Do we even need voicemail anymore?

Fewer and fewer professionals are struggling with voicemail as a productivity problem.  Many people don’t get any voicemails.   In this video, Dr. Melissa Gratias asks for your input on the state of voicemail.  Is it still a useful business tool?   Don’t want to...

How to Delegate Productively

Delegation does not have to be painful — for you or other people.  Sometimes our dread of delegation leads to poor execution.   In this video, Dr. Melissa Gratias of Productivity Psychologist, LLC gives three powerful tips to make delegation productive.   Don’t...

Should you Change yourself or Change your Job?

Recently, I have a wave of eerily similar conversations with clients and potential clients.  I’ve discussed the issue with people both during and after training classes.  I’ve spoken with at least two potential clients about it during their initial assessment calls.  ...

Two Ways to Organize Your Email

Should you construct a File Plan? Or, is a Big Bucket approach the best option? In this video, Dr. Melissa Gratias discusses the pros and cons of these two methods of organizing your email. Don’t want to watch the video?  A transcript is below.   Transcript Hi,...

How to Take Electronic Notes in Meetings

In a previous post, I gave tips for taking meeting notes on paper.  I promised to discuss electronic note-taking later.   Welcome to later.   Yes, there are cognitive and social advantages to taking meeting notes on paper.  Research shows that we remember content...