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How Sleeping More Will Save You Time

The Facts

It's one of the things your mother told you when you were growing up. Eat your vegetables. Wash your hands. Go to sleep.

While the first two suggestions are certainly good for your health, they're unlikely to have a huge impact on your performance at work. More and more studies are showing, though, that getting sufficient sleep is one of the keys to productivity.

In some ways it's obvious. Of course your energy level and mental performance will be better if you've gotten enough sleep. But how much is actually enough, and how many people are actually getting it?

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Time Management Tips 28/02/11

Here’s the latest in productivity and time management tips online.

Writer Gretchen Rubin at The Huffington Post has 14 tips for holding productive team meetings. The most radical? Get rid of chairs.

This week Lifehacker is offering a guide for learning to write faster, without sacrificing quality. The tips are supposed to save you time on everything from short emails to longer reports.

They’ve also got a nice tip on making your most time-wasting websites seem less appealing.

The Life@Work blog features a post on the healthy balance between personal lives and work, encouraging readers to make hard choices that can pay off.

According to ABC Action News, new studies are showing that a twist on the traditional “power nap” can increase productivity at work.

Gary Kim at InfoTech Spotlight looks at a British study that suggests cloud computing will have only a minimal impact on the productivity of enterprise workers.

On the other hand, Technology Review from MIT explores the benefits of information technology on productivity.

An interesting article in The Queensland Times looks at a report which has shown that houseplants in the workplace make employees more productive.

For time-pressed smartphone owners, Gottabemobile.com reviews a special app-based service that provides low-cost personal assistance for delegating common or tedious tasks.

Finishing out our weekly list, Martin Douglass at BNET looks at the downsides of writing lists, and provides a few tips on making yours better.

 

Time Management Tips 21/02/11

Here are the latest time management tips and updates from around the web.

In her column in USA Today, personal coach and business consultant Gladys Edmunds points out the difference between poor time management and procrastination.

A new article at DAWN.com also draws focus to procrastination, and provides a few helpful strategies for breaking bad habits.

An article in Computing.co.uk presents a recent study that showed how business-related smart phones can make workers busier without making them more productive. The main culprit? Checking email too often.

The Economix blog on The New York Times online takes a quick look at productivity data to assess whether, as Barak Obama recently stated, U.S. Workers truly are the most productive in the world. The answer might surprise you.

Running your own merchandise-based business? Practical ECommerce highlights a number of time-saving shipping tips.

On GigaOM, a successful social media technologist looks at some of the collaboration and time management practices her company uses to manage its virtual team.

William C. Taylor from BNET.com introduces what he calls a two-hour routine that will boost everyone’s productivity: office hours for business leaders.

Lifehacker has a post on the role of sleep in managing human memory and decision-making, which should encourage readers to make sure they get enough rest.

And those wanting to save a few minutes getting ready in the morning can read this short and sensible personal fashion advice from The Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

 

Time Management Tips 13/02/11

Here are the latest time management-related tips and articles on the Web.

On her Real Words blog, Kathryn Vercillo has a number of time-saving tips for working from home.

The MINIWORKSHOPSERIES blog offers readers a stern reminder of the consequences and costs associated with being late.

IPad.net offers a round of tech tips that will save you time when browsing and working on your iPad.

Likewise, those who use Google Docs online for productivity tasks can benefit from these PCWorld power tips for the Google service.

The magazine also features an interesting piece on social productivity, attempting to use peer pressure and social media strategies to keep yourself on task.

For those thinking about the possible time and productivity benefits of taking a course online, this article from the Fresno City College Rampage looks at some of the pros and cons.

Is multi-tasking impossible to avoid these days? This extensive article on the US News and World Reports site takes a closer look.

This advice piece from Daily News & Analysis of India has some questions that managers can ask to help new employees become productive sooner.

CNET has coverage of Microsoft’s newest push for productivity with the announcement of their Future of Productivity Council.

With some excellent lifestyle and organization tips, Lifehacker is taking a look at how you can improve your personal workspace to become more comfortable and efficient.

And, finally, does time management and productivity require government backing? According to a news piece at Weekend Today, the nation of Singapore is putting up to $3 million into a publicity campaign to promote productivity across its industries.

 

 

Perfectionism and the Need to Succeed

It’s the P word. Perfectionism has become the negative term for the unending drive for flawless results at all times. It can leave you over-stressed, overworked, and just overwhelmed. But with stock prices rising and falling based on rumors, and with more competitive contracts being awarded and signed each day, what reasonable entrepreneur doesn’t demand results? Even workers want the promotions, raises, and bonuses that come with being the best.

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Dr. Rob Rawson is a medical doctor, internet entrepreneur and a time management expert. He is currently traveling around the world whilst managing a business with 45 staff.

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