3 Simple Ways to Avoid Burnout as a Small Business Owner

  When you’re at the helm of a startup that’s only begun to find its footing, the urge to hustle and grind can leave you feeling stressed, exhausted, dispassionate and overworked. This adversely impacts both your mental and physical health, ultimately causing the business to suffer as well.   You might assume that your 12-hour…

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Posted on: August 25, 2017 by admin

Not Reading Emails Can Improve Time Management

    Whenever we have surveyed our OfficeTime users, we find that “Email” is always the biggest time waster. This Readers Digest article bears that truth out, along with strategies for improving your time management by not wasting so much time with managing your inbox.   According to the article, constantly clearing that inbox wastes…

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Posted on: July 19, 2017 by admin

Tomatoes and Productivity

What does a tomato have to do with your productivity? Well, there’s a popular time management and productivity system named after the Italian word for tomato. It’s called the Pomodoro Technique and it aims to prevent procrastination and maximize productivity.   Francesco Cirillo created the technique in the 1980s and named it after a tomato-shaped kitchen timer…

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Posted on: June 16, 2017 by admin

How to Actually Manage Your Time…

People make intricate plans for diets, businesses, or world travel and, well, none of it happens. It’s a pleasant fantasy. If you want results instead of fantasies, the first step is to start executing. According to management guru Peter Drucker, execution starts by mastering your time. In this Better Humans post, Drucker’s time management method is…

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Posted on: May 16, 2017 by admin

Dealing With Employee Stress

  Employee stress is a problem. For every employee. At every company.   Stress naturally occurs in the workplace. When left unchecked, it can wreak havoc on employee health and productivity.   In fact, stress has been associated with physical problems like a weakened immune system, stomach aches, high blood pressure, hair loss and headaches….

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Posted on: March 28, 2017 by admin

5 Tips for Home Office Productivity

You may be one of the thousands of OfficeTime users working from a home-based office. Productivity at home requires a different level of commitment and focus than working in a leased office space or in a corporate office.   While working from home enables you to get closer to achieving the perfect work/life balance, being…

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Posted on: December 15, 2016 by admin

The Keys to a Productive Workday

As we blogged about in “The Perfect Amount of Time to Work Each Day,” the 8-hour workday is not necessarily completed with 8-hours of actual work. With distractions and low-energy times, we can all be guilty of wasting big blocks of our working hours.   As Inc. reports, the average U.S. worker spends just 39…

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Posted on: November 16, 2016 by admin

10 Awesome Productivity Tips

At OfficeTime, we focus a lot on helping our customers become more productive by tracking and analyzing their time. We came across this article in Entrepreneur with 50 great productivity tips. To respect your time, we thought we’d share 10, but please feel free to follow the link to read the rest when you have…

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Posted on: October 25, 2016 by admin

Making the Most of Your Time…

OfficeTime users are very focused on smart time management. We know you are making the most of your minutes, which is why you know tracking your time is vital. One area that may get overlooked when we consider “time killers” in the workplace is the culture that we as business owners instill in our businesses….

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Posted on: September 29, 2016 by admin

The Perfect Amount of Time to Work Each Day

The eight-hour workday was created during the industrial revolution in an effort to cut down on the number of hours of manual labor that workers were forced to endure on the factory floor.   In the process of measuring people’s activity, they stumbled upon a fascinating finding: The length of the workday didn’t matter much; what mattered was…

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Posted on: August 18, 2016 by admin