Planio Blog: Productivity

Become more creative

19 Genius Ways to Become More Creative Today

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Jory MacKay
April 25, 2019

Let’s say you’re sitting in a meeting with your team. Unfortunately, it’s not going well. The project you’ve spent months on is suddenly on the rocks. Things are unclear and you need a way forward. People start throwing out ideas but they’ve all...

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...