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 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...

A Love Letter to Outlook Tasks

Dear Outlook Tasks,   We first met in the early 2000s.  I came from a Lotus Notes world, and you were there to welcome me to civilization. You sat in the lower left-hand corner of my screen. You beckoned me with promises of productivity, but I ignored you.   You were...

Podcasts: Productivity in your Earbuds

Guest Post by Shannon Martin, Director of Communications for Podbean Do you have a growing stack of unread books? Are there topics you’d love to learn more about but wonder where you’ll find time? Enter….Podcasts! The Serial podcast brought podcasting further into the...