Careerstone Group Insights Posts Tagged "Productivity"

Strategies for Working from Home: Six Tips to Keep You Focused and Productive

Working from home can be great, but in order to be successful, you have to employ some simple success strategies to help keep you focused and productive. The key is focus more on the work, and the less on the home. The pros of working from home Working from home sounds amazing, doesn’t…  Read More

How to Stop Multitasking

We are all multitaskers. We talk while we drive, we answer text messages and emails during meetings, we return phone calls while surfing the Internet, we cook dinner while talking on the phone, etc. We are always doing more than one thing at a time. And if we are doing just one thing, like driving, we…  Read More

Stressed at Work? Four Tips for Simplify for Success

We are busier than ever. We have more technology to contend with, which means many more forms of communication and interaction to master and address. We have more work to do, as many companies are making do with fewer employees, piling the work of many onto the shoulders of few. Do you need to simplify…  Read More

Essential Skills for Modern Living: More Google, Less Knitting - But You Still Need to Know Where th

Put down those knitting needles. Stop darning. Reading a paper map? Forget about it. Those are just three of the skills you no longer need to survive or thrive in the twenty-first century. That’s according to the Daily Mail in Great Britain, which conducted a poll to determine what are—and…  Read More

Why You Shouldn't Multitask and Seven Ways to Stop

These days, everyone is a multitasker. We talk while we drive, we answer text messages or e-mails during meetings, we return phone calls while surfing the Internet, we work on different docs in different applications all at once, and we cook dinner while talking on the phone.But instead of being a hallmark…  Read More

How to Work from Home: Six Steps to Success

Today, more and more people are opting to telework—to work from home. Whether you are an independent contractor with your own business, a freelancer, or a regular nine-to-five employee, the option to work from home is more prevalent than ever, and more and more people are taking advantage of this…  Read More

How to Simplify Your Work Life

Today’s workplace can feel like a constant assault on the senses. Think of all the tasks confronting you during a typical workday: emails, texts, phone calls, messages, answering questions from team members barging into your workspace, and so on. And that’s before you even begin to tackle…  Read More

Time's Up! The Truth About Procrastination

“If it weren’t for the last minute, nothing would get done.”  Sound familiar? Statistics show that over 20% of the population procrastinates. We tend to associate procrastination with laziness, but is it really such a bad thing? Let’s take a closer look. Procrastination can…  Read More

It's Not Too Late to Take Time Off!

As we approach the end of summer, it’s not too late to plan a vacation to get out of the office (or home office)! The thought of taking time off work can be daunting for numerous reasons, such as fearing a boss’ reaction to a request for time off and worrying about falling behind with work.…  Read More

Fostering Innovation at Work Through Creativity

As we continue to navigate our ever-changing and challenging work environments, it’s more important than ever to tap into our innovation and problem-solving skills. Essentially, it’s time to boost your creativity. Even for those who don’t specifically work in a creative field, creativity…  Read More

Healthy (Work) Habits for the Holidays

Holiday season is here – bringing lots of bright lights, presents, and social commitments. This means juggling spending extra time with friends and family on top of the day-to-day responsibilities. Taking care of your personal health and well-being during this busy time is essential.  Usually…  Read More

It’s Time for a Vacation – Plan Accordingly!

Sunshine beams through your office window and the days are getting longer – summer is finally here! This is the perfect time to start planning a vacation or staycation and use that coveted paid time off. While taking time off work offers many physical and mental health benefits, most Americans let…  Read More