Unproductive meetings are the WORST. Ain’t nobody got time for that! And ain’t nobody got money for that, either. An estimated $37 billion is lost every year to unproductive meetings, according to this article in Business Insider. YIKES. Communicating well with your colleagues, partners, and clients can be a struggle sometimes... ESPECIALLY when you feel like there have been a lot of meetings that haven’t amounted to anything. We’re all busy. Time is precious. Money is scarce. Want to be better at meetings? With a little structure and better communication habits in the office, you can transform your inefficient meetings into productive gatherings. Here are some habits that will completely destroy those boring, unproductive meetings we all hate.
It's Friday! As the week comes to a close (for most of us), I want to share a set of habits that have become an end-of-the-week routine for me. This routine has been key to ending my week on a positive note and "teeing up" a great start to the following week for me.
Everyone loves a good vacation, especially during the holidays. But if you don't do it right, preparing for your vacation from work can be stressful - and coming back to endless emails and piles of work can be even worse. Related: How To End Your Week On A Positive Note Before you head out for the holidays, it's important to make sure you're all set at work. This is a busy time of year, and you don't want to fall behind if you're going to be out for a few days. Here are some tips for getting your pre-holiday hustle on:
Got a touch of the “Weekend Flu” or the “Monday Blues” today? You’re not alone. However, you shouldn’t let it get you down! Mondays can be tough, but you can get through them – we have faith! Watch: The #1 Thing You Should NEVER Do On A Monday Don’t let Monday get the best of you. Here are some tips from LinkedIn Influencer, J.T. O’Donnell on beating the Monday Blues:
Organization is a pain, but the simple truth of the matter is organized people get more done. Why? Generally speaking, they have better time management, live with less mess and get in less trouble. If you want to decrease the mistakes you make and stop getting in your own way the only real option is to become organized. Related: 5 Productivity-Sucking Snags To Avoid At Work It's easier said than done certainly, but if you follow a few simple steps you can earn a lasting result - provided you’re ready to commit long term!
Proactivity, as defined by Organizational Behavior, is behavior that is “anticipatory, change-oriented, and self-initiated behavior in situations, rather than just reacting." Related: 10 Habits To Energize Your Workday When a person is proactive, they are acting in advance of a future event. Proactive employees typically don’t need to be asked to do something, and will usually require less detailed instructions.
Managers may come up with dozens of reasons as to why they shouldn't delegate a specific project - or at all - to their team members. Related: 3 Steps To Help You Master The Art Of Delegation Here are the eight myths about delegation:
At one point in time or another, we have all been in a position where we are sitting at work and moving at the speed of a turtle. It seems as if nothing is getting done and the projects keep falling farther and farther behind. If you don’t do something quick, you are never going to be able to catch up with all of the work you need to do. Related: 5 Quick Tips For Better Productivity Don’t worry; there are things that you can do to increase your productivity at work. These simple tips and techniques are simpler than you might realize, but the benefits go beyond anything you could ever have imagined. Don’t allow yourself to be stuck in a situation where you feel as if you can’t do anything. Instead of worrying about filling out job applications and looking for other work, take control with one of the four productivity boosters below.