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Keyboard tricks to save time and make work a little easier

April 28, 2021
Increasing productivity and mastering keyboard shortcuts walk hand in hand. The education company known as Brainscape has even created a formula to reveal how much time people lose while working on the computer without them—64 hours per year! Here are a variety of keyboard tricks that can help you save valuable time.

We have to stop meeting like this

March 26, 2021
3 ways to stop wasting time on Zoom and in the conference room.

Google Voice: An antidote to unwanted messages and scams

March 24, 2021
From theft of personal and financial data to reputational harm, lost productivity, and much more, being extra secure in today’s digitally connected world sometimes feels like we need to act a little shady ourselves just to avoid being taken advantage of. Here are a few ways that we can use Google Voice to maintain at least a little anonymity and fend off unwanted junk.

Horror tales have value

March 12, 2021
Every group has its horror stories—those tales of the bad customer, the bad boss or just the bad day that people still shake their heads at long after the original situation is over. Dig into them for details, and you can add to your group’s shared knowledge and culture.

10 tips to keep cybersecurity nightmares at bay

February 24, 2021
There’s an ongoing need to strengthen computing practices and stay vigilant against cyber attacks—up 600% due to COVID-19 (now aptly referred to as the “cyberdemic”). Emails and passwords are especially prime targets for hackers. Use these tips to stay safe.

Say ‘No’ and feel guilt-free

February 10, 2021
You can’t please everyone all the time—which means you’d better learn how to turn down requests from employees, peers, and business associates. Refuse graciously by following these guidelines.

4 LinkedIn tips to communicate and market your value

January 27, 2021
Career advancement is a potential that we all have, but we must execute to meet it. Leveraging the business and employment-oriented powers of LinkedIn can be instrumental to our success.

Before rejecting an idea, ask 2 questions

January 13, 2021
Let’s say an employee presents an interesting idea for changing a departmental procedure, but your first impression is that it won’t work. Hold off slamming the door on the idea. Instead, take a few minutes or schedule some time later to investigate the idea with its originator—you may end up with an idea you can use.

Make sure messages are understood

January 13, 2021
Communication in the workplace is a two-way street. Both you and your employees have important responsibilities when communicating with each other, whether you’re talking one on one, exchanging emails, or leaving and responding to voicemail messages. Here’s where your duties lie.

Keep everyone informed: 3 tips

January 13, 2021
Communication can be the key to your organization’s growth, but you have to manage it carefully. Here are three quick suggestions for helping information flow smoothly.