Is batch processing the new way to GTD?
August 7, 2008 by Katy Whitton

I was interested to read Darren Rowse of Problogger discussing his blog posting techniques and that he batch processes them for maximum productivity. I thought about that for a while and it made complete sense! I had a sort of “Doh!” moment I guess! I already work in a sort of “batch” type of way. […] … Read Article »


Generate Free Calendars Online
August 7, 2008 by Katy Whitton

I was contacted recently pointing me in the direction of a new site – It’s a ridiculously simple idea; select a month to print, upload a photo in jpg or png format, press generate and you have your own calendar in PDF format to print off. It’s really neat – you can see mine […] … Read Article »

Site News

Welcome Lifehack Readers!
August 7, 2008 by Katy Whitton

Yes, I’ve only gone and been recognised by a big site again – yeay me! Lifehack have put up a list of productivity related blogs, called 50+ Personal Productivity Blogs You’ve Never Heard of Before (and about a dozen you probably have) and they’ve featured yours truly in the list. So, if you’re here visiting […] … Read Article »


Coping with Email after a holiday
August 7, 2008 by Katy Whitton

Yes, it’s that time of year again when we all jet off to sun ourselves and get away from the daiy grind for a precious few days. I’ve recently gone back to work after a week off and getting back to the office is always a chore – especially when you have an inbox bursting […] … Read Article »


Old workers are the happiest
August 7, 2008 by Katy Whitton

The BBC has reported that “Older People are happier at work“: Older workers are the happiest employees, research commissioned by Vodafone suggests. Seven out of 10 workers aged over 50 said they felt fulfilled compared with half of 25 to 31-year-olds…. The research, based on a survey of 3,800 people, suggested that people in their […] … Read Article »

Psychology & Communication

7 Habits [2008] : Habit 4 Think Win/Win
August 7, 2008 by Katy Whitton

Habit 4 of Stephen Covey's 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is all about achieving a mutually acceptable compromise with the person you're dealing with so you both feel that you have achieved your ideal outcome. … Read Article »

Productivity News

What have you done to Gmail, Google??
August 7, 2008 by Katy Whitton

<start rant> Updated: See the end of the post for the apparent solution I’ve written before that I’m having issues with using Gmail over IMAP with Entourage and judging from the comments I’m not the only one (can’t link to the commentor as they didn’t leave a URL!) and now I’m having issues with the […] … Read Article »


Spending a penny costs a packet
August 6, 2008 by Katy Whitton

I just read an article on the BBC website which caught my eye  – which isn’t suprising as it’s headlined “Row over firm’s toilet break rule“. The issue us that workers aren’t being paid to use the toilet, they have to clock on and off when they want to have a comfort break: …The employee, […] … Read Article »