Tracy Parks Principal and Founder of Simplicated, LLC is a gifted, engaging and enthusiastic leader, speaker, and experienced trainer, passionate about developing and delivering innovative and practical training and imparting skill development to help business professionals create a productive environment to accomplish their work and enjoy their lives.
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Because it looks like nearly 1,000 folks per month search the Internet for instructions on how to share Microsoft Outlook calendars, I decided that it might be a good topic to share with you. In this Lean Office Minute® video, I show you three different ways you can share your Outlook calendar. Video Duration - 03:46 (MM:SS)
Using folders to keep documents organized and findable is a key part of a lean office. If you need to move documents and folders within Windows on a frequent basis, you'll find the tips in this Lean Office Minute™ video helpful. I share three ways you can perform these moves in a flash within the Windows File manager. Even if you're a veteran Windows users, you're bound to find one of these tips useful. Video Duration: 03:48 (MM:SS).
One of the best ways to get efficient in Windows is to use the built-in shortcuts available to you. With a few taps, clicks, or keystrokes, you can find things really fast, switch between apps, and get around on your computer quickly. In this week's The Lean Office Minute® video, I show you how to launch and interact with multiple Windows programs using your Windows key and the taskbar. You work with multiple programs all the time; see how you can easily switch between them as you're working.
Video Duration: 02:33 (MM:SS)
If you work in Microsoft Outlook, chances are likely you have particular features you use quite often. Wouldn't it be great to have them a little closer to your "finger-tips", i.e., a click of the mouse? Did you know you can customize the Outlook Ribbon and place the features you use the most in one place? What a great way to improve efficiency and productivity!
In this Lean Office Minute® video, I show you how to customize your Outlook Ribbon.
Video Duration: 02:19 (MM:SS)
Watch this video and learn seven Windows 7 tips that makes navigating around the Windows environment really easy and allow you to get things done faster. Even if you're a mouse user; you'll love these time-saving tips!
Overwhelmed with Digital Clutter and unsure how to begin finding sanity?
Embrace a bit of wisdom from Mark Twain who voiced the sentiment that "The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex and overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one."
Below are 7 small steps to help you move in the direction of a bit more manageability as it pertains to your digital resources.
Given that a far majority of email subject lines don't tell you much; why not edit the subject line prior to filing the message; it's a lot more likely you can find it again when you need it.
Can you imagine having to sort email messages like the US Post Office? It would be an impossible feat. Yet we can utilize some of the age-old principles to help us sort and process our emails.
Watch the video below to learn some valuable tips to sorting your emails.
Want to know how to use the "career saver" feature in Outlook? Watch this video and see how to setup a 90 second send delay in Microsoft Outlook.
The definition of clutter is “a collection of things lying in an untidy mass” and is synonymous with confusion, chaos and disorder.
I am one to adhere to the belief that a cluttered environment doesn’t necessarily mean that everything in that environment has served its purpose, outlived its usefulness and is no longer necessary or needed. I do however, believe that in this age of digital overwhelm, digital clutter has become and will continue to be have a major impact; one that negatively impacts productivity.
I read an article by Elizabeth Larkin that categorized physical clutter into five areas and found it interesting that these same five categories apply to digital clutter as well albeit with a little twist.