So the boss has given you the okay to telecommute. Sure, you have the laptop and a phone line, but what else do you need? Well, for starters the correct mind set is vital to your success. Let’s review not only what tools you should have available to you in your home office, but also what your mind set should be in order to be successful.
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Two productivity self-help books, David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” and Stephen Covey’s “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” remain in the top 10 o
Our reader, Emre, has sent in a question on bookmark organization: I have so many bookmarks in Firefox that it’s getting out of hand and becoming difficult
The Screenshotter app is a new way of arranging and sharing your screenshots for work.
Franklin is considered to have been a polymath, or having been knowledgable in many things…
To be an organized family (or invidiuals), first step is to organize your home well. Parent Center has a good article on how you should organize different
New or old, Legos can be used to organize those messy spots in style.
In response to Ask Lifehack.Community “How do I organize a large and growing collection of Electronic documents?”, Matthew Cornell had a detail look into t
You can become a well organized person now!
If you feel all those RSS feeds overwhelm you, you should try this method suggested by Stephen Nipper at rethink(ip). Stephen said whenever you have new RS
I’ve been away from Lifehack for a while, first running an unconference, then attending a conference, and I’ll be away a few days more to attend a funeral.
You can organize your todo lists any which way you like but how often are you categorizing them into importance and urgency? Sean Tierney suggests sorting
Can’t find your smartphone charger again? Here are 11 handy organizing stations to help you find what you need at home in a pinch.
As Professional Organizers helping people organize their home offices and workspaces, here are the 7 biggest information-organizing mistakes we see in our
Since the beginning of the year we have looked at 10 of the top Productivity & Organizing Myths. They have been collected, examined, and refuted so tha
The MPI WEC 2008 is excellent as a learning lab filled with event planning tips for those who are expected to organize conventions & conferences.
Read how to implement organizational change including where to start, creating strategy, communicating with stakeholders and getting buy-in
Keeping coupons organized helps shoppers find the coupons that they need quickly and before they expire.
Learn how to frugally organize your finances by setting goals, tracking your spending, creating a sound budget, and determining your net worth.
Advice from the event planners behind Taste of Chicago on planning, operations management, sponsorships, talent management & marketing.
Learn the pros and cons, plus get the steps to starting a professional organizer business from home.
Organize your finances, and your life, with one of these four easy-to-use on-line expense report software programs.
Here are the steps to set up a new corporation, including keeping a corporate minute book, corporate seal, establishing by-laws, and issuing shares.
This is a sample list of a Category Labeling List which can be used to organize your coupons and rebate and refund forms.
You’re on the internet all day, so you might as well get as organized there as possible.
Watch a recording of our recent webinar, and get a step-by-step plan for wiping your desk, desktop, inbox, and to-do list totally clean.
The need to reduce the federal deficit and improve the efficiency of government programs has increased attention on reorganizing federal agencies and programs as a mechanism to achieve these desired results. Additionally, there is sustained interest both in changing the role and reducing the size of the federal government. The key question of any desire to reorganize government is how to better design the federal government to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
Anton Widodo, delegation leader from Singapore, shares his best practices for organizing an international ATD delegation.
Whatever the format, satisfaction with a training program depends on how well it was conducted. And to be successful, efficient and effective organization behind the scenes is critical. This Infoline focuses on the logistical aspects that go into making a training event run smoothly and describes the knowledge, skills, and tools that organizers need to ensure a successful program. You will be able to:This Infoline also provides a job aid and numerous checklists that can be customized to ensure proper planning, organization, and communication before, during, and after the program.
Making decisions with teams takes patience, understanding, and time. Learn how to choose the best decision making process to gain team consensus.
Do you work with people who are disorganized? If so, learn some effective strategies to help them organize themselves so your life can be easier.
Press conferences serve the purpose of facilitating the interaction between individuals, institutions and stakeholders and society. The press being the mechanism through which these stakeholders reach out to people, press conferences are needed to bring together the transmitters and the transmission mechanism.
Different experts have classified functions of management in different manner. The article discusses in detail about the 5 basic functions of management, which are – planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling.
The organizing process can be done efficiently if the managers have certain guidelines so that they can take decisions and can act.
Organizing function helps in achieving effective administration by clarifying the authority and responsibility amongst superiors and subordinates.
Organizing function of management synchronizes and combines the human, physical and financial resources of the organization. All the three resources are important to achieve the desired goals.
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Over time your learning management system can become cluttered and messy. Spring is a good time to clean and organize your LMS, so here are our 5 top tips.
The Becker Blog – On being an academic, farmer, writer, scientist, educator, designer, mom, …
Organizing for Innovation from HEC Paris. Hello and welcome to Organizing for Innovation! You’re joining the community of learners currently enrolled in this course. We are excited to have you in the class and look forward to embarking together …
Community Organizing for Social Justice Teach-Out from University of Michigan. This Teach-Out examines core concepts of community organizing for social justice in societies that are becoming more segregated and more diverse. It provides …
How to Organize Small Spaces. Organizing a small space is as important as any other space in the house. In fact, the smaller the space, the bigger the confusion because you won’t be able to see, reach in, or really know what’s in a small…
How to Lock the Windows 7 Taskbar. Locking your Windows 7 taskbar can be helpful in organizing your desktop, especially if you have taken the steps to customize the taskbar based on your preferences. Locking the taskbar will prevent it…
How to Write a Good Plot. A good plot is all about organizing ideas in a way that is appealing to the reader. It is also, and more importantly, the guideline that helps the author make sure he doesn’t get lost on all of the ideas and…
Successful agile project teams make decisions and act on those decisions; plan and schedule their own work; and take full responsibility for getting the work done. But these highly productive teams don’t just happen. They require guidance and support from team leaders, be it project managers or Scrum Masters, who modify their own behaviors as they help the team evolve into a self-organizing, independent force.
Successful agile development requires that people collaborate in self-organizing their own work. Being told how to do that is counterproductive, yet waiting for them to discover agile practices that work can take a very long time, perhaps forever. What’s a manager to do?
If satisfying work, not money, is the reason more people change jobs, it should be no surprise that individuals who choose their project are more productive. So-called self-organizing teams are not uncommon, but can the benefits of self-selected teams be part of a formal, broader approach to better project management?
While it’s true that agile teams are cross-functional as well as self-organizing and self-managing, it is not true that there is no role for the PMO in an agile organization.
You might call the Agile Project Leadership Network the “anti-organization” organization. When the nonprofit group was born nearly two years ago, its dozen or so founders didn’t want to create a huge, self-organizing central body. And they certainly didn’t want to launch yet another manifesto into the world of project management.
The evolution (and de-evolution) of project teams is an ongoing process that occurs throughout the life of a project — and an organization. How can project leaders, with an eye toward the self-organizing team model, better drive these transitions to improve execution?
Agile teams are self-organizing, and sometimes self-managing, but they still need leadership. Agile leaders create space for failure (and learning) while ensuring that individual performance is aligned with organizational goals. Four “lenses” — areas of focus — are helpful: mechanism, culture, process and motivation.
Self-organizing teams are a key Agile principle. Indeed, employing the collective wisdom of a team is a great way to organize around any project work, and encourages ownership. But self-organizing teams shouldn’t be randomly assembled. In part three of our series on structuring and managing Scrum-based teams, here are some factors to consider when selecting or influencing who is on the team.
On a mission to debunk more agile myths, this writer arrived at the Eternal Triangle…where issues surrounding people, processes and tools awaited to challenge his thinking. Do you agree or disagree? And what are your assumptions about self-organizing and cross-functional teams?
Beyond technical skills, success on Agile projects depends on productive self-organizing teams, according to Esther Derby, a respected consultant on teamwork, Scrum implementation and retrospective facilitation. Here, she shares some best practices for developing and supporting self-organizing teams.
When planning a sprint, many factors will influence what works best, particularly the experience of the team in self-organizing. Here are some guidelines that can help project leaders focus the planning effort — without taking it over — and a few techniques to engage everyone and establish a shared vision.
How do projects, programs and portfolios differ? How are they similar? And how do they interrelate in efficiently, effectively organizing and executing work that produces business benefits?
Your relationship with a team as they work is essential for cultivating a self-organizing team and maintaining a link with the organization. But your part in growing effective teams starts long before the work starts.
There are hundreds of different methods to organize your never-ending project management “to do” list–and they are not all created equal. Whether the list is a page long or hundreds of rows in a project schedule, you need to have a good and efficient way of organizing your tasks.
How to Create a Free Account on iTunes for Windows PC. iTunes is a media management application created by Apple, Inc., for both the Macintosh and Windows operating systems. It is used for playing, downloading, and organizing digital music…
How to Prepare for a Volcanic Eruption. Being prepared in the event of a volcanic eruption can mean the difference between life and death. More likely, it will help you protect your health and property from volcanic ash. Organizing a plan…
How to Organize Your Day. If you’re always rushing around trying to get things done, it might be time for you to better organize your day. Organizing is a fairly personal activity, but it does involve some basics. You’ll want to determine…
How to Organize Stuffed Animals. Whether displaying a childhood collection, organizing a toddlers playroom, or creating a cute display for a newborn, there are a number of ways to keep stuffed animals organized. You may build an animal…
How to Clean Up a Stream. Streams are an important part of our ecosystem that can become polluted by garbage, which destroys natural habitat, harms wildlife, and contaminates drinking water. Organizing a stream cleanup is one way to help…
How to Organize Binders on a Shelf. When used well, binders provide an easy way to sort out the important elements of your work, school, and personal life. In addition to organizing each individual folder, storing your binders using clear,…
How to Organize Your Room. Organizing your room will make you feel more calm and in control of your own life. Going about your day will be much easier if you know exactly where everything is. You’ll not have to waste twenty minutes of…
How to Hold Your Own Street Theater. Street theater is a fun way to get the neighboring community together. Its impromptu nature and free-for-all organization allow people of many skills to have a go. Here are some ideas for organizing…
How to Organize Your Makeup Collection. Makeup collections can quickly get out of hand. When you are getting ready in the morning, the last thing you want is not to be able to find your favorite product among the clutter. Organizing your…
How to Be a Nightclub Promoter. Have you ever received a flyer, text message, or email blast from a person who wanted you to go to a party on Friday night? Were you ever curious as to who was in charge of organizing and advertising events…
How to Organize a Small Bathroom. With a bit of careful organizing, you can make a small bathroom feel spacious and tidy. Divide your cabinet space with storage containers and baskets. Make use of every inch of wall space by hanging…
How to Organize a Lottery Pool. Organizing a lottery pool is easy, but it’s got to be customized based on who’s involved, the regularity of play, the rules of the organization executing the lottery, federal and state tax laws, etc. Propose…
How to Declutter Your Bedroom. Is your bedroom feeling cluttered, small, and untidy? Reorganizing your space is one of the best options. Once the clutter is removed your bedroom will feel more spacious, open, and become a relaxing place….
How to Level Books. Organizing books in your classroom library by reading level can help the kids in your class choose books that are right for them. Nowadays, leveling books is easy thanks to resources like smartphone apps and online…
How to Be a Community Organizer. Community organizing can be a challenging, yet incredibly rewarding career. You will have the opportunity to positively affect your community and the people in it. If you think community organizing is for…
How to Dress for a Project Management Job. Project management professionals lead teams on building, organizing or producing something. Although project management is common in the construction industry, it is also a job seen throughout the…
How to Make Folders on PS3. Creating folders on your Play Station 3 can be helpful to organizing all of your information on your gaming console such as saved games and cheats. But if you have never done it before, it can be difficult. Here…
How to Chalk a Baseball Field. Whether you’re organizing an informal backyard baseball game with friends or a more serious baseball tournament, plotting out the chalk lines on your field is an important way to ensure the game is fun and…
How to Disconnect Yourself from Electronics. The Internet has absorbed the task of organizing work and social relationships and commitments. However, sometimes your online life can feel like it’s taking a toll on your waking life. If you…
Organizing your home can be a daunting task when the piles are overflowing, the laundry is scattered, and the office is flooded in papers. Fortunately, the
To simplify your life, start by decluttering, organizing, and streamlining your life. Live bigger with less.
Unclutterer.com, one of our favorites and great resource for organizing and simplifying your material life, have put together an easy motivator post for th
We can make this a running discussion of uses for Gmail’s Filter feature. It’s a simple tool that makes organizing your emails a breeze, and importantly, a
Make every piece of information you record count. Dumping all the information and notes you find and organizing them later means that you’ve sifted through the information twice.
Mind-mapping is a popular tool for brainstorming ideas, outlining projects, and organizing information. While some people feel most comfortable mind-mappin
Taking on a new job is a great time to spot-check the power of your organizing and executing systems. Mine came up severely lacking (as evidenced by how fe
Over at Lifehack.Community, our reader anithri has posted a very interesting question on organizing electronic documents: I have a collection of 200+ PDF’s
I have been between organizing systems for a little while. I’ve tried a bunch of things: Google Calendar, Stickies (the built in Mac program that makes lit
Got a new gadget? Maybe it’s a beautiful new iPod, Blackberry, or camera. We’ve seen a lot of debris from these gadgets in our organizing work… empty box
Join us at Lifehack.Community and talk about your tips or issues on bookmarking. How are you organizing your bookmark? Do you use service such as del.icio.
Interruptions is one of the time killers, a Sith against your time. How do you avoid or fight interruptions? OnlineOrganizing has one tip sheet that can sh
6 steps to creating a to-do list worth doing, including tips on organizing and prioritizing tasks, and how you can be more productive every day.
One of the things I’ve found when listing out tasks and actions, is the difficulty of organizing a list into a logical flow. Most of my day is filled with
Wikis are very useful for organizing information between groups of people. If you want a really good, quick, “get up to speed” tutorial on wikis, watch thi
The iPod is an incredible organizing device! It takes many shelves worth of CDs and condenses them into one tiny gadget, thereby reducing clutter. The iPod
The thought of organizing a move can make you want to run for the hills. Use these 6 simple steps to eliminate the stress of organizing a move.
Sometimes email and standard content management system may decrease your employees productivity because the amount of time on organizing and managing infor
Decluttering is a mental and spiritual process too. See how quickly you can declutter your life by organizing and freeing all areas of life.
Marshall Kirkpatrick, a former TechCrunch editor, shares his way of organizing his feed. As his main workflow was around breaking news of Web services, he
Google Calendar is my choice for organizing my schedule. I don’t like Microsoft Outlook, but only because I loathe client-side applications for non-creativ
Book lovers, where do you keep your books? Here are 32 really creative bookshelves which you’d love to have for organizing your reading materials.
When it comes to organizing your week, I’m sure it feels like the weeks fly by so quickly that you can’t help but ask yourself, “What did I do last week?”