
By Jess Stratton | Monday, October 06, 2014
This week on Monday Productivity Pointers, I’m doing things a little differently. I wrote a previous article on four tips to teach kids about browser safety.
In today’s video, I’m going to illustrate those points and show you how to teach your kids Internet safety.
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