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August 27, 201511:29 PM

Have We Reached Peak Productivity?...It May Be Killing Us. tagged “Productivity”

How much better can we get at work? TED Talks can be provocative. That's what the best ones are. That's what the best ones are supposed to do. Some might argue that it's more like popcorn than a proper meal.... Read more

By Mitch Joel


June 5, 2015 6:55 PM

When Paper Wins In The Digital Age tagged “Productivity”

There are certain companies who understand (and embrace) what it means to be a digital-first brand. Even... when that brand is a paper company. In fact, calling it a "paper company" is probably a misnomer as well. It's also a... Read more

By Mitch Joel


March 24, 2015 8:11 AM

Email. You're Doing It Wrong. tagged “Productivity”

I suck at email. I think. It's a form of technology and communication that fascinates me. Fundamentally, email hasn't changed that much since it was first invented. Most of us still struggle with how we sort, file and keep conversations... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 11, 201511:54 PM

The End Of Technology tagged “Productivity”

How productive is voicemail for you? It happens all of the time. A new technology comes out and makes something so commonplace to our daily lives so completely antiquated. Back in 2007 (yes, close to eight years ago), I came... Read more

By Mitch Joel


February 27, 201411:00 PM

The Best To-Do List tagged “Productivity”

How do you handle your To-Do list? I've been stressing over my to-do list. How about you? It's funny, I'm not stressed over the growth of it and the activities that I need to get done. I'm actually stressing over... Read more

By Mitch Joel

January 2, 201411:26 PM

The George Costanza Approach To Getting Things Done tagged “Productivity”

Do the opposite. Do you remember that Seinfeld episode when George Costanza decided to do everything the opposite of what he had done to date? Watch this: Do the opposite. I'm not telling you to do the opposite of everything... Read more

By Mitch Joel

December 26, 201311:35 AM

Get Yourself In Fighting (Mental) Shape For 2014 tagged “Productivity”

It's the day after Christmas. Some are taking it easy. Others are sorting through their holiday gifts and deciding what to keep, return or exchange. Others are getting pumped up for Boxing Day sales. I'm one of those nerds that... Read more

By Mitch Joel

September 14, 2013 7:33 AM

3 New Takes On How To Get Things Done (Better) tagged “Productivity”

Do you wonder about ways to be more productive, efficient and better in managing your time? Here are three new-ish pieces of content that have both caught my attention this week and provide very valuable advice on the topics of... Read more

By Mitch Joel

November 23, 2012 7:31 PM

Sleeping With Your Smartphone tagged “Productivity”

It used to be a whole lot simpler. I don't know about you, but I used to come from work and charge my smartphone at the small table near my front entrance. It was a parlour trick. It was a... Read more

By Mitch Joel

June 19, 2012 9:39 AM

In The Age Of (Digital) Anxiety tagged “Productivity”

Are you stressing out? In a world of global economic instability, a deplorable job market, the digitization of everything, Occupy Wall Street movements, student protests and the general atrocities of a sadistic few, the headlines - whether you read them... Read more

By Mitch Joel

March 6, 2012 1:35 PM

Turn Off, Tune Out, Drop In tagged “Productivity”

Is your head buried in your lap? After attending the TED 2012 conference in Long Beach, California last week, I could not help but think about how pervasive technology and media is in our lives. Surprisingly, I have not been... Read more

By Mitch Joel

October 21, 2011 3:49 PM

Winning Workplaces tagged “Productivity”

Isn't is amazing how a work environment affects both productivity and general health? As someone who loves the work that I do, I often struggle when people moan and complain about their work environment. From the chairs they sit on... Read more

By Mitch Joel

August 16, 2011 7:21 PM

Spamming Mechanisms tagged “Productivity”

It used to be a very clear line between what was considered spam and what was not. Things have changed over the course of the past decade. I'm with the Wikipedia definition of spam: "to send unsolicited bulk messages indiscriminately,"... Read more

By Mitch Joel

August 6, 2011 7:37 AM

BYOG - Bring Your Own Gear tagged “Productivity”

Locking down computers from accessing certain websites is a common practice. Companies will site everything from security, liability issues and computer virus threats to bandwidth issues and productivity. In the end, companies don't want their employees futzing around on YouTube... Read more

By Mitch Joel

August 2, 2011 2:21 PM

Your Meetings Suck tagged “Productivity”

Meetings suck. At around 2:00 pm on any given weekday, the same sinking feeling comes over me at the office and all I can think to myself is: "wow, I have to get out of here if I'm ever going... Read more

By Mitch Joel

June 7, 201111:10 AM

5 Ways To Survive Your Inbox tagged “Productivity”

I love email. I hate email. Most people probably have a similar love/hate relationship with email as they grapple daily with their inbox. In fact, I hate email... I just hate not getting email more. And, that's the dilemma that... Read more

By Mitch Joel

December 19, 2010 1:25 PM

Getting To The Work tagged “Productivity”

How often do you go about your work day and then realize that you have to get out of there to get the real work done? It's interesting, isn't it? For the most part, many of us need to "get... Read more

By Mitch Joel

December 20, 2009 1:22 PM

The Essential iPhone App Collection For The New Media Professional tagged “Productivity”

iPhone apps all all the rage, but which are the best iPhone apps for the New Media Professional? Here is a fairly comprehensive list of great iPhone apps (broken down into categories and then alphabetized). Please note that all of... Read more

By Mitch Joel

May 1, 2009 7:59 PM

When Your Office Is Anywhere And Everywhere tagged “Productivity”

When you're a digital nomad, your office can fit in a backpack, but not a briefcase. I tend to know more people in their digital format than I do in their protein forms. It's par for the course for people... Read more

By Mitch Joel

April 26, 2009 9:27 PM

Fortune 500 List Demonstrates The Power Of Blogging tagged “Productivity”

While companies are even quicker to flip the switch and hop on to Twitter, more and more companies are still just beginning to publish public-facing Blogs (while some haven't even thought about it yet). The following research illustrates that Blogging... Read more

By Mitch Joel

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