Archives: June 2008

It’s at the Scene of the Crime, but it’s not the Criminal

Posted by: Linda Stone on June 30, Categories:

Everyone is saying technology is making us stupid. Technology is shattering our attention. Technology is ruining our children. Technology is making us busier than ever. But technology, in my mind,...

Email Overload Can be a Good Thing, Too

Posted by: Jena McGregor on June 30, Categories:

There's a smart post over at the Harvard Business Review's Editors' Blog about email overload, and whether it's really as bad of a thing as everyone's talking about. Editor Paul...

RIP Returning Every Email

Posted by: Linda Stone on June 28, Categories:

I fell in love with email in 1983. I was a computer-savvy educator and children’s librarian teaching teachers about the new technologies available to them. Suddenly, email offered immediate gratification:...

Innovation in 11 Minutes? I Don't Think So.

Posted by: Julie Morgenstern on June 28, Categories:

There’s been a great deal of press over the past couple of weeks regarding costs of email, interruptions and distractions in the workplace. This prompted me to do a comprehensive...

No-Email Fridays: Helping or Hurting?

Posted by: Jena McGregor on June 26, Categories:

There's a great discussion going on over at the blog 43Folders--worth a read for anyone trying to tame the crackberry beast--about what companies are doing to help fight email...

We Heard You

Posted by: Jena McGregor on June 25, Categories:

Recently, we posted a question on the popular professional social networking site LinkedIn. We asked folks: What do you do to avoid distractions and stay focused on completing individual...

How to Kick the Email Habit

Posted by: Julie Morgenstern on June 25, Categories:

Completely avoid email for the first hour of the day. Email is addictive. It interrupts continuity in our thought process and steals productivity. If you can fight off email...

Picking up the IT Tab

Posted by: Jena McGregor on June 24, Categories:

Ok, how many people have done this? According to USA Today, nearly 40% of professionals recently surveyed by researcher In-Stat say they've bought their own laptop--spending their own money--to...

Concentration Conundrum

Posted by: Julie Morgenstern on June 24, Categories:

“There’s no time to concentrate” is the common cry among 99% of my clients. And that’s true. We live in a staccato work environment. Tasks that require short bursts...

Shed, Don't Store

Posted by: Jena McGregor on June 19, Categories:

You've carefully created your do, defer, and dump piles. You've labeled color-coded manila folders, bought fancy filing systems, and stored every single last email gunking up your inbox into...

Outlook Lock-Up

Posted by: Jena McGregor on June 16, Categories:

As my colleague Michelle Conlin blogged today, the Wall Street Journal's Carol Hymowitz had a piece in today's paper that talked about so-called Outlook lock-up--the as-disturbing-as-it-sounds idea that we...

Hello, My Name is Jena, and I'm an Email Addict

Posted by: Jena McGregor on June 11, Categories:

It's official. I am addicted. I spent all morning trying to ignore my e-mail. Heeding the advice of time management thinker Julie Morgenstern, who will be blogging in this...

Managing Your Time--So it Doesn't Manage You

Posted by: Jena McGregor on June 09, Categories:

Answering email on the sidelines of the soccer field, staring at a calendar so full 10 minutes sounds like free time, keeping up with the ever-growing to-do list. Readers...

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Julie Morgenstern, Linda Stone, and David Allen Productivity guru Julie Morgenstern teaches us how to get organized, save time, and reclaim our sanity. Linda Stone, a former Apple and Microsoft executive and frequent speaker and consultant, helps us learn to manage our attention. And David Allen, the widely followed author of the popular book Getting Things Done, helps us accomplish things more efficiently.

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