19 09, 2017

If it wasn’t for deadlines, nothing would get done

Deadlines can help you increase your overall productivity. In the comic series “Calvin and Hobbes” by Bill Watterson, Calvin once says “You can’t just turn on creativity like a faucet, you have to be in the right mood.” When asked what this magic mood is that facilitates creativity he replies “last minute panic!” Now to [...]

12 09, 2017

Clear the clutter

Some of the most popular shows on TV are cooking shows. Have you ever watched a real chef prepare a meal? A big part of a chef’s success is because they’re extremely organized. In the kitchen—and even out of the kitchen—chefs have a place for everything. In fact, they’re trained to organize their work space [...]

6 09, 2017

What’s a Process Culture, why you need it, how to get it

What happens when everyday, every employee’s behavior, attitude, and practices bring you closer to your strategic objectives? Then you have a “Process Culture.” Here are the 5 ways you can develop your Process Culture. What's a Process Culture? If you’ve ever had a Big Mac at McDonald's, you’ve probably noticed it tastes the same whether [...]

29 08, 2017

Productivity Tip: Why plan at all?

Have you ever planned a vacation, or a move, or a party, or some other event? Then you know how much work is involved! Planning, checking, adjusting, and planning again is all part of the process of creating the result you want. Most events would be a disaster without planning! When it comes to planning [...]

8 08, 2017

Ideas to help your kids gain more personal productivity during the countdown to school

During these last weeks of summer, consider how you’d like to take advantage of the upcoming opportunity for change to learn personal productivity skills. Getting ready for back to school A new school year is the perfect time to pause, reconsider, and set up new routines. For parents, any shift in the family schedule is [...]

7 07, 2017

What’s the difference between a system and a process?

Business process management is a systematic approach to making an organization's workflow more effective, more efficient, and more capable of adapting to an ever-changing environment. To improve your workflow, you need to know the difference between a system and a process. When’s the last time you took a bus? In most cities, busses are part of [...]

3 07, 2017

Why your CRM implementation might fail, and what to do about it

Why do typical “Software Only” implementations fail? Implementing a CRM is much more than a standalone project accounted for by a single individual, it’s a business philosophy that affects your entire company. Some companies struggle to get widespread adoption of new software systems because they fail to address the underlying systems, processes, communication, and values [...]

13 06, 2017

Getting started the fast and easy way with PlanPlus Online

Getting started is easy! PlanPlus Online offers a wide-variety of resources to get you started and productive with your PlanPlus Online account. See how it’s done: New detailed step-by-step videos Introduction to PlanPlus Online Essentials Introduction to PlanPlus Online Essentials Calendar How to put appointments on your calendar Managing appointments on your calendar Making the most [...]