Easy Ways To Get Organized

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The simplest way to stay productive is to get organized. When you can grab anything you need in seconds, you eliminate all that wasted time looking for things. Being organized also has the added advantage of reducing stress. How do you get started on the road to organization? Here are a few tips: Write Everything […] The post Easy Ways To Get Organized appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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To Use Your Time Better, Track It

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It’s hard to know whether you’re using your time efficiently. Even if you’re always working hard — and stressed out — are you sure you’re spending your time on the right things? To find out, try a time-tracking exercise. For 30 days, use a spreadsheet to log how you spend your time, measuring it in […] The post To Use Your Time Better, Track It appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Two Rules for Making Better Decisions

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There are many ways to improve your decision making, but two simple rules can be particularly helpful. First, be less certain — about every part of your decision-making process. Think choice A will lead to outcome B? It’s probably less likely than you believe. Think outcome B is preferable to outcome C? You’re probably too […] The post Two Rules for Making Better Decisions appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Start From Zero

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When making a budget, there is a process known as zero-based budgeting. In this process, instead of starting from the previous budget, you start from zero and work forward with the assumption that every item must be justified. This same procedure can and should be used when planning a project. Starting from zero eliminates the […] The post Start From Zero appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Three Things You’re Doing That Kill Your Productivity

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There’s always more work to do. To handle it all, it is important that we maximize our productivity. Some of the things that we think are helping are actually holding us back. Here are three things to stop doing: Trying to be perfect: You’re not perfect. No one is. So stop trying to pretend otherwise […] The post Three Things You’re Doing That Kill Your Productivity appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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What Businesspeople Can Learn From The Kitchen of Anthony Bourdain

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Note: We ran this blog post several tears ago. We are rerunning it in memory of Anthony Bourdain on his passing. Anthony Bourdain, legendary chef of Brasserie Les Halles, best-selling author, and famed television personality, is known in the restaurant industry for running a very strict kitchen.  No one working in his kitchen would dare to […] The post What Businesspeople Can Learn From The Kitchen of Anthony Bourdain appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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What Causes Poor Decision Making

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What causes well-meaning people to make poor decisions? To find out, researchers looked at 360-feedback data from more than 50,000 leaders to find the most common paths that lead to bad decisions. They include: Waiting too long for others’ input. Failing to get the right input at the right time. Failing to understand input because […] The post What Causes Poor Decision Making appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Lessons From A Pre-Computer Business

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We tend to forget that business existed before computers. Accounting, inventory, sales, etc. were all done with a pen and paper. I grew up in such a business. My grandmother ran a retail store. Not only didn’t she have a computer, she didn’t have a cash register. She ran all sales with a receipt book […] The post Lessons From A Pre-Computer Business appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Establish An Evening Routine To Put the Workday Behind You

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It can be tough to leave work behind when you go home for the day. With email, cell phones, etc. it seems we’re never away from work. However, it is crucial for your mental well-being and your productivity that you turn off and give yourself some time to recharge., Having a routine can help. Before […] The post Establish An Evening Routine To Put the Workday Behind You appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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Ask the Right Questions Before Using Productivity Apps

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Many of us search for the latest, greatest app or the fancy new software that will finally help us manage our time. But even the most well-designed program won’t help you unless you have a workflow management process, or methodology, already in place. If you find yourself installing new programs or apps, testing them out […] The post Ask the Right Questions Before Using Productivity Apps appeared first on The Modern Observer Group.
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