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John F. O'Hara

John F. O'Hara
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Five Steps to Workplace Productivity

October 30, 2014 2:24 am

Recent research from The Creative Group (TCG) suggests that when it comes to on-the-job success, the early bird really does catch the worm. TCG recommends adopting these five habits to kick start your workday.

1. Make a plan. Over-ambitious scheduling is a setup for failure and compels you to take unfinished work home. Spend 10 minutes at the beginning of each day (or the evening before) creating a realistic to-do list for the day ahead. Prioritize tasks that are the most time-sensitive and important to the business and plan the next eight hours around them.

2. Sharpen your focus. People are more efficient when working for an extended period in the same mental mode, as opposed to changing gears frequently. Try to cluster tasks that require similar effort or resources in the same time frame.

3. Limit distractions. Many professionals find inspiration from browsing blogs, websites and social media. To maximize productivity without cutting off sources of creative stimuli, set designated periods to surf the Web in the afternoon or after you've completed a major to-do. Also, turn off email and app notifications so you're not tempted to review messages as they arrive.

4. Don't delay. Even peak performers occasionally put off working on unpleasant or overwhelming assignments. One effective way to overcome procrastination is to break a project into smaller tasks.

5. Recharge. Taking short breaks can help you replenish your energy and fight fatigue.

Source: The Creative Group

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Motorists: Be Cautious on Halloween

October 30, 2014 2:24 am

With Halloween landing on a Friday this year, many adults plan to partake in celebrations. Motorists should err on the side of caution when driving to and from parties to avoid accidents involving trick-or-treaters.

To prevent a true nightmare from happening, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and National Safety Council recommend motorists follow these guidelines.
1. Be especially alert and cautious when driving on Halloween due to the high number of pedestrians.
2. Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs, and darting out from parked cars.
3. At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing.
4. Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully.
5. Avoid using a cell phone while driving.
Source: The Allstate Corporation

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