Productivity

Managing Projects with OneNote

Leonardo da Vinci once said, "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." At Effective Edge, we could not agree more. With our information overloaded workplaces, simplicity can sometimes feel out of reach, especially when it comes to managing our complex projects. However, there's a powerful tool already...

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03 August

Disconnecting Helps us to Connect

Here at Effective Edge, we define productivity as “connecting your time to what matters most.” Read on and discover how disconnecting can also help us to connect to what matters most. Let’s begin with a look at some statistics on disconnecting: 55% of Americans did not use...

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02 June

Three Apps to Help you Unplug

Disconnecting use to mean terminating a connection or to become detached or withdrawn. In today’s workforce, the term has new meaning - to take a break from consuming information overloads to make room for creativity and relaxation. We all say we need to disconnect, we believe...

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02 June

The Importance of Taking Your Lunch Break

Be honest with yourself, are you truly disconnecting from work during your lunch break? If the answer is no, you are losing productivity and potentially squashing your creativity. We understand that your time is limited, but studies show not taking the proper time to disconnect throughout...

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02 June

5 Team Building Exercises in 5 Core Competencies

The words “team building” often send people running for the hills, but team building is the most important investment a leader can make in their people. It increases collaboration, mitigates conflict, reduces communication barriers, and fosters an environment of trust. Team building games help people engage...

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05 May

Accountability Matrix

Another component of a truly effective Communication Plan is to make sure that when you are assigning accountability in a project, you communicate not only HOW we agree to communicate, but also WHO communicates WHAT and what levels of responsibility each team member has.  A...

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04 April

Meeting Effectiveness Guidelines

Have you ever attended a meeting, completely disagreed with the decision, but said nothing? We’ve all been there. Unfortunately that silence can be viewed as acceptance by some participants and end up costing you in the end. Establishing meeting guidelines, such as “Silence is Acceptance,” can...

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06 March