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Time Management Freebie | Brand Kitchen

Time Management Freebie | Brand Kitchen | Working Smart | Scoop.it
Oh My Goodness! Do you ever get to the end of the day and wonder where on earth the time has gone? Are you feeling a little overwhelmed wit
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Time Management Tips & Motivational Quotes

Get things done with time management tips and motivational quotes. Time management is the most powerful and motivational tool for increasing you
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65 Top Tips to Sharpen Your Time-Management Skills

65 Top Tips to Sharpen Your Time-Management Skills | Working Smart | Scoop.it
One of the most important keys to personal and professional success lies in how you spend your time. Here are 65 of the best ways to manage it.
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3 Tips on Time Management for Online Presence #WisdomWednesdays – Episode 13

Welcome back to #WisdomWednesdays This week we have Daniel Francavilla, Founder + Creative Director of Now Creative Group sharing 3 Tips on Time Managemen
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How to Avoid Getting Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

How to Avoid Getting Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience | Working Smart | Scoop.it
Find a healthy way to channel your anger
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How to Use Storytelling to Make Your New Employee Orientation Amazing | MindTickle

How to Use Storytelling to Make Your New Employee Orientation Amazing | MindTickle | Working Smart | Scoop.it

Make your employees fall in love with your company by turning your New Employee Orientation program into an interactive storytelling experience.

 

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tell your company's storylet new employees tell their own stories too
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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, October 12, 2014 7:10 PM

Internal communicators can really help make this type of a program shine.  The company stories may be ones already used in other promotions, or if not, pull them together and repurpose them in another format and share with all your existing employees.


While I agree with letting new employees also tell their stories, the article doesn't go into how and where they are sharing these stories? And who's listening and interacting?  Some ideas could be compiling the stories and sharing with their new department, or invite them to partake in a in-person or virtual meet and greet and they use these questions as what might be asked of them.

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How to Use Storytelling to Make Your New Employee Orientation Amazing | MindTickle

How to Use Storytelling to Make Your New Employee Orientation Amazing | MindTickle | Working Smart | Scoop.it

Make your employees fall in love with your company by turning your New Employee Orientation program into an interactive storytelling experience.

 

Read the full article to find out using:

tell your company's storylet new employees tell their own stories too
Via Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose), Mark Johnson
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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, October 12, 2014 7:10 PM

Internal communicators can really help make this type of a program shine.  The company stories may be ones already used in other promotions, or if not, pull them together and repurpose them in another format and share with all your existing employees.


While I agree with letting new employees also tell their stories, the article doesn't go into how and where they are sharing these stories? And who's listening and interacting?  Some ideas could be compiling the stories and sharing with their new department, or invite them to partake in a in-person or virtual meet and greet and they use these questions as what might be asked of them.

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40 Ways to Relax in 5 Minutes or Less

40 Ways to Relax in 5 Minutes or Less | Working Smart | Scoop.it
Try running in place for a few minutes to get those endorphins flowing. Even brief physical activity can help beat stress.
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Why Walking Helps Us Think

Why Walking Helps Us Think | Working Smart | Scoop.it
Since at least the time of Greek philosophers, many writers have discovered a deep, intuitive connection between walking, thinking, and writing.

 

When we go for a walk, the heart pumps faster, circulating more blood and oxygen not just to the muscles but to all the organs—including the brain. Many experiments have shown that after or during exercise, even very mild exertion, people perform better on tests of memory and attention. Walking on a regular basis also promotes new connections between brain cells, staves off the usual withering of brain tissue that comes with age, increases the volume of the hippocampus (a brain region crucial for memory), and elevates levels of molecules that both stimulate the growth of new neurons and transmit messages between them.


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6 Herbs That Induce Stress Relief and Mental Relaxation - My Wellness

6 Herbs That Induce Stress Relief and Mental Relaxation - My Wellness | Working Smart | Scoop.it

Stress is an indispensible part of modern lifestyle, affecting people irrespective of age or social/economical background. Prolonged stress not only affect


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How Working Late Is Harming Your Brain

How Working Late Is Harming Your Brain | Working Smart | Scoop.it
Working late on a project? Why staying up all night is the worst thing you can do.

 

When running up against a deadline, pulling an all-nighter may seem your only option to complete a project, but a recent study published in the Swedish journal, Sleep showed that, rather than boosting productivity, staying up all night is actually harmful to your brain.

 

The researchers measured blood levels of certain proteins associated with brain injuries such as concussions and found protein levels were 20% higher in those who pulled all-nighters compared to when they got a full night's rest. Although not as high as protein levels post-concussion, the study proves skimping on sleep can do real brain damage.


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14 Foods You Should Eat To Increase Productivity

14 Foods You Should Eat To Increase Productivity | Working Smart | Scoop.it
What your mother always told you ... (Who knew that eggplants increased productivity? #NowYouKnow #FundingFarm http://t.co/ps4XgZfqu0)
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Time Management for Project Managers

Time Management for Project Managers | Working Smart | Scoop.it
Time management іѕ оnе оf thе core functions оf а project manager.
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18 of the All-Time Best Business Articles Every Entrepreneur Should Read | Small business news; tips; networking | BizSugar

18 of the All-Time Best Business Articles Every Entrepreneur Should Read | Small business news; tips; networking | BizSugar | Working Smart | Scoop.it
As a small business owner, you know how things always come up. No matter how hard you try to stay in control of everything, you’ll always hit roadblocks along the journey of growing your business.
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The Perfect Amount of Time to Work Each Day

The Perfect Amount of Time to Work Each Day | Working Smart | Scoop.it
The 8-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. Let go of this relic and try a new, more productive approach.
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The Perfect Amount of Time to Work Each Day

The Perfect Amount of Time to Work Each Day | Working Smart | Scoop.it
The 8-hour workday is an outdated and ineffective approach to work. Let go of this relic and try a new, more productive approach.
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52 min work followed by 17 min of rest.  
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Five Time Saving Tips Using the Computer for Information Management

Five Time Saving Tips Using the Computer for Information Management | Working Smart | Scoop.it
Computer spreadsheets, word processing applications, databases, and email tools can be used effectively to save time. Article gives 5 tips for using the computer to reduce repetitive tasks and information searches.
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These Are the 10 Best Infographics for Leaders and Managers

These Are the 10 Best Infographics for Leaders and Managers | Working Smart | Scoop.it
These well-researching, simply-presented graphics tell you all you need to know about managing teams.
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How Working Late Is Harming Your Brain

How Working Late Is Harming Your Brain | Working Smart | Scoop.it
Working late on a project? Why staying up all night is the worst thing you can do.

 

When running up against a deadline, pulling an all-nighter may seem your only option to complete a project, but a recent study published in the Swedish journal, Sleep showed that, rather than boosting productivity, staying up all night is actually harmful to your brain.

 

The researchers measured blood levels of certain proteins associated with brain injuries such as concussions and found protein levels were 20% higher in those who pulled all-nighters compared to when they got a full night's rest. Although not as high as protein levels post-concussion, the study proves skimping on sleep can do real brain damage.


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This organisation increased employee productivity, happiness and trust by making just one change

This organisation increased employee productivity, happiness and trust by making just one change | Working Smart | Scoop.it
MIT trialled flexible working and everyone was a winner.
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How to Use Storytelling to Make Your New Employee Orientation Amazing | MindTickle

How to Use Storytelling to Make Your New Employee Orientation Amazing | MindTickle | Working Smart | Scoop.it

Make your employees fall in love with your company by turning your New Employee Orientation program into an interactive storytelling experience.

 

Read the full article to find out using:

tell your company's storylet new employees tell their own stories too
Via Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)
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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, October 12, 2014 7:10 PM

Internal communicators can really help make this type of a program shine.  The company stories may be ones already used in other promotions, or if not, pull them together and repurpose them in another format and share with all your existing employees.


While I agree with letting new employees also tell their stories, the article doesn't go into how and where they are sharing these stories? And who's listening and interacting?  Some ideas could be compiling the stories and sharing with their new department, or invite them to partake in a in-person or virtual meet and greet and they use these questions as what might be asked of them.

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Here's A Horrifying Picture Of What Sleep Loss Will Do To You

Here's A Horrifying Picture Of What Sleep Loss Will Do To You | Working Smart | Scoop.it
pIf you don't snooze, you lose. Skimping on sleep can wreak havoc from head to toe. In fact, one study published last year showed that just one week of sleeping fewer than six hours a night resulted in changes to more than 700 genes. That's alarming n...

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Sleep is the key #HealthyWorkplaceMonth

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Is the Work-Life Balance a Myth? - CIO (blog)

Is the Work-Life Balance a Myth? - CIO (blog) | Working Smart | Scoop.it
Is the Work-Life Balance a Myth? CIO (blog) Combined, technology, management buy-in and positive examples and a focus on business results can all lead to effective time and work management, thus leaving more time to spend attending to personal life...
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Simple time management - 7 questions to keep it simple : Coaching Positive Performance

Simple time management - 7 questions to keep it simple : Coaching Positive Performance | Working Smart | Scoop.it
The biggest reason that most time management systems fail is that they are too complex. I always urge my clients to try and stick to simple time management.
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