One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to stop procrastinating and be more productive. But when it comes to catching up on our reading – especially for business – procrastination rules. Let’s face it, in our everyday sprint to tackle work projects, attend business meetings (and, oh yeah, have a social life), it seems impossible to actually read extra words and full paragraphs on top of it all!
Well, relax – there’s hope. Here are some tips to help you get through all those stacks of unread books, just sitting there calling your name.
One of the things that the best virtual teams do differently is managing their day-to-day and focusing on the most important stuff day-in and day-out. These virtual teams know how to get things done and avoid distractions like email or cell phones.
If you are managing a virtual team, what you really need to do is help your team find their focus – not add to the chaos. It’s not easy. Getting the right things done can be an uphill battle with all the distractions around us.
Does this scenario sound like your day – full of conflicts, distractions, and demands for time away from project work? Could you use help staying focused? Read on.
Is online collaboration vital for your business? I mean, is your business going to crash and burn if you don’t use some kind of platform? Probably not. However, you should ask a different question. Will online collaboration add value to your business? That is a better question.
According to a study done by the University of North Carolina, implementing virtual teams can increase productivity by up to 43%. In addition to improving productivity, online collaboration creates new opportunities, increases revenue, and decreases overhead.
Is that new application you just found a tool or toy?
In the last 60 seconds about 168 million emails were sent. Some of which are adding up in your inbox as you read this blog.
Essentially, Gantt charts are tools to organize the “big picture.” For procrastinators out there, this tool assists you in mapping out all of your tasks.
We’ve all heard the infamous phrase, “sure, I’ll get around to that,” and typically we do get around to it.