10 ways Microsoft Office can boost individual productivity (and 5 ways it can boost team efficiency)

Listen on Spotify. If you’re like me, you use Microsoft Office every day. I have for years. But I’ve wondered if I use Office to its full potential. I investigated and found some really great tips which have helped me get more done. I thought I’d share with you so that you — and yourContinue reading “10 ways Microsoft Office can boost individual productivity (and 5 ways it can boost team efficiency)”

How can I stay motivated and boost my productivity?

Listen on Spotify. The alarm shrieks and it’s time to rise and face the day. If you’re like me, you need a few motivational songs to help get you going in the morning. But have you ever wondered how you could keep yourself motivated beyond the morning and thereby boost your productivity? I sure have.Continue reading “How can I stay motivated and boost my productivity?”

Can working in a coffee shop boost my productivity?

I bet we’ve all heard what JK Rowling said of beautiful Edinburgh when she accepted the award of the same name in 2008. She described the city as being “… the place where Harry evolved over seven books and many, many hours of writing in coffee shops.” Listen on Spotify. And it’s not just JKR.Continue reading “Can working in a coffee shop boost my productivity?”

The Adventure of the Muted Interview: Productivity and Hypnotherapy

This post was originally meant to be an elucidation of a face-to-face interview with a friend and solution focused hypnotherapist. Together, we were to chat about this form of therapy and how it can be used to relieve anxiety and help you achieve the larger goal of becoming more productive.  Instead, things went a littleContinue reading “The Adventure of the Muted Interview: Productivity and Hypnotherapy”

How can using effective time management techniques boost productivity?

Listen on Spotify . You know what it’s like. You’ve not long got back from lunch and you’ve just been assigned another task. You sigh. You have 3 days. You note the new deadline in your planner. As you do so, you see that the task you were given yesterday is due at noon tomorrow.Continue reading “How can using effective time management techniques boost productivity?”

How can using dictation software make you more productive?

Listen on Spotify. We all know that people can speak much faster than they can type. There have been huge advances in speech recognition technology over the years. According to a Stanford research project, dictation was almost 3 times faster than typing and resulted in fewer mistakes being made. Not so long ago, if youContinue reading “How can using dictation software make you more productive?”

How can fatigue affect my productivity and work performance?

Listen on Spotify. You know what it’s like, right? You’ve just got back to your desk — lunch seems eons ago — you glance at the clock…and its only 2pm. Welcome aboard the Afternoon Slump. Never fear, I’ve been in the same boat many times myself.   But why do so many of us hitContinue reading “How can fatigue affect my productivity and work performance?”

9 ways to create a fab work from home setup to boost productivity

Listen on Spotify. Will you be working from home for the foreseeable future? You’re not alone. It’s now more vital than ever to be productive and take care of yourself when you’re away from the office. Here are some tips to help you figure out how to power through your work fast and make youContinue reading “9 ways to create a fab work from home setup to boost productivity”