Category Archives: Time Management

Trello: Our Latest Obsession…

Trello Dev BoardHere at Infinitely Big, we make it a point to stay organized. When we work on client projects, we create lists, this way we can check items off as complete – an important task considering many creative hands work together to create an amazing end product.

So how do we keep up with it all? One thing we use is an online collaboration tool called Trello.

With Trello, you can organize just about anything with boards, which are made up of multiple lists. The lists contain cards, which you can use to collaborate with other users via comments and assignments. You can organize items using color coding, and even enable a feature that sets up your board more like a calendar for an added visual punch. The best part? It’s free!

How do you stay organized? Let us know of any interesting tools in the comments.

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Getting Organized…

Let’s face it: We all waste time. We all have clutter. And we are all guilty of the occasional procrastinating. Unfortunately, it can catch up with us if we’re not careful. Here are a few tips for managing your time and getting back on track.

  • Don’t obsess or spin your wheels. If you can’t make a decision or complete a project or task in a reasonable amount of time, leave it, move on to something else, and come back to it.
  • Use your company’s flex time option to take advantage of your best times of day and / or have time in the office when noise and activity levels are less.
  • Have a list of all upcoming deadlines in a conspicuous location where you’re forced to look at them every time you enter your office or return to your desk. It’s almost a subliminal reminder system.
  • Leave the office early if you want to work at home in the evening. Have a relaxing dinner, and then settle in to work. Productivity increases after a few hours away from the task.
  • Clean out your e-mail inbox and outbox a couple of times a week. Not only are you getting rid of extraneous junk, you’re also being reminded of pending items you need to handle.
  • Use your Outlook calendar as your nagging secretary. With an important upcoming deadline or meeting, schedule a reminder a week before, three days before, the day before, and the day of the deadline – whatever it takes for you. There’s no way you will forget with such a nagging assistant!
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