Time Management

How to manage your diary: tips

How to manage your diary: tips

Diary management, whether it is for your personal or professional life, can be an extremely time-consuming process but by following the suggestions detailed below, the process can be made simpler. • Schedule appointments with sufficient buffer time between them, to allow for travel time, pre-meeting preparation or even a much-needed lunch break.• Colour code. This has the functional purpose of…

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Improve your executive productivity with a virtual assistant

Improve your executive productivity with a virtual assistant

A virtual assistants’ main priority is to help you reach your goals, personally and professionally. When you delegate administrative tasks to an assistant, you are freeing up your mind to concentrate on high value tasks. A virtual assistant can save you time, money and reduce your workload substantially resulting in increased productivity. More and more companies of all sizes are…

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Create a successful work-life balance

Create a successful work-life balance

The idea of work-life balance might sound like a myth to many people. But with a little work and enthusiasm it is possible to create meaningful experiences at work, establish and maintain healthy relationships, and find time to nurture yourself. Here are some tips: • Every workplace has its own culture and dynamic. To form great relationships with your co-workers…

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Be yourself at work – it’s more productive

Be yourself at work – it’s more productive

When we talk about being productive, we usually talk about time management, delegation or prioritization. Those things are important for sure but today, let’s take a step back because as it turns out, there’s an overlooked way to increase your productivity and your satisfaction at work…surprisingly, it’s being yourself. Authenticity may feel risky but it’s better for your career. Sometimes…

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Meetings – how to use them effectively

Meetings – how to use them effectively

Meetings, in essence, are meant to boost productivity and efficiency. When everyone is on the same page and aware of what should be done, even the most challenging tasks can be completed. In reality, we find ourselves stuck at unproductive meetings, week after week. Meetings are essential to a smooth-running company; unfortunately, many leaders don’t know how to use them…

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Maximize your productivity both at work and outside it

Maximize your productivity both at work and outside it

Every business expert claims to have “productivity hacks” that can help you get more done in less time. Of course, there are some common-sense tools you can implement to be more productive, like taking brief breaks, creating effective to-do lists and resisting social media. There is no hack for becoming more productive; there are only new habits we can implement…

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Our top tips for effective diary management

Our top tips for effective diary management

Time management is key to running a successful business, and an organised life. A well-managed diary is much more than a glorified to-do list. Effectively use your calendar to save time and free yourself from stress. Here are our top tips on how to tackle diary management confidently and efficiently while managing the multiple administrative tasks related to it. Create…

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Tips for more productive meetings

Tips for more productive meetings

Take a look around a typical office, and you may conclude that the modern employee attends meetings more than she/he actually works. Although meetings are taking up more and more of our working day, many of us simply aren’t seeing the benefits of this enormous investment. All too often, meetings leave us feeling unengaged, unenlightened and deeply frustrated about the…

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How to improve your efficiency

How to improve your efficiency

We all wish we had more time to spend on the things we love doing, whether that means being around our family or working on our hobbies. Yet, despite these wishes, time is something of which we never seem to have enough. Maybe you’ve heard of the 80-20 rule? It states that 80 per cent of what you accomplish is…

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