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How the Heck Do You Measure Productivity?

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You analyze your sleep, track your steps, monitor your mood and log your exercise, but why aren’t you measuring your productivity at work? As everything gets smart, everyone’s getting smarter about collecting and using data, but measuring productivity still seems to be an elusive, hard-to-quantify task. The Complexity of Measuring Productivity Traditionally to measure productivity, you simply need to track …

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Resolve Your Way to Better Meetings in 2015

Resolve your way to better online meetings

A new year is upon us, and, if you haven’t already, it’s time to come up with a resolution or two for 2015. You can always go cliché with your resolutions—read more books, get healthy, call mom more, etc. But if you’re interested in skyrocketing your productivity at work, you might instead take a look at resolving to address some …

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5 Ways to Start 2015 With a Productivity Bang

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Do you have big goals this year to earn a promotion, negotiate a higher salary or step up your leadership skills? Then you need to prove you can go above and beyond your job title. What you really need is better productivity at work. Before you search for time management hacks, first revisit what’s not working and start breaking bad …

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Best of the Best: The Future of Business Collaboration’s Top 10 of 2014

Future of Business Collaboration Top 10 of 2014

Can you believe it’s the last day of the year? By my count, in 2014 we’ve brought you over 250 articles, lists, videos, reports, insights, silly gif posts and slide decks, all with the goal of bringing the future of business collaboration to life. With the year drawing to a close, I thought we’d take a look back at some …

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Why Online Meetings Seem More Popular Now Than Ever

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Companies once viewed video communication as more of a novelty than a necessity, but now, online meetings are a regular part of the modern workday. Now that businesses have exhausted audio-only and email collaboration, what were once tools for the forward-thinking organization are now quickly becoming essentials at most companies. Suddenly, companies are making a concerted push to add video …

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Got the Post-Holiday Blues? Overcome Them with These Simple Productivity Tips

Simple productivity tips to overcome the post-holiday blues

Whether you’re trudging through your first Monday back after the holidays or just swinging by the blog while enjoying your last few days of freedom, the post-holiday blues are unfortunately inevitable. While they’re always a welcome respite from the daily grind, the family time, presents, baked goods and frivolity all must eventually come to an end. One of the toughest …

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Telecommuting Tips for Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers

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About 79 percent of Americans plan to finish up holiday shopping at the last minute, according to the American Express Spending & Saving Tracker. And, to keep up with the holiday flurry, many workers will turn to the flexibility of telecommuting to stay connected while shopping, traveling and minding the kids on winter break. Working from home during the holidays …

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The Importance of an Unproductive Team

The importance of an unproductive team

Yes, that’s actually my team up there. And yes, we’re actually like that. I’m just going to come out and say it: I love my team. We’re a tight-knit group of creative, intelligent, savvy weirdos and we don’t care who knows it. Being part of a team that you feel connected to and engaged with can play a huge role …

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Are You Making These Productivity Mistakes? Central Desktop Thinks So

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We all have our own tricks and tips for empowering our productivity. Maybe you’re a “worthless without my morning coffee” person, or you’re militant about keeping your workspace organized. As much as I hate to break it to you, it turns out that some of the “common sense” productivity tips may not work at all, or in some cases actually …

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12 Days of Telework | Work-life Balance Tips for the Holidays

Sure, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. But it’s also the busiest, most stressful and most chaotic time for workers everywhere. With your work-life pulling and your personal-life pushing, telework—full-time or part-time—is a great way to achieve the balance you desperately need. We hope that you can take the advice for our series, “The 12 Days of Telework,” …

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What’s the Worst Late for Meeting Excuse You’ve Heard?

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Do your co-workers offer crazy excuses for being late to your virtual meetings? They may be amusing, and in our increasingly flexible work world, even permissible, but if you really want better meetings, you need a solution for those latecomers and their outrageous excuses. Excuses for Tardiness at Work Reach Bizarre New Levels Employees drum up some pretty ridiculous excuses for …

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Are You Not Entertained? Creating Compelling Webinar Content

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Offering valuable, expert content is one of the biggest challenges for marketers because of oversaturation. Increasingly, more brands are casting a bigger net for leads using webinars, creating competition with your own web events using the same tactics and topics. Plus, what can you tell your audience that they already don’t know? Today’s buyers are smart, consuming content across devices for …

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Unproductivity Loves Company: Collaboration for Work and Play

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Collaboration, teamwork, shared ideas—these are all hallmarks of a productive day at the office, right? Unless, of course, you’re collaborating on a new meme or sharing ideas about the upcoming office holiday party. This unproductivity might have managers grumbling and “Bah Humbug!”-ing, but trust me: there are benefits to both kinds of collaboration. The holiday season is a time of …

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Flipboard Friday: Facebook at Work, Designer Smart Eyewear and More

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Collaboration. Productivity. Tech trends. While we bring you our insights and predictions on this topic here on the Future of Business Collaboration, there’s no way we could possibly cover it all. However, it’s important to stay on top of the ever-moving collaboration industry in order to make informed decisions about working effectively and efficiently. That’s why The Future of Business Collaboration …

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