You planned on returning to the office today after a few days break with renewed vigor and a clear strategy on how to get the new year off to a great start. Then, Mother Nature decided to throw a curveball -- nasty weather that caused your bus to be a half hour late and left five staff members stranded at home unable to make it in to work. Now what?
A recent survey of HR managers found that Tuesdays are viewed to be the highest-productivity day of the week at the office. Not surprisingly, productivity drops towards the end of the week. You might be shocked to learn that Monday is deemed fairly productive (coming in second behind Tuesday).
For team projects, it’s essential to have tools and resources that help make it easier for you and the other team members to work together efficiently. RealtimeBoard is designed to make real-time collaboration less of a hassle—and perhaps even more fun. You can use a whiteboard to demonstrate ideas in a visual way. But to really enhance the experience, you should add a simultaneous chat via phone or video so that you can discuss the ideas and visuals as you are creating them.
Yesterday, we noted that finding a new job came in at number four in a Harris poll of the most common goals Americans are setting for 2014. Today, let’s take a look at number nine: stopping procrastination.
In many workplaces, the last week of the year is often a time when the office seems to turn into a ghost town. Cubicles are abandoned, the halls are deserted and things are quiet (or at least, more quiet than normal). That’s because this is when many employees try to stretch out the holiday break by using up some paid time off, especially if they must use it before the year ends.
These days, cloud storage isn’t just a handy optional tool. It’s almost a necessity (and in some offices, may even be required). Aside from the worry of losing critical files, there is also the need to be able to share files with colleagues easily, and allow team members to collaborate and edit files from different locations.