Category Archives: Productivity

The Trick to Documenting & Explaining Any Complicated Tech Process

You ever find yourself trying to explain something technical to someone, and feeling as if you’re speaking another language?

Good. So it’s not just me.

Being in a technical role, and the only person who understands some parts of that tech, means I get the job of explaining to people why things work the way they do. I’m a nerd about bringing people into my work, so I’m happy to do it.

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10 Easy Project-Management Tips To Help You Work Better with Colleagues

Project-managing and working with colleagues waaaasssnn’t exactly easy before the crisis. So I’m imagining that for most of us, things feel much trickier.

I can happily spend hours working alone in a spreadsheet. And I have! But there’s an undeniable satisfaction that comes with being able to work with a bunch of people, to achieve an important outcome for your org and your mission. When that happens, it’s a great feeling.

And when that doesn’t? It’s usually a hiccup somewhere in the coordination.

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How to Find a Remote Job during COVID-19

If all this corona chaos is making you rethink your office job, you may now be part of a very large club.

Remote work has grown more popular in recent years. Personally, I don’t know that it’s my preference. Still, none of us imagined that being able to work from home could mean the difference between making a living or being unemployed. Or getting sick.

And yet, that’s the reality so many of us are living today.

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8 Tips For Working From Home for the First Time

For those of us who still have jobs, this new normal requires many of us to work from home for the very first time.

Which is something to be grateful for. Not needing to risk our health, being free to exercise our civic duty to slow the spread, all while getting a paycheck….is a wonderful thing.

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Trello or Asana? A Skeptic’s Take on Two Productivity Tools

For a blog that’s about nonprofit productivity, I have a bit of a confession. And if you read my last post, you probably caught it – in the section where I talk about how I manage my work tasks.

Or more specifically, the fact that I dont. 😞 I know. Don’t judge me, gang.

It’s not for lack of trying! I’ve stopped and started many a system – spreadsheets, Salesforce, even written planners. Once I reach a point where using the system feels like more work than help, I cut it out of my life.

But now that the demands on my job are increasing, my current “system” of inbox to calendar to memory isn’t cutting it. It’s time for this gal to change her ways.

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