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How to Run Effective Meetings with Confluence

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How many times have you left a meeting thinking it was a waste of time? Have you ever felt 'meeting dread' because you know that the next hour is time better spent actually getting work done? The fact is most of the meetings we attend during the day don't accomplishing anything. Meetings with no agenda, meetings full of non sequiturs, or meetings with no actionable deliverables to follow up on afterwards are far too common in the work place. Your team might even be suffering from Reckless Meeting

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Work Smarter, Not Harder: Productivity in the Workplace

This is a variation of an article I wrote for eclipse MAGAZIN that was published in their March issue. Many thanks to Ryan Anderson for his contributions. Everyone struggles to get work done these days as the amount of communication and information available continue to increase at warp speed. The old adage, ‘Work smarter, not harder’ has become a joke with many employees now forced to work after hours, through lunch, and even on the weekends just to keep up. Work has become a lifestyle whether

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5 Productivity Apps I Can’t Live Without

I'm a productivity junkie. There, I said it. GTD. Inbox zero. I've tried and tested them all. If you could see my App Store history you'd get it. Heck, if I were married I'd have a private account to hide my purchases. Still reading? I'm guessing you're a productivity junkie too. According to the Mayans, the world is going to end in a few days so we all need to make the most of the time we have left. The five apps on this list are ones that have stuck with me. They've proven their worth. Whether

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I'm not a huge fan of most notifications, especially the ones that vie for my constant attention -- like badge notifications on my iPhone. However, there is a time and place for focused and timely notifications that have increased my productivity. Many people who've never used HipChat before are quick to dismiss it as a simple group chat application. However, once you use it, it becomes apparent that it's a lot more than a group chat app. One of my favorite features of HipChat is the ability to

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