Time Management

Technology

Three Irreverent Time Management Strategies for the Digital Era

Getting through your to-do list faster isn't what time management is about – at least not anymore. After all, this is the digital era! Rather than managing our existing time as if it was finite, we need to find ways to multiply it and make our lives better.
AccountingWEB Life

U.S. workers aren't the only ones interested in work/life balance

Sage has released the findings of a recent survey of nearly 200 of its French-speaking Canadian Sage Accountants Network members. Results underscore top concerns about social media usage and resources network members tap into to stay on top of trends in the profession.
Practice

Eleven cool mobile apps for running your practice

We recently featured five cool Web apps for running your firm that were highly recommended by your accounting colleagues. Now we’re going to stay on the productivity app beat and take a look at mobile devices.
Practice

Five cool Web apps for running your firm

You’ve probably noticed that most new software is now developed for the web rather than the desktop. This actually isn’t a trend; instead, it's expected that Web-developed software will become the norm, and perhaps even accelerate, in the years ahead.
Practice

Five frustrating employee habits

Sometimes the simplest of employee problems can end up making big waves down the line. Following are five common employee problems and suggestions on how to diffuse them before they end up causing you more trouble than necessary.
AccountingWEB Life

Stress management tips for better work/life balance

Stress is the biggest killer in the Western world, destroys relationships, and damages productivity. The following stress management tips have been put together using an integral framework, so they include physical, psychological, social, and environmental factors.
Education & Careers

Tips for managing time, energy

It seems like no one has enough time these days. I don't know one person who has less to do than five years ago. Therefore, time management is about managing energy, attention, and commitments.
AccountingWEB Life

A guide to being a better learner

As a late baby-boomer in the 1970s and 1980s, I knew only two studying techniques: read and memorize. Before highlighter pens, the reading was laborious, often boring and thwarted by a wandering mind.
Education & Careers

Myth: Your boss is too busy to meet with you

Don't fall for the myth that some bosses are just too busy to meet with you. The truth is your boss does not have time not to meet with you on a regular basis no matter how busy your boss might be.
Technology

It’s about time: How much time should staff spend on social media activities?

It’s likely that your employees spend a sizeable percentage of their time using social media. As work/life balance continues to blend into one homogenous string of activities, social media activity is happening in your workplace whether you realize it or not.
AccountingWEB Life

Focus on positive leadership when things go wrong

Are you appreciated by company managers? Do you have the opportunity to do your best work? Are you clear about what is expected of you at work? Does your manager provide employees focus? People at work who are fully engaged can answer these questions with a clear yes and sense of gratitude.
Practice Management

It's about time: Successfully managing a to-do list

You probably have hundreds of things that needed to be done yesterday. These items might be listed on your current to-do list, inside an e-mail in your inbox, or scrunched up in the back of your brain. Maybe it’s a combination of all three.
AccountingWEB Life

New time management techniques

Time management remains a core focus within leadership, coaching, and mentoring programs.
Practice Management

It's about time: Five ways to increase billable time

Every practicing accountant knows that effective time management is key to maximizing personal productivity and firm profits. The numbers tell the story and it all boils down to time management.
AccountingWEB Life

Great leadership doesn't come from books (or Google)

You don’t need to read books on leadership to be a good leader – I know this as I’ve worked with some exceptional leaders in developing countries who didn’t read at all.
AccountingWEB Life

Passing the CPA Exam: More than just a test

There is an implicit level of respect you receive in earning the CPA designation - not just from the public at large, but also from your fellow CPAs.
AccountingWEB Life

Beat stress by staying in shape during busy season

We all know that one of the best ways to relieve stress and tension is with exercise. The Anxiety Disorders Association of America states that exercise is considered vital for maintaining mental fitness, and it can reduce stress. ADAA reports that scientists have found that regular participation in aerobic exercise has been shown to decrease overall levels of tension, elevate and stabilize mood, improve sleep, and improve self-esteem. Even five minutes of aerobic exercise can stimulate anti-anxiety effects.
AccountingWEB Life

Sleeter Group honors seven technologies as Awesome Add-Ons

The Sleeter Group network of QuickBooks consultants has announced its selections for the "2009 Awesome Add-ons for QuickBooks." The Sleeter Group presents the awards annually to recognize technologies that help enhance the functionality of the QuickBooks business management software.
AccountingWEB Life

Buying time: How to put more hours in every day

by Michelle LaBrosseHow often do we say to one another, "I just wish there were more hours in the day?" Well, there can be. When you use Project Management techniques to your advantage, you can be singing the Rolling Stones classic, Time Is on My Side.Here are some of my favorite time-saving tips that you can apply both to your business and home life.
AccountingWEB Life

How do I waste time at the office? Let me count the ways....

With the line between work and the rest of your life becoming blurrier every day, technology seems to make workers both more and less productive at the same time.Computer tools can make quick work of once-tedious accounting tasks, for example, but they also make it easier to buy a paperback, chat with friends by instant message or balance your personal checkbook while at the office.

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