Chipping at Your Workload, One Message at a Time

The Clever Consultant

Expert Insights Productivity One Minute Tip productivity Time ManagementWhen you’re feeling overworked and there’s too much on your plate, it might help to separate the real work from the follow-ups.

4 Email Habits To Strengthen Your Brand

The Clever Consultant

Continue reading → Expert Insights Productivity productivity Time ManagementShe showed me 6,782 unread emails. Six thousand seven hundred and eighty two! I didn’t know the little red dot on my friend’s iPhone could even handle a number that big. When I asked her how her inbox got so large, she sheepishly said that most of the emails were personal and she was on.

How Effectively Are You Managing Your Time as a New Manager?

Gina Abudi

Too often new managers are not provided the skills they need to effectively learn how to manage their time and the time of their staff. This is common especially when a new manager is moving from an individual contributor role to a supervisory role with no past experience managing others. The post How Effectively Are You Managing Your Time as a New Manager? Try these best practices!

Best Practices to Improve Concentration to Get Work Done

Gina Abudi

In fact, we better manage our time and reduce stress and frustration in reaching goals. Here are a few ideas to improve concentration and better focus on getting work done: Focus on one major task at a time. Professional Development accomplishing goals best practices getting work done Time Management When we work to improve our concentration, we do a better job of getting projects completed.

Don’t Call It the “End of the Siesta”: What Spain’s New Work Hours Really Mean

Harvard Business

For example, the New York Times reported their demise 10 years ago.) Yes, there was a time when most working Spaniards took a two-hour break beginning around 2 PM, allowing them to go home for lunch, be with their family, relax, and even snatch a cat nap on the sofa.

Help Your Team Achieve Work-Life Balance — Even When You Can’t

Harvard Business

You block time on your calendar for a yoga class, lunch with a friend, or even a tech Shabbat. It wasn’t until I moved to Paris in 1997 to become Finance Manager for Disney Consumer Products Europe, Middle East, and Africa that I experienced someone setting a non-negotiable boundary for herself. These advances will have also significantly increased the workload of more senior managers, keeping them working around the clock.

How Many People Really Combine Work Trips with Vacation?

Harvard Business

” Bleisure travel has received considerable attention lately, with some traveler surveys suggesting that as many as 6 out of 10 people have tacked on personal time to a business trip. To this end, we analyzed 29 million business trips booked by Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) between 2011 and 2015. We found that, in 2015, one-fifth of business travelers took bleisure trips, and 7% of all business trips fit the bleisure profile.

3 Ways to Control Your Phone Addiction on Vacation

Harvard Business

Here’s the good news: Americans, as a whole, are finally starting to earn more and take more paid time off. According to a study by Project: Time Off, American workers took an average of 16.8 days from 2015. And the amount of vacation time earned in 2016 jumped nearly one full day—to 22.6—from Perhaps we’re finally buying into what we’ve heard studies tell us time and again: Time off makes us better. Time Off.

How to Get Your Team to Use Their Vacation Time

Harvard Business

In one study, researchers found that employees fear that their manager will think less of them for taking vacation. A 2015 HBR article by Ron Friedman is a treasure trove of facts about the benefits to reaction time, creativity, and engagement. As with anything that matters in the workplace, the key to vacation compliance is to measure it and manage it. Time Off. How to Negotiate for Vacation Time. Photo by Vicko Mozara.

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Are Chore Wars at Home Holding You Back at Work?

Harvard Business

Jane is a marketing director at a technology firm, where she manages a small team, works late, and travels once per quarter. But as time went on Jane found herself doing all of the housework except for mowing the lawn. Trying to keep up with the cleaning, cooking, and laundry each week left her with practically no free time to devote to herself, either personally or professionally.

For Some Platforms, Network Effects Are No Match for Local Know-How

Harvard Business

As more sectors embrace a digital strategy — transportation, aviation, health care, energy, and so on — managers will find that a deep understanding of their market is still the most potent defense against competition. During this time, management noticed that proprietors who placed ads with Recruit often represented small businesses. In 2012 it launched the Salon Board, a cloud-based platform for reservations and customer management.

Research: When Retail Workers Have Stable Schedules, Sales and Productivity Go Up

Harvard Business

In retail today, most associates are part time, and part-time schedules typically change every day and every week, often with only three days’ notice of next week’s schedule. Once the full experiment was launched in November 2015, 28 stores in the San Francisco Bay Area and Chicago were randomly assigned to control and intervention groups. Establishing standard start and end times for shifts. Managers could also use the app to post additional shifts.