Productivity Tips Articles

  • Freezing rows and columns is particularly helpful when working with a large spreadsheet.

    How to Easily Compare Data in Excel by Freezing Rows and Columns (Video)

    April 19, 2017

    When working with a large amount of data in a spreadsheet in Microsoft Excel, it can become difficult to figure out which category or heading the data in a cell corresponds to, especially when the rows or columns you want to compare are far away from each other. Oftentimes you may find yourself scrolling up and down a sheet just to see the column headers for the...

  • One of the best ways to get out of a rut is to mindfully change a thing or two in your daily routine.

    Are You Stuck in a Work Rut? Here's How to Bust Out of It

    April 19, 2017

    Do you feel like you’ve been doing the same thing day after day after day, and you're tired of it? That your creativity is zapping away as you tackle the same challenges over and over? Well, you aren’t alone. Most jobs lead to us feeling that way – our brains are wired to create repetitive processes over time, so we can more easily solve problems using less...

  • This tool allows you to quickly copy format from one cell to another, which saves you a tremendous amount of time.

    How to Use One of the Most Powerful Excel Tools: The Format Painter (Video)

    April 13, 2017

    One of the most powerful features across the Microsoft Office platform is also one of the most overlooked and underused. I’m talking about the Format Painter tool, and it allows you to copy formatting from one paragraph, photo and even a cell in Excel. If you’ve spent a lot of time getting a photo, paragraph or cell just right, you can click once and bring over...

  • The Windows 10 update released today, entitled the "Creators Update", is a mandatory update with few disadvantages.

    Microsoft Just Released an Update to Windows 10. Here’s...

    April 11, 2017

    I make a lot of training courses for Windows, Mac OS and iOS. So when a major update or a new version of an operating system is...

  • The filter function in Microsoft Excel let's you easily sort through data.

    How to Easily Filter Data in Excel With This One Feature ...

    April 7, 2017

    Excel is an incredibly detailed and nuanced application. Most Excel users work with the application for years and barely scratch the...

  • One of the biggest reasons projects fail is that disagreements happen too late and the project manager gets stuck in the middle.

    Why Do Many Projects Fail? Delayed Arguments

    April 5, 2017

    Bob McGannon worked as a project manager for 25 years, with 18 of those at IBM. In that time, he managed projects of all sizes and...