What You Should Know About Management By Objectives

Management by objectives is a collaborative approach to goal-setting that can improve transparency and boost your team’s motivation.


What Is Continuous Improvement and How Can It Help Your Team?

There was a point in my career as a project manager when I was ready to give up. I had a reputation for being a “stand by your project” type girl. It didn’t matter how ambitious the deliverable or deadline was: I found a way to make it work, even if I stayed later than


How to Improve Focus When You Work From Home

Working from home is one of the most popular desires among corporate and small business workers. Some of the most recent numbers show that nearly 5 million people in the United States now work from home at least part-time. And that number is growing dramatically each year. Have you been dreaming about the prospect of


How I Failed the 9/80 Work Schedule Experiment

When our marketing lead Emily asked me to try out the 9/80 work schedule experiment, I jumped on board without hesitation. (Or maybe I just mumbled a less enthusiastic and a lot more Estonian, “Yeah, ok I can do it.”) I get a Friday off? Enough said! To be quite honest, I already started making


To Avoid Distractions, Stop Using Time Management

Time management isn’t a solution to productivity woes, but rather the cause. Before you stop your time trackers, let me explain.


How to Get Back on Track When You Get Distracted at Work

I’ll never forget my first office job. I worked for an online bed and breakfast directory that thousands of people used to book B&B stays in Canada. I invoiced customers, created and updated their listings, and answered the occasional phone call. Although the computers were all internet-enabled, there was no Facebook, YouTube, or Instagram yet,


9 Free Timeline Software Apps for Better Planning

Timeline software is a valuable business tool for project managers and other company leaders. In this blog post, we’ll explore what timeline software is, why it can be so beneficial, and the nine best apps that fall into this category.


Your Guide to Effective Cross-Cultural Communication in the Workplace

Cross-cultural communication can be challenging. Here’s what to know to successfully communicate and collaborate with colleagues from different cultures.


What is Timeboxing? 5 Questions (and Answers) About This Productivity Strategy

Have you heard of timeboxing? This approach can help you take more control over your focus and your work. Here’s what you need to know.


Setting Priorities 101: Master the Art of Goal Setting

Identifying goals is an essential skill for personal and business success. While things like New Year’s Resolutions often don’t work (60% of people abandon their New Year’s Resolutions within six months), identifying specific, actionable goals can take you far.


How to Avoid the ‘Tyranny of the Urgent’ and Focus on What Really Matters

In this blog post we’ll explain what the “tyranny of the urgent” is, and nine tips you can use to beat itand become more productive.


6 Ways to Make Deep Work Work for You

Have you ever felt the need to push yourself harder? To take your abilities to the limits and challenge yourself to set new records? This idea, while not always easy to accomplish, is something many hard working people strive for. It’s called deep work, and there’s a lot more to it than you might think.