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What Is That File?
June 3, 2006 By Katy Whitton

Ever looked at your task manager and wonder what all those dodgy looking files and service that were running are? Now you can find out. Head on Over to What Is That File, start typing and it’ll start giving you suggestions in that Web2.0 … Read Article »

Business

How to cope with a backstabber
June 3, 2006 By Katy Whitton

There’s an interesting post by Bob Lewis over at Advice Line about how to cope with Office Backstabbers. I don’t know of a more challenging situation than being on the wrong end of an adept corporate backstabber. I checked my favorite reference for this … Read Article »

Business

Are meetings worth it?
June 3, 2006 By Katy Whitton

There is an interesting post over at Working Smarter regarding meetings and whether they’re of any business benefit or not. I already know my answer! …a recent survey found that an average employee spends 5.6 hours in meetings each week.  Throw in prep time and wrapup … Read Article »

Productivity

Free Online Organisation Course
June 3, 2006 By Katy Whitton

HP are offering an online Course – “Get organised: managing time, space and paper” which looks quite promising As does “The Art of Networking” and an “Intro to XML“ … Read Article »

Business

Go with the flow or stand out from the crowd
June 2, 2006 By Katy Whitton

I received the following from a friend of mine last night and it got me thinking. (Darn it! Doing the “thinking” thing again). Take a look at the picture. You can be anyone but if you blend in with your environment and face the … Read Article »

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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Read Article »