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Quick Tip: Delay or Schedule Sending Emails in Outlook

Quick Tip: Delay or Schedule Sending Emails in Outlook

Did you know you can schedule emails to send at a date and time of your choosing? It’s called “delay delivery.” Use the steps below to use this function. To delay delivery in Outlook: Click New Email Once a new email appears, click Options In the More Options group,...

Three Ideas to Manage Information Overload

Three Ideas to Manage Information Overload

In this age of information and technology availability, we can often fall in to the “more is more” trap. Use these three tips to avoid overload! Write things down. Trying to remember things is stressful. Putting things on paper frees up your mind so you can focus on...

Using Breaks Wisely: Part 3 – How to Spend Your Time

Using Breaks Wisely: Part 3 – How to Spend Your Time

The first part of the Using Breaks Wisely series explained the importance of taking breaks. In part 2, you learned about when and how to take breaks during focused states. Now let’s look at options for using your break time wisely. When you have 5 minutes: Snack on...

Using Breaks Wisely: Part 2 – Tips for Work/Break Balance

Using Breaks Wisely: Part 2 – Tips for Work/Break Balance

The first part of the Using Breaks Wisely series explained the importance of taking breaks.  It described how our productivity benefits because of how our brain switches between focused and diffused states. In part 2, we’ll learn about when and how to take breaks...

Using Breaks Wisely: Part 1 –  Why Breaks Are Important

Using Breaks Wisely: Part 1 – Why Breaks Are Important

Are you like most people who don’t take a break during the day? It's a common misconception that we don’t have time to take breaks or that breaks aren’t beneficial.  However, breaks can significantly bolster our productivity and creativity whether we are at work or at...

Insights – Working Well With Others

Insights – Working Well With Others

Insights is a powerful and interactive tool that improves communication, decision-making, and performance to achieve team and organizational goals. Understanding yourself first, then recognizing those similarities or differences in others, leads to ways we can connect...

Quick Tip: Hydrate to refresh productivity!

Quick Tip: Hydrate to refresh productivity!

Did you know that being 1% dehydrated can cause up to a 12% drop in productivity? Staying hydrated promotes clear thinking and focus, can enhance your mood, reduce stress and anxiety, and boost your energy by replenishing fluids that your body needs. The next time...

Questions to Identify Waste in Your Work

Questions to Identify Waste in Your Work

Ask any employee and they’d agree that it makes sense to remove waste from the work we do. Of course, it makes sense to remove waste. The less time, energy, and resource we spend on waste, the more value we’re able to provide to the organization and our patients. It’s...

Manage Your Attention or It Will Manage You

Manage Your Attention or It Will Manage You

If there is any one ‘secret’ to effectiveness, it is concentration. —Peter F. Drucker, management philosopher If we are regularly distracted or disorganized we can miss important deadlines or lack the discipline for executing on key business or department goals. Over...

Four Steps to Personal Efficiency

Four Steps to Personal Efficiency

Bruce Lee once said, “It’s not the daily increase, but the daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.” That is truly where you will save time. For example, when I come back to work from vacation, I always start by deleting spam and outdated requests, then I go on...

Quick Tip: WiFi Access

Quick Tip: WiFi Access

Are data charges adding up every month on your cell phone bill? Be sure that whenever you are in a Fairview facility your device is joining our wifi network. Then you can strut about knowing you are saving money while getting free wifi!  Here’s what you do: Go to...

5 Quick Tips When Working With Resistant Individuals

5 Quick Tips When Working With Resistant Individuals

We’ve all had experience working with individuals who appear resistant to change. Everyone approaches work differently. If you feel that someone is resistant to change or projects, try a few of the following tips: Partner them with someone enthusiastic, someone who...