Productivity Tips Articles

  • Learn how to create a poll in Outlook with this video and post.

    How to Quickly Create a Poll in Outlook (With Video)

    January 30, 2019

    The ability to send polls via voting buttons has been around since Outlook 2010, yet it’s one of the most overlooked features in the popular desktop client. You can even view the poll results right in Microsoft Outlook itself. Polls are fantastic for when you just need a quick idea of what your employees are preferring. What drinks do they want in the vending...

  • Learn how to best manage your smartphone so it doesn't manage you.

    How to Manage The Ultimate Productivity Killer: The Smartphone

    January 28, 2019

    Back in the times of yore – i.e., the mid-1990s, before cellphones were ubiquitous – I worked for my father at his construction company. My dad used to have to have to call his subcontractors and the lumber yard throughout the day. But most of the new houses we built were in the woods, with no phone. Which meant he had to drive to a gas station and use a...

  • Here's what you should do the next time you are talking to someone, but they are looking at their phone or computer.

    What To Do When You Are Talking With Someone – But They Are Looking At Their Phone

    January 21, 2019

    It’s happened to all of us. We are talking to someone at work. But they aren’t looking at us. Instead, they are on their phone. Or checking email. Or doing anything but looking at you. How do you respond? Despite the immediate satisfaction it might provide, violence is not the answer here. No, in his LinkedIn Learning course Time Management Tips Weekly,...

  • These hacks will help you better manage your career and your energy as an introvert.

    3 Hacks for Surviving the World of Work as an Introvert

    January 14, 2019

    I’m an introvert (you could probably guess that, with a job like full-time writer). What does that mean, exactly? It doesn’t mean I...

  • This creativity hack will empower you to think of more creative ideas to any problem.

    A Creativity Hack: Solve Your Problem, But for Someone Else

    January 7, 2019

    Having trouble thinking of that new great idea? Or, solving a problem in a new way? It's time to get creative (which, by the way, just...

  • Learn who to automatically add stock and geography data into Microsoft Excel

    How to Add Geographic and Stock Data in Excel Automatically...

    October 21, 2018

    It's perhaps the coolest new feature in Microsoft Excel: you can now automatically add stock and geography data into your spreadsheets...