Planio Blog: Productivity

How to work in a remote team

How to Work in a Remote Team: Productivity Best Practices

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Maddy Osman
February 28, 2018

There is a lower turnover rate at companies that use remote workers than those that don’t for a reason – in many ways, it’s a better lifestyle. According to Stanford Professor of Economics Nicholas Bloom, people who work from home are happier and...

Make time for yourself

How to Find Your Perfect Work-Life Balance

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Maddy Osman
October 13, 2017

With technology connecting employers to employees (and freelance workers) after working hours, it’s become increasingly tough for people to establish a legitimately healthy work-life balance. You certainly have the right not to tackle work during...

How to focus better

How to Focus Better: Overcoming Distractions

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Maddy Osman
August 29, 2017

Productivity wouldn't be so hard to achieve, except for the simple fact that we all have an enemy that constantly tries to lure us away from doing and completing our meaningful work. This enemy? None other than distraction. Distraction isn't just...

Guide to setting goals

The Ultimate Guide to Setting Goals that Get Accomplished

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Maddy Osman
August 15, 2017

Setting goals is one of the easiest and fastest routes to actually achieving something, but it is not something that most people do. Michael Hyatt, author of 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever, thinks that many people haven't been taught how to write...

Make your todo list actionable

How to Make Your Work To Do List More Actionable

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Maddy Osman
July 25, 2017

Sometimes, the simple act of writing down all the things you have to do feels like accomplishing a task on it’s own. And although work to do lists are supposed to help people get through the day, they can also be a cause for stress. According to...

Email management

Definitely, Finally Solve your Email Problem in 8 Easy Steps

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Maddy Osman
June 21, 2017

Most people spend 28% of their workweek responding to/dealing with email. If you’re the type that’s constantly stopping what you’re doing to check the latest email to hit your inbox, this probably won’t come as much of a surprise. Of course, quantifying...

Work from home

10 Ways to Be Productive When Working from Home

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Maddy Osman
May 22, 2017

Distraction is hard to beat when working from home, especially if you have to use your computer to accomplish tasks. On top of that, working from home means dealing with pets, potentially kids, and household chores that are begging to be done. Let...

Quantity beats quality

Why quantity beats (and creates) quality

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Belle Beth Cooper
April 05, 2017

If you asked me anytime in the past few years about whether I thought quantity or quality was more important, I would have said hands down, quality. With the internet making it easier than ever for more people to create and share their work, there...

Learn to love networking

How you can learn to love networking

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Belle Beth Cooper
March 06, 2017

Working in the tech industry, I know networking is important. I've seen a whole host of benefits from the networking I've done in the past, including: Finding new clients as a freelancer Finding a new full-time job Help with spreading the word...