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Motivation

Is Communication the key to a happy workforce?
June 2, 2006 by Katy Whitton

The short answer: Yes! Yes! Yes! Okay, that was a bit longer that I thought, but I can’t stress the importance of how communication affects morale, motivation and productivity. I don’t usually blog about my work any more as mainly I don’t have anything to gripe about (this is 50% to do with the company […] … Read Article »

Productivity

Create A Virtual Office
June 2, 2006 by Katy Whitton

Following on from a thought I had a while back about tying my bajillion (yes that is a number) email addresses together, Mark set me up with some stuff on his webserver which I must admit I’ve not looked into yet (apologies Mark but I’ve not been near my home PC for a week). But during […] … Read Article »

Productivity

DIY Planner 3 Released
June 2, 2006 by Katy Whitton

Version 3 of the DIY Planner has been released and the A5 version can be downloaded here. The forms have been tweaked quite a bit and look rather fetching. Enjoy! … Read Article »

Productivity

Mastering Email Underload – Can you be too goood?
June 2, 2006 by Katy Whitton

I’ve written in the past about how email overload can affect usĀ and the pleasures of having an empty inbox. The theory is that if your inbox is too full you don’t want to handle anything that’s in it because of the sheer amount of items, let alone even fire up your email program. Okay, so […] … Read Article »

Productivity

Email On The Go
June 2, 2006 by Katy Whitton

I’ve been looking into getting a hosted Microsoft Exchange account so I can access my email anytime, any place anywhere. I already have webmail with my account but the interface is truly awful and half my contacts are in it. The company I was looking at has so far taken 3 days to (fail to) respond […] … Read Article »

Productivity

Use Technology. Get Less Done!
June 2, 2006 by Katy Whitton

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Most U.S. workers say they feel rushed on the job, but they are getting less accomplished than a decade ago, according to newly released research. Workers completed two-thirds of their work in an average day last year, down from about three-quarters in a 1994 study, according to research conducted for Day-Timers […] … Read Article »

Productivity News

Get through to a person
June 2, 2006 by Katy Whitton

Do you hate Voicemail? “Press 1 for… press 2 for…” Argh! Have a look at http://gethuman.com, there are some excellent hacks for getting straight through (http://gethuman.com/ in the UK) … Read Article »

Productivity News

Just A Thought
June 2, 2006 by Katy Whitton

“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” George S Patton … Read Article »

Productivity

Weekly Review Mindmap/Graphical version
June 2, 2006 by Katy Whitton

Gary Slinger’s put up an excellent example of a Weekly Review mindmap which has really clarified to me what you should be looking for when you complete your review. I think I might go and make myself one of those… oooh, pretty … Read Article »

Coding

Inspire your readers – use motivating design
June 1, 2006 by Katy Whitton

The dictionary defines motivation as: To provide with an incentive; move to action; impel. When someone enters your website, it takes less than 1/20th of a second to decide whether or not they find your website visually appealing or not. This is quite a frightening statistic considering how long some websites take to load (to […] … Read Article »