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Office Depot Now Carrying AT-A-GLANCE Products Supporting Wounded Warrior Project. A portion of each sale goes directly to the non-profit organization dedicated to honoring and empowering Wounded Warriors

Staples Now Carrying AT-A-GLANCE® Products Supporting Wounded Warrior Project®

A portion of each sale goes directly to the non-profit organization dedicated to honoring and empowering Wounded Warriors

Individuals and businesses can now support injured U.S. service members’ needs by purchasing from the full line of AT-A-GLANCE® planning and organizing products benefiting Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP). The WWP products are now available at Staples retail stores and online at Staples.com.

The AT-A-GLANCE WWP products are designed to give individuals the ability to better organize schedules and appointments. The product line includes planners, wall calendars, desk pads and appointment books featuring snapshots and stories of Wounded Warriors and their families. Continue reading

in order to select the planning system that’s right for you, you must weigh the pros and cons of each system against each other.

This Election Day, Cast Your Vote for Paper or Digital…or BOTH!

Today is Election Day across the United States. First and foremost, we encourage everyone to go out to the polls and exercise your democratic right to vote!

Second, we want to make you aware of another “election” in which all of us participate—the election of using a paper planning system or digital planning system. Many of you have already “voted” your choice, but there are a lot of individuals who are torn over which system is best for them.

Much like preparing to vote, in order to select the planning system that’s right for you, you must weigh the pros and cons of each system against each other. To help you select a winner, we’ve provided you with some of the keys points to consider when selecting a planning system. Continue reading

Use the extra hour provided by the end of Daylight Savings Time 2013 to plan, organize and get productive

If Only I Had an Extra Hour…Oh Wait, I DO!

Early this Sunday—2 AM on November 3, to be precise—Daylight Savings Time for 2013 comes to an end, which means we get to “fall back” an hour. (I believe I just heard a collective sigh of relief from everyone…)

An extra hour in the day is any productivity expert’s dream. There is so much you can do with that time ranging from catching up on household chores to getting ahead with work projects…or just taking a little personal time. Any way you look at it, the extra hour is bound to help you and, in turn, your productivity in some way.

Have you thought about what you can do with your extra hour this Sunday? If not, or if you’re still undecided on how to best use your time, we’ve provided 13 suggestions for 2013 that will help you take advantage of this small gift of time. Continue reading

10 Tips to Foster and Drive Productivity in the Office

10 Tips to Foster and Drive Productivity in the Office

Editor’s Note: This article was originally posted to the Innovatively Organized Blog as a guest post. Enjoy!

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

Easy and Effective Goal Setting: Part 4--Get on Schedule

Easy and Effective Goal Setting: Part 4—Get on Schedule

It’s been an enjoyable and educational journey over the last three weeks as we’ve broken down a simple goal-setting method that will carry you from your goals to tasks in a few easy steps. We call it “Building the Bridge”—and today, we’re providing the final installment of this four-part series.

In Part 4, we help you make goal-related tasks a meaningful part of your everyday life. We call this important step, “Getting on Schedule.”

In the previous step, called “Break it Down,” you created an action list for each goal. Now, using a monthly calendar, you can integrate these goal-related tasks into your daily and weekly planner schedules. Continue reading

Easy and Effective Goal Setting: Part 3—Break It Down

Easy and Effective Goal Setting: Part 3—Break It Down

For the past two weeks, we’ve looked at a simple goal-setting method that will carry you from your goals to tasks in a few easy steps. It’s called “Building the Bridge.” Following is Part 3 of the four-part series.

In this section of our goal-setting series, we get down to the real meat and bones: the formation of tasks that will inspire action. We call this important step “Breaking It Down.”

It shouldn’t surprise you that procrastination is the root of most failed goals. Getting started is half the battle. And, when it comes to goals, most procrastination comes from either one of three causes:

  1. You don’t know where to begin
  2. The task seems too big and daunting
  3. You’re not motivated to do the work

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