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How to Stay Productive at Work During the Holidays

How to Stay Productive at Work During the Holidays

How to Stay Productive at Work During the Holidays If you’ve noticed productivity dipping at your office during the holidays, you’re not alone. Studies show that more than two-thirds of workers report being less productive in December compared to other months. Guest blogger Jessica Pyykkonen of Ghergich & Co, teamed up with ZeroCater to create an… Read more

Using a Mind Map to Help You Get Un-Stuck

What is a Mind Map? A mind map is a diagram that visually organizes information,  connecting ideas around a central subject. It resembles a tree with many branches, and is sometimes referred to as a “spider diagram”. Mind maps are hierarchical and show relationships among pieces of the whole. They are most often created around a single… Read more

Productivity Workshops That Will Change the Way You Work

Productivity Workshops That Will Change the Way You Work Are you interested in teaching your employees the secrets of working smarter, not harder? Last month, Debbie delivered her popular topic, “Multitasking Makes You Stupid” at the Front Seat Life 3-Day event. This is just one of several topics that Simply Placed offers through our comprehensive… Read more

Optimize Your Energy to Increase Your Productivity

Debbie recently recorded another “Keeping You Organized” podcast with national office supply company, Smead, in which she discussed the correlation between optimizing your energy and increasing productivity. We all have the same 24 hours in a day. We can’t create more than that, but we can optimize our energy to maximize our results. How? First,… Read more

Forming a New Habit is a Process, Not an Event

Are you having trouble getting a new habit to stick? Some people say it takes 30 days to form a new habit. That means if you made a New Year’s resolution or set goals for 2018 that include a new habit, it should start getting a lot easier for you from here forward! However, if… Read more

Are You Stuck in a Cycle of Procrastination?

Procrastination: that undesirable time gap between intention and action. We’re all guilty of procrastination from time to time, and it is one of the biggest time management enemies and productivity killers. You intend to do something, but drag your feet. What are you waiting for? Are you ready to break your procrastination habit? Take a… Read more

What Are Your Goals?

It’s easy to set goals, but hard to execute all the way through completion. Will you be one of the 45% of people who make a New Year’s resolution on January 1st? If so, here’s what statistics show: 92% won’t keep them 75% maintain past the first week 64% past one month 46% past six… Read more

Tackle the Top 10 Challenges to Productivity to Have More Time

What are Your Challenges to Productivity? We hear these statements every day … “I’m overwhelmed by all I have to do” “If only I had more hours in the day” “I could work around the clock and still not get it all done” “I try to stay on top of it all, but things still… Read more

10 Strategies to Beat Procrastination

Last week we shared 10 reasons why people procrastinate.  It is helpful to understand WHY you procrastinate. If you haven’t already read that post, we suggest you do so in order to raise your awareness about your potential barriers to maximum productivity. Once you know what trips you up, you can do something about it, and we’re… Read more

A Gift for You: Free Academic Planner in December

If you’ve been a part of the Simply Placed community for a while, you know that we’re big proponents of planning as an organization strategy; even just for a few minutes a day. Taking a little time to prioritize, plan each day and follow that plan to the best of your ability increases productivity tremendously… Read more

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