Productivity

Elements of the Perfect To-Do List

Elements of the Perfect To-Do List

1. Make a list. And then? Here are my tips to make sure your list is perfect so you can tackle all your to-dos with ease. >>

What To Do When (GASP!) The Internet Is Down At Work

What To Do When (GASP!) The Internet Is Down At Work

When the internet recently went down in the office, it took some scrambling—especially because of the remote-first nature of our company. Internet outages happen. Before you hyperventilate and/or resign yourself to Starbucks for the day, there's actually a lot of work you can do without being on the computer. Here's how I turned a day without internet into something productive >>

Dealing With a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day at Work

Dealing With a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day at Work

You might not be familiar with one of my favorite children's books, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, but you're probably familiar with the second half of the title—the bad day part.

Yes, work is called "work" for a reason. But sometimes, nothing seems to go right. Here's how to cope.

Stop Letting Slack Distract You

Stop Letting Slack Distract You

When you work remotely or on a large team, being able to connect on the fly can make a big difference in your productivity. At Litmus, we use a popular messaging tool called Slack for all of our internal communications.

Slack is a real-time messaging tool that sorts you into various channels, like chat rooms, where you can discuss what's going on, or use various integrations to get work done faster, like with Google Drive, Twitter, or RSS. (Or giphy, if you need to express yourself.)

And though I love Slack since it accelerates collaboration and flattens our organization, there's a LOT going on during the day, and it can be hard to concentrate and stay productive (which is the whole point of Slack!) Read on for my tips on staying productive using Slack >>

The Secret to Staying Focused at Work

The Secret to Staying Focused at Work

...isn't what you think.

As your workday gets longer and longer and we're on 24/7, it becomes difficult to stay focused. We're constantly drawn away by email pinging, slack notifications, instant messenger, or colleagues knocking on our doors. How do you shut all that out and get stuff done?