Posts Tagged 'productivity'

Breakout rooms foster creativity

Breakout rooms are designed to let ideas flow.  In a previous post I talked about whiteboards and how they are a simple tool with the potential to boost your productivity and collaboration efforts.  In this post we are going to take it one step further and talk about break out rooms.

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Whiteboard – A simple collaboration and productivity tool

A whiteboard is an awesome tool.  It can achieve so much with so little effort.  It can enhance productivity and really engage people and stimulate collaboration.  And yet it is a tool that many people don’t take advantage of.  In fact,  it can be even better than the mighty pen and paper.

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Improve Productivity to Tailoring your Desktop 3/3

For a large number of people the majority of their work is done in front of a computer.  Yet it surprises me how many people have a default desktop layout and have put very little thought into tailoring it to suit their needs.  I think you are missing out on a lot of potential gains by not doing this.  Now the desktop for me goes beyond just what you see on your screen.  The directory structure you use for storing files and also your physical work area layout play a part in how you will use your computer and are all important.  Over the next 3 posts I will focus on each of these and how you can make your life more pleasant and productive.  Continue reading ‘Improve Productivity to Tailoring your Desktop 3/3’

Improve productivity by Tailoring your Desktop 2/3

For a large number of people the majority of their work is done in front of a computer.  Yet it surprises me how many people have a default desktop layout and have put very little thought into tailoring it to suit their needs.  I think you are missing out on a lot of potential gains by not doing this.  Now the desktop for me goes beyond just what you see on your screen.  The directory structure you use for storing files and also your physical work area layout play a part in how you will use your computer and are all important.  Over the next 3 posts I will focus on each of these and how you can make your life more pleasant and productive.  In this post I will look at your physical work area. Continue reading ‘Improve productivity by Tailoring your Desktop 2/3’

Improve productivity by Tailoring your Desktop 1/3

For a large number of people the majority of their work is done in front of a computer.  Yet it surprises me how many people have a default desktop layout and have put very little thought into tailoring it to suit their needs.  I think you are missing out on a lot of potential gains by not doing this.  Now the desktop for me goes beyond just what you see on your screen.  The directory structure you use for storing files and also your physical desk layout play a part in how you will use your computer and are all important.  Over the next 3 posts I will focus on each of these and how you can make your life more pleasant and productive. Continue reading ‘Improve productivity by Tailoring your Desktop 1/3’

Fading into the background

Have you ever got a new gadget or gizmo and used it heaps at first but then slowly lost interest?  Thought it’s features were great at first but later on wondered why you got so excited?  Chances are you fell into a common trap in that you were focused on the features and not how it would fit into your overall workflow. Continue reading ‘Fading into the background’