Motivation Secrets of Productive People

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Productivity

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

Motivation Secrets of Productive People

Make no mistake about it. Motivation will increase your productivity. “Motivation and productivity are twin concepts in organizational development,” wrote Kristina Dems for Bright Hub. “First, motivation works as the means toward attaining productivity as an end. Another point: Motivation is the best road to follow to reach productivity as a favorable effect. Lastly, motivation […]

Merry Christmas from the Calendar Team!

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Business Tips

Monday, December 25th, 2017

Merry Christmas from the Calendar Team!

As 2017 draws to a close, the Calendar team is looking back fondly on a great year. We have spent 2017 creating an incredible solution for all of our customers. That is sure to make it a Merry Christmas for all of us. Our Calendar app is the Christmas gift that will keep on giving […]

4 Methods to Control Your Calendar Before It Controls You

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Monday, December 18th, 2017

4 Methods to Control Your Calendar Before It Controls You

Over the course of my career I’ve learned a lot about the importance of time management. How you as a business owner should control your calendar. Early on, I woke-up whenever I wanted and didn’t put an emphasis on my priorities. This pretty much resulted in aimlessly wandering through my days like a walker on […]

Meaningful Motivation: What Actually Drives Employee Engagement

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Productivity

Thursday, December 14th, 2017

Meaningful Motivation: What Actually Drives Employee Engagement

Managing employees is tricky. While our workers tell us money is the way to maximize productivity, results tell a different story. What do we believe? Recent experiments run by Dan Ariely, author of the book Payoff, showed that money is a poor motivator for getting the best work out of people. In fact, large bonuses for key […]

7 Simple Ways to Make Team Meetings Count

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Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

7 Simple Ways to Make Team Meetings Count

Team meetings play a traditional and sometimes obligatory role in office culture, but that doesn’t mean they’re appreciated. On the contrary, a recent Harris poll revealed that 46 percent of employees would prefer to do anything else other than sit in a status meeting. Seventeen percent said they would rather watch paint dry. Yikes. Transforming those counter-productive […]

Intrinsic Motivation in the Workplace: 8 Examples to Improve Your Company

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Business Tips

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

Intrinsic Motivation in the Workplace: 8 Examples to Improve Your Company

Motivation in the workplace is defined as “the willingness to exert high levels of effort toward organizational goals conditioned by the effort’s ability to satisfy some individual needs” (Robbins in Mobbs and McFarland, 2010). Motivation — vital to business and life. Because motivation is vital to the success of any business. As a subject, motivation […]

Hiring a Freelancer? Here’s How to Get The Most Out Of Them

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Thursday, December 7th, 2017

Hiring a Freelancer? Here’s How to Get The Most Out Of Them

When new leads come flooding in, outsourcing work is a smart scaling tactic that many entrepreneurs deploy. Hiring a freelancer or two to help carry your burdens will empower you with more time, and they become the perfect people to reach out to when you eventually require full-time employees. As a freelancer turned entrepreneur myself, I’ve sat […]

Motivating From Afar: Helping Your Virtual Team Stay Energized

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Productivity

Monday, December 4th, 2017

Motivating From Afar: Helping Your Virtual Team Stay Energized

In today’s global and distributed business economy, virtual teams are becoming the norm. In fact, 43 percent of employed Americans said they spent at least some time working remotely in 2016. And as more and more companies begin to embrace this idea, expect that number to increase significantly. While having a remote team has numerous […]

The 6 Reasons Most Miscommunications Occur

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Meetings

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

The 6 Reasons Most Miscommunications Occur

Miscommunications happen frequently with most everyone I know. Technology has allowed us to communicate faster but not necessarily better. While some miscommunication is merely annoying, it’s those awful miscommunications that occur at the most inopportune moments that put unnecessary stress on us all, creating conflict and can be a disrupting influence in relationships. While some […]

Using Your Calendar Helps Optimize Meeting Times

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Meetings

Monday, November 27th, 2017

Using Your Calendar Helps Optimize Meeting Times

When you’re scheduling meetings between clients, vendors, and your employees, things can get sloppy real quick if you’re not organized. Disorganization tends to cause rushing between appointments. Even worse, you’ll earn a reputation as someone who’s unprepared or forgetful. That’s not fair to anyone — especially to yourself. Instead, you need to optimize meeting times […]

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