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Category Archives: Productivity

February 5, 2015 | Productivity | Posted by Craig Baldwin Craig Baldwin

7 Tips to Make This Busy Season Less Busy

Busy season. A period of the year in public accounting designated by mandatory 55+ hour work weeks, weight gain, decreased sexual activity, increased alcohol consumption, late nights, tickmarks, excel, ineptitude, and uncomfortable moments in the audit room. Generally begins in mid-January and continues through March. For idiots who joined the tax practice, this season will…

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November 21, 2014 | Productivity | Posted by Craig Baldwin Craig Baldwin

Solving The Procrastination Problem

Many of us procrastinate, but how many of us are chronic procrastinators? Negatively affecting not only our own performance but the people we work with.   If you guessed 1 in 5, you’d be right, and it appears that procrastination is even taking a heavy toll on company profits.   Dr. Joseph Ferrari, an expert in the…

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July 26, 2014 | Productivity | Posted by Adam Bobay Adam Bobay

Email the Right Way [Infographic]

Tired of the co-worker who sends monster emails? The sales people who have huge image files in their signature? Or the Nigerian Businessman who can never seem to nail down basic grammar and vocabulary? Next time just send them a little help with this infographic. Click the infographic to enlarge. Want to share this on your…

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July 7, 2014 | Productivity | Posted by Adam Bobay Adam Bobay

To Get More Done at Work, Treat Yo Self

Looking for simple ways to get more done at work? We’ve got you covered with a few simple steps to get you from staff to team lead in no time.   1) Take breaks on the regular. Research by Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada shows taking breaks maximizes focus and concentration. This doesn’t mean you…

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July 1, 2014 | Productivity | Posted by Adam Bobay Adam Bobay

How to Increase Productivity: Time Management Training 101

1) To-Do lists Ever heard of the Zeigernik Effect? Well, according to Webster, it’s a psychological term for the mind’s tendency to fixate on unfinished tasks rather than the completed ones. In 2011, E. J. Masicampo and Roy F. Baumeister, two Psychologists, did a study on the topic. The two concluded that your mind fixates…

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