How we can help

Archive | Productivity

bookcareers live logo

Work Life Balance – bookcareers.com Live

Series 1 Episode 15 of bookcareers.com Live This week’s episode of bookcareers Live is about Work Life Balance. So many of us now have demanding always-on jobs; our work lives are encroaching into our personal lives and it is very hard to get switch-off time when you go home. This episode covers some key points to […]

Continue Reading
bookcareers live

Managing Email – bookcareers.com Live

  Series 1 Episode 13 of bookcareers.com Live This week’s episode of bookcareers Live is about Managing Email. Even though email is the main way of communicating, many people still don’t have the fundamentals of coping with 100s of emails every day.  This episode has a number of tips to help along with a case study from […]

Continue Reading
bookcareers live logo

Strategies for Productivity – A Time and Motion Study

  Series 1 Episode 12 of bookcareers.com Live This week’s episode is about productivity and conducting a Time and Motion Study. It discusses the benefits of a Time and Motion Study and how to analyse the results. It also helps you identify the time that you are at your most productive. You can download a […]

Continue Reading
bookcareers live logo

Time Management and Coping with Overwhelm – bookcareers.com LIVE

Series 1 Episode 10 of bookcareers.com Live This episode focuses on Time Management and Coping with Overwhelm.  No doubt if you’ve spent most of the week outside of the office at the London Book Fair, work has been building up in the office, plus the work you’ve generated whilst there… panic! Thanks to Alison Jones […]

Continue Reading
bookcareers live logo

Job Seeking in Publishing, Entry Level

Series 1 Episode 3 of bookcareers.com Live This episode features genuine questions from jobseekers, including how to get experience when you’ve got no experience and how to stand out from the crowd.  It has helpful hints for those jobseeking, and case study that will benefit both those at entry level, as well as managers who […]

Continue Reading
interruptiond_example

How to manage constant interruptions

Apologies. This blog is a week late due to… interruptions. As part of writing a blog about ‘how to manage interruptions’, it made sense to recreate a situation where I experienced continuous interruptions. The plan was to react immediately to what came in – by whatever method – phone, email, social media, person. Coupled with […]

Continue Reading
emails

How to clear your email inbox

If you are aiming to be more productive, then it can’t have escaped your notice that one of the biggest time stealers is email. I’m guessing you probably receive over 150 emails every day all with mixed time frames. Some you’ll need to action immediately, some you’ll need to reply to later, some are for […]

Continue Reading
time

Conduct a time and motion study

Overworked? Becoming unproductive? Have you thought about conducting your own personal time and motion study?   A time and motion study monitors what you are doing at any given part of the day, over a consecutive number of days.  It may be carried out over 15 or 20 minute intervals, and all the time you […]

Continue Reading