Inbox clutter isn’t restricted to your living space or place of work — it’s present in the digital world, too.
Here are several email organization tips you can use to keep email clutter from biting into your daily productivity:
Create a Virtual File Cabinet: Within your inbox, create and use folders and functions such as color-coding and flags to divide, sort and conquer your email.
Can Your Spam: Spam is an inbox killer that can eventually create an overwhelming maze of messages you have to sort your way through. Make sure to unsubscribe to any newsletters, and flag emails that sneak through the spam filter so that they will be properly dealt with in the future.
Group Your Buddies: Create folders for each of the people you converse with on a daily or frequent fashion. After you read each email, drag the message into the folder for storage. This provides a chronological overview of all communications and issues discussed with those contacts.
When we talk about productivity, it usually takes the slant of personal habits and processes that can enhance an individual’s ability to get the most out of every day. But what about multiple people or a team of colleagues working together in an office environment? Isn’t their productivity as a whole just as important?
As the saying goes, there is no “I” in “TEAM.” While it is helpful and actually quite necessary for individuals to be productive on their own personal levels, it’s imperative that this productivity spills over and is shared by the entire team.
Here are 10 tips you can use in your office to help maximize productivity on both a personal and group level Continue reading →
AT-A-GLANCE helps productivity prevail during the 2013-14 school year
The back-to-school season is underway, and the preparations taken for getting back to the classroom are plentiful. To help with this transition, the planning and organizing experts from AT-A-GLANCE® have compiled tips for families and students of all ages.
“All the talk about back-to-school typically revolves around shopping for supplies and new clothes—and the costs associated with them,” says Lissa Cupp, vice president, e-Commerce and Consumer Marketing, ACCO Brands. “However, the true cost of this annual endeavor is time and how it’s lost due to lack of proper planning and organization.”
To help families and students get through this process in a productive and efficient manner, AT-A-GLANCE suggests taking the following steps Continue reading →
By Bob Sadowski, APR, Public Relations & Social Media Manager, ACCO Brands
Are you an information landfill, where important notes, phone calls, messages, ideas and websites come in but they never come out? If so, then you need to reduce your information clutter.
Luckily, you’re not alone. People commonly struggle to handle the enormous amount of information and communication each day. Here are a few simple tips for managing the information in your life: Continue reading →
It’s nearly impossible to completely escape clutter. Whether it’s a junk drawer, the in-box at work or a stack of newspapers near the front door, clutter somehow makes its presence felt.
This clutter, in turn, leads to stress, leaving you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated and unproductive. Unfortunately, there is carry-over of these negativities from work to home and vice versa. The result is a breakdown of an ideal work/life balance. Continue reading →