Organizing and Social Media – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

What’s social media got to do with organizing? Quite a lot, if you think about it. Consider these examples: You can use Pinterest to organize ideas and projects. You can organize your contacts on Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms by making use of the list feature. Social media is often seen as a productivity killer. And that’s just off the…

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Coffee: A Workplace Saviour Or Productivity Killer?

I don’t publish many articles about organizing or productivity here, because I figure you guys are already experts in that area. But when Nathan Sharpe of Biznas approached me with his article about the pros and cons of coffee in the workplace, I couldn’t resist! Because coffee… The relationship between coffee and productivity is not a smooth-sailing one. While millions…

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5 Simple Hacks to Organize Operations for New Businesses

New entrepreneurs often spend a considerable amount of time focusing on product development or definition of their services. They may refine their business plan numerous times, identify funding sources and more to prepare for the launch. One aspect that is often overlooked, however, relates to the general organization of operations on a daily basis. Many of today’s new business endeavors…

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Goodbye Outlook, Hello Gmail and Todoist!

I’ve been using Microsoft Outlook since I started my business 15 years ago. After installing an update about six months ago, it started to mix up my email accounts, which was manageable, but annoying. An online search revealed that others were experiencing the same issue, so with each update I hoped it would soon be resolved. So far, no joy. After…

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How to organize your social media marketing and be more productive

Social media marketing can be a bit daunting when you don’t have a good system in place to organize it. You need to keep track of all your different social profiles, make sure you respond to all the mentions you receive, post great content regularly and so much more. This can lead to a bit of a headache though, if…

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How to Pick a Good Planner

Since many people are currently shopping for a planner for the new year, it seems appropriate to share this article by Rodger Constandse, which was originally part of a week-long series on “From the Desk of Janet Barclay” in 2010. I’m sure you’ll find Rodger’s guidelines helpful, whether for yourself or your clients. Hugh Young, a physics professor from Carnegie Mellon University, said, Often there is…

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Organizing for Managers and Team Leaders – Professional Organizers Blog Carnival

Thank you for joining us for the 72nd edition of the Professional Organizers Blog Carnival. That’s right – this month is the Blog Carnival’s 6th anniversary! Since we have a tendency to focus on residential and personal organization, I thought we’d shake things up a bit this time, to give more business organizers and productivity consultants a chance to contribute….

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How To Get The Most From The Limited Time You Have

I’ve had the privilege of working with quite a few professional organizers, and I know that many of you struggle with the same challenges as your clients. As small business owners, you hold a multitude of responsibilities, and there are only so many hours to go around. If you’re already nodding your head, you’ll want to read these time management…

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