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Whether the pandemic has your normal organization spiraling out of control or you’re simply ready for a new approach, the fresh slate of a blank notebook can be a welcome respite from the sticker-filled, reminder-packed planners that are flooding the market today.

When you choose a blank notebook, you can create a convenient, customizable planner to organize your life — in a way that actually makes sense.

Let’s take a look at how you can use a notebook to help anchor your thoughts, plan your day (and week), and allow yourself to thrive with the confidence that you’re not forgetting errands, appointments, or to-do list items. …


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A few years ago, working remotely was a luxury. Today, it has become a must for workers, as organizations across the globe switch to remote working models to ensure continuity and protect their workforce from the COVID-19 pandemic. This period of uncertainty exposes you and your company to new kinds of cybersecurity threats. That’s why it’s crucial to think about how to stay secure while working remotely. Here are some practices and tips to help you stay safe and secure while working outside the office.

1. Ensure Data is Safe and Secure in Every State

When you have a geographically distributed workforce, sensitive company data may be shared, stored, and transmitted using a wide range of devices. Ensure all confidential data is always safeguarded whether it’s being shared on various collaborative platforms, sent via emails, or stored on servers. Invest in a robust encryption software solution to protect data both when it’s in storage or transmission across different platforms and devices. NordVPN is a perfect example of an encryption software solution that both you and your employees should use while working remotely. …


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In the business world, stocks are a common pool or resource holding tank, a collection of goods that are kept somewhere until someone takes them out and gives them the use for which they were created. A spare parts warehouse is the most common example. A checking account is another example of stock: a monetary fund waiting to be used.

In the case of a personal management system such as GTD ( Getting Things Done), the Someday/Maybe list would be the warehouse where stocks are kept safely. It’s a very interesting list because it allows you to “not do”, in other words, it allows you to procrastinate in an effective way. …


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Remote employees are those people who are employed by an organization but work outside the main office either at home or in a different town or city. While remote working is convenient for professionals who do it, it comes with a lot of challenges. Studies have shown that remote employees are prone to more stress compared to onsite staff. They also experience interference when working from home and put in long working hours compared to their office-based counterparts.

With all these challenges, why do companies still hire people to work remotely? Remote workers are normally top talented professionals that you cannot find locally. They are the people you hire when you want high-priority tasks performed. …


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GTD or Getting Things Done is a way to plan and organize things to help you stay productive GTD helps to stay organized and eventually spend less time doing things that would normally take a while to do. There are five basic principles of GT philosophy, which we will discuss in today’s article.

You may follow these guidelines to lead a simpler and more productive life. However, before we discuss this topic further, let’s try to understand why GTD has developed a reputation for being complicated. …


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Boosting employee morale is one of the most crucial topics that every leader should consider when finding ways to steer their small businesses to grow exponentially. Low morale can result in poor cooperation, low productivity, and augmented turnover. Several studies have demonstrated that focusing on enhancing morale in the workplace can have a tremendous impact on a company’s growth.

Data from Business2Community shows that companies with excellent employee engagement register a 202 percent higher performance than those with poor employee engagement. Another survey from Aberdeen reveals that organizations with engaged employees record a 233 percent higher customer loyalty along with a 26 percent annual revenue increase. These statistics reveal the amount of influence workplace morale can have on the capacity of a business to accomplish its goals. …


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Today we are living in a time when each of us has access to far more information than we could ever reasonably use in a lifetime. We convince ourselves that we must be aware of everything, that it’s part of our responsibility. We don’t want to miss out on anything, not even the latest nonsense. So we spend precious time following the news, social media, meetings, reports… obtaining any kind of feedback.

That explains, at least to some extent, why there are practically no people today who don’t feel like they’re always busy. The current reality is that there are too many inputs and we don’t have enough time to worry about each and every one of them. …


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Individual performance management can be very effective with benefits for both the individual and the business, when it is applied correctly. It is intended to be a continuous and ongoing process that is not constricted by timetables and schedules in the same way as annual appraisals are, to be truly effective. It is a tool that is used to achieve an understanding and to support the individuals and the business goals coming together.

Individual Performance Management — Means of Encouraging

This type of employee progression is recognition of the individual’s unique skills, abilities and acknowledges their contribution to the business goals. …


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Zombies, the fictional undead that wander in search of nutrition and purpose may not be so far off from reality and may as well be depicting a specie we recognize close to us. If you were to look around and observe the actions of an everyday man during his work routine you will be surprised to recognize zombie-like traits in him. Sleep-deprived, over-caffeinated, stressed and restlessly bobbling from one task to another to get through the day without a sense of purpose or well-being is the general description of your modern-day man. Time to reflect or even simply spare a thought on emotions appears to be a luxury since the pressure of the daily mundane routine seems to over-weigh all notions of self-analysis or self-evaluation. …


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Working from home became the new norm since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. It allows everyone to stay safe through social distancing, and it keeps the business going.

And while remote work brings many benefits to businesses and employees alike, it presents unique challenges, especially when it comes to virtual meetings.

As they’re integral to every organization, meetings require all attendees to stay focused and productive. But how can you boost your virtual meetings’ productivity when you can’t keep track of what exactly your employees are doing in the middle of them?

Moreover, how can you ensure that your meetings don’t unnecessarily waste your employees’ time? …

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