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...

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...

Fear is not productive

Fear.  We all feel it.  We are not weak due to our fear.  However, making fear-based decisions in the workplace has impacts we’d rather not realize.   In this video, Dr. Melissa Gratias discusses the outcomes of fear and the only three choices we can make....

How to Take Paper Notes in Meetings

…but what about my meeting notes? ~Every client during the paper-reduction process   In a recent post, I discussed the evolution of office paper.  Since I started my productivity consultancy in 2007, I have seen tremendous, and successful, efforts to reduce...

The Only Way to Get Rid of Clutter

What is your clutter?  Email, paper, electronic files, to-dos?  Clutter accumulates due to indecision.  In this video, Dr. Melissa Gratias gives you three reasons why you should trust yourself to make good decisions.  You can get past your clutter, no matter what it...