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How to Overcome Procrastination and Boost Productivity

Procrastination vs. Productivity

Contributed by Ashley Andrews

A colleague of mine at our office told me about a breakthrough he had made years ago when he worked from home.

He used to procrastinate a lot during the work day. He’d say, “I’ll just watch the cricket on TV today, and catch up tomorrow”. Then, the next day, there would be another excuse.

Eventually, after a warning from his boss, he reined this in, and stopped procrastinating. Not surprisingly, he saw a corresponding rise in his productivity. This got him thinking about his productivity. Now that he was changing habits, he decided to try to become even more productive. He realized that the less he procrastinated, the more time he gained back and so he started working on better utilizing that time he was gaining.

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What Online Timesheets Are Good For, and What They’re Not

Magic fairy dust in the office

Online time tracking is a great way to glean information about employee work habits, to learn about the progress of projects, to help make certain types of business decisions, and to easily run payroll and billing. Not tracking time online is almost as crazy as not using a smartphone in today’s world, but let’s not get carried away. Online time tracking isn’t magic fairy dust either.

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Ruby Tuesday Pays Big for Meal Break Violations

It’s always sad to see companies guilty of labor law violations, for one because workers rights are so important and two because the violations can be easily avoided.

The Attorney General’s Fair Labor Division launched an investigation of Ruby Tuesday’s labor law practices. Ruby Tuesday was found out of compliance with both the length of shifts of school aged teenagers as well as meal breaks for employees working more than 6 hours.

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Time Management: The Bread and Butter of Effective People

A lot has to line up for a person to be successful. There must a good deal of intelligence, talent (which might just mean a lifetime of hard work), confidence, and time management. Articles could be written on any of these traits so in effort to avoid playing down importance of any important factor, let’s just focus on time management and how to get better at it.

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