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How To Make Meetings People Won’t Hate Attending

How to Make Meetings That People Won't Hate Attending
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It’s no secret – most of us love to hate meetings.

In article after article, study after study, research and anecdotal evidence suggests that meetings are easily one of the least popular workplace activities. And for good reason, as most are boring and in many cases amount to a complete waste of time and money.

In fact, a study conducted by Verizon Business revealed that a full 1/3 of meetings are unproductive – completely ineffective. Most meetings suffer from having no clear purpose or objective, they are neither inspiring nor motivating and are too often organized by weak presenters who are unprepared and overly redundant.

Regardless, meetings will remain commonplace in today’s team-based work environment, so you’ll simply have to make the effort to improve them.  There are many tried and true ways to do this – sending out invitations early, setting an agenda, encouraging participation, etc. – but even with these measures, most meetings still turn out dreary and dull.

So, let’s take it a step further. Let’s go beyond the run of the mill advice, with some lesser used, more creative tips that will help you spark engagement and foster productive, effective meetings that people won’t mind attending.

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General Productivity

Top 5 Tips For Streamlining and Decluttering Your Virtual Workspace

Decluttering your virtual workspace
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Remember when you kept paper documents stored in real folders filed away in a cabinet in your office? You did your best to keep your workspace tidy, with everything in its place, right? Now that your workspace is “virtual,” with files and folders stored on a hard drive, it’s more important than ever to keep your workspace tidy.

The old saying “a place for everything, and everything in its place” has never been truer than in today’s digital workplace. I’ll show you how to keep your desktop and your Taskbar or Dock clean, create and organize your folders, use cloud storage and maintain backups, manage your browser bookmarks and clean out your email inbox.

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General Productivity

8 Productivity Hacks Every Successful Entrepreneur Should Know

Do more - productivity hacks
Reading Time: 5 minutes

Are you struggling with productivity?  Do you feel like you’re drowning in the chaos of your current routine?  Then this post is for you!  These productivity hacks will keep your energy levels high, task list organized and distractions at a minimum.  Let’s dive in!

Productivity Hacks - Exercise
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Productivity Hack #1: Exercise

Exercise is a natural energy booster, so it makes sense that higher energy levels = greater productivity.

At the University of Georgia, Professor Patrick O’Connor conducted a study with 36 volunteers who did not exercise on a regular basis.  The study found that low-intensity exercise can increase energy levels by 20% and decrease fatigue by 65%!

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