productivity

30 April 2020
Posted by Joanne

It used to be that managers/companies didn’t mandate remote work due to fear of employees slacking off. However, research has shown that working remotely makes it even harder to switch off. Those who work virtually often work the longest hours of all—at a more intense work pace, and in some cases, under more significant stress. With the…

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23 March 2020
Posted by Joanne

It’s week two of your new work reality, and by now you’ve totally realized that the dining room table isn’t going to cut it as your permanent place of productivity. break Because whether it’s noise from the TV, the pitter-patter of tiny feet (be they human or animal) or the plaintive refrain of “I’m bored/tired/hungry”,…

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19 March 2020
Posted by Joanne

In addition to writing resumes, one of the things I’m very good at is helping clients (and friends) get organized. In this climate of self-isolation, on top of working from home while caring for kids on March Break and trying to simply deal with the current state of Life As We Know It (for now),…

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18 March 2020
Posted by Joanne

Power Tools: the apps & add-ons you need for a smarter WFH experience You’re halfway through a week of mandated work from home—one of many weeks to come for an indeterminate period. How are you holding up? While many workers are accustomed to taking the occasional #WFH day here and there, some may need help…

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16 March 2020
Posted by Joanne

Confession: I’d had a post about motivation and productivity planned for today, but to be honest, as the news grew more and more dire, I felt my own productivity waning. As someone who lives with anxiety, I’ve found myself feeling surprisingly un-anxious. This is not to say I’m apathetic; but right now things are so…

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25 February 2020
Posted by Joanne
Taking a step back

How has your week been? How’s 2020 been treating you thus far? I’m gonna be honest for a moment and say that I’m already over this year (heh).  And while I’ve been busier than I’ve been for a long time, and while I enjoy the bustle that comes with running my li’l business and coming…

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06 January 2020
Posted by Joanne

If you’re one of the many people heading into the workplace after time off for the holidays, likely, you’re not entirely thrilled at the idea of back-to-work. Even if you love your job, the return to the routine can feel like a bit of a rude awakening after a week or more spent in out-of-office mode. So…

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