We all know that we we’re supposed to balance work and home life. We need to spend some time at the office, but we should spend time with our families as well. The problem for most of us, however, is that the lines between work and non-work are starting to blur. How do you keep […]
I have to admit, I love the Sent Items folder in my email program. I keep it open all the time, with the most recently delivered messages right at the top. I keep at least a full twelve months of messages before archiving them, which might sound surprising. Why should I care about paying attention […]
There’s a famous story about Robert Propst, the inventor of the cubicle. Supposedly he recanted his invention on his deathbed, calling it monolithic insanity. If you work in a cube farm, you know that that the regular patters can be demoralizing and the constant chatter can make it hard to do your work. Some people […]
A friend of mine once admitted she was great at writing lists. The problem was that she had dozens of lists in different places, and never got anything done. There is an incredible temptation to try and segment our lists. After all, shouldn’t we have one for our homes and one for our careers? If […]
We live in the Google generation. It is truly wonderful to be able to search for the truth when you’re arguing about trivial facts. However, the accessibility of search can also be our downfall. There are some pieces of information which shouldn’t be found by searching.