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Top 4 ways to increase productivity at work

Posted by Sharnee on 05/10/2021

1. Plan out your day

Before you sift through your hundreds of new emails, voice messages and start on that task you've been putting off all week, grab your morning coffee and set out a schedule for your day. Seems simple enough but this is the number one rule to increase productivity. 

Set a timer for each of the tasks and layout when you're going to get each task done by. e.g.


8.30-8.45am - Plan day

8.45-9.45 - Reply to emails, phone call, chase up supplies

9-45-10.30 - Go over blueprints for the Jones' job

10.30-10.45 - Morning break


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Topics: In the workplace

7 Things to Expect in your Project Management Time & Cost Software

Posted by Edward - CEO on 07/09/2021

You have grown your business and you are looking for a project management software package that enables you to do more. Life is too short to be wasting time on a system that is not delivering.

So, beyond the cool graphics and seductive gizmos you don’t use anyway (that some vendors emphasize when pushing their product), here are 7 things to expect in your project management software.

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Topics: In the workplace, All

Are your business management systems state of the art or creaky wrecks

Posted by Edward - CEO on 31/08/2021

Heritage is always a tricky subject in modern cities, with one person’s culturally significant building being another person’s eyesore. It’s useful to think about your business systems in the same way, and the role of heritage in achieving the best result for your business.

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Topics: Insider, In the workplace

VIDEO: The importance of timesheets

Posted by Edward - CEO on 20/08/2021

Businesses running spreadsheet timesheets may be running hundreds of standalone databases. Here's how to fix it...

Why are timesheets important? How do timesheets improve profit? Why are spreadsheet timesheets bad for business?

Ed O'Leary answers these questions and gives some useful tips on how to use timesheets to maximise your profitability. 

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Topics: In the workplace, Money Management, Videos

Time Managers or Time Travellers?

Posted by Edward - CEO on 17/08/2021

In retail everyone knows that stock is important. Each item is logged into a system as it is received into the store, it’s tagged and priced. When it is sold, the tag is removed and the stock item deducted from inventory. Stock losses are serious. Detectors by the doors alert the staff if someone walks out with a tagged item that is not paid for. Inventory is precious. Inventory management and control is paramount.

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Topics: In the workplace

Time is STILL Money

Posted by Edward - CEO on 02/08/2021

Time Management and Invoicing for Professional Services Firms

The truth is, everybody comes to work to make money. Work can be fun. There’s camaraderie in a professional services firm with like-minded people. There’s satisfaction contributing to a job well done, working with happy clients and many other positives.

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Topics: In the workplace