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TED Talks: Collaboration

As developments in technology evolve the way we work and the way communicate, the opportunities for us to collaborate in business in new ways grow. Here are some of the best TED talks that relate to collaboration to help you feel inspired and get you ready to tackle your next team project.

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Posted in: Productivity Tips & Tools by i2Office on 06th April 2017

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Instagram inspiration for your home office

The key to success for any home or remote worker is a carefully designed home office that inspires you to be productive. Here’s our round-up of the best Instagram accounts to get you started with practical solutions, and a spark of creativity to get you striving for success from your home office.

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Posted in: Productivity Tips & Tools by i2Office on 24th March 2017

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TED Talks: Working Smart

The phrase “work smarter, not harder” dates back to the 1930s, but it is just as relevant in the workplace as ever today. No matter how much effort you are putting into your job, if you are not smart about the way you work, it will all be for nothing. So to help you come up with your own methods and techniques for working smart, here are four TED Talks on the topic.

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Posted in: Productivity Tips & Tools by i2Office on 13th March 2017

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Top TED Talks for Teams

For the third in our TED Talks series, we’ve put together a list of TED Talks that will help any team increase its productivity and work better together.

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Posted in: Productivity Tips & Tools by i2Office on 24th February 2017

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Entrepreneurs you should follow on Twitter

Here are six entrepreneurs with the most useful, insightful and entertaining tweets.

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Posted in: Productivity Tips & Tools, Running a Business by i2Office on 10th February 2017

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The best apps for freelancers

Freelancing can be difficult. You need to keep track of bills, invoices, expenses, a workload across different clients and potentially even different disciplines, all while working remotely. For some, this can all be a little too much. Luckily, there are apps for that.

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Posted in: Productivity Tips & Tools by i2Office on 17th January 2017

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Instagram inspiration for avid note takers

As business becomes more transparent, companies are taking to social media platforms to share insights into the daily goings on in their offices. Instagram and the like are becoming increasingly more popular than traditional blogs with more image-driven and ultimately more shareable communications...

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Posted in: Productivity Tips & Tools by i2Office on 30th December 2016

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Teams vs teaming: The way we think about workplace collaboration is changing

You and your colleagues are a team. It’s one of the first things we’re told about working in an office. On the surface, teams are good thing—they make us think of our favourite successful sports clubs. Having a clearly defined role works well there, each player works together to achieve a greater ...

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Posted in: Productivity Tips & Tools by i2Office on 26th December 2016

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Podcasts for keeping up with the business world

Keeping up with the world of business can be difficult, especially if you’re always on the go. That’s where these podcasts come in. Whether you are crammed into a train carriage, catching a cab to a meeting, or simply taking a break, these 5 podcasts can keep you up to date on the ever-evolving bu...

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Posted in: Productivity Tips & Tools by i2Office on 20th December 2016

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How to manage workplace stress

There might not be a way to eradicate workplace stress completely, but we can all do our best to manage it. Here are 3 tips to help out: Understand personality types Whether you are a manager or not, it is important to interpret workplace stress through the prism of personality...

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Posted in: Productivity Tips & Tools, Work-Life-Balance by i2Office on 12th December 2016

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Five team management apps that can improve the way you work

As teams become more distributed and our work becomes more digital, it’s important that we have good team-based project management tools to augment our personal productivity. Whether your team is office based or your employees work remotely, help is available in the flourishing market of ha...

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Posted in: Productivity Tips & Tools by i2Office on 06th December 2016

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7 Podcasts to boost your productivity

The humble podcast, with the added convenience of being able to listen as you commute, cook or walk the neighbour’s dog, is quickly becoming the biggest piece of the self-improvement puzzle. There’s no shortage of podcasts out there to help us become more productive employees, savvier entrep...

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Posted in: Productivity Tips & Tools by i2Office on 08th November 2016

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Forget genius. It’s all about grit now.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, genius is defined as an exceptional intellectual or creative power or other natural ability. These definitions are often accompanied by examples of people with an almost unexplainable talent. They seem to simply have won the genetic lottery. But Angela ...

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Posted in: Productivity Tips & Tools by i2Office on 17th October 2016

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Body language can change our mind and our behaviour

Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy has researched how "power posing”, standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident, can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even ...

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Posted in: Productivity Tips & Tools by i2Office on 11th October 2016

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How to minimise workplace distraction

Many of us depend on technology to do our job, yet that same technology is constantly distracting us from our work and sapping our productivity. Technology is responsible for 4 out of the top 5 biggest distractions in the workplace according to a recent survey by CareerBuilder. Smart...

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Posted in: Productivity Tips & Tools by i2Office on 03rd October 2016

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Why not cycle to your i2 Office?

Since the former Mayor of London, Boris Johnson announced his plans to make cycling in London safer, the city’s roads have completely changed and there are now more cyclists in the city than ever. In zone 1 during the morning rush hour 32 per cent of all vehicles on the road are bicycles. ...

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Posted in: Productivity Tips & Tools, Work-Life-Balance by i2Office on 13th September 2016

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3 essentials for every working freelancer

Noise cancelling headphones may be the single most significant, and helpful, tool for a freelancer who works remotely.Ambient background noise makes for ideal working conditions, nullifying silence without distracting. However, your average coffee shop in the middle of the day, or co-working space...

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Posted in: Productivity Tips & Tools by i2Office on 27th July 2016

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Remote Working - 4 Tips for Effective Communication

Whilst running an office remotely has its advantages, coordinating a remote team can definitely present challenges. It’s important to know how to organise your workforce and their activity properly, and the key to this is effective communication. In order to compensate for the fact that coll...

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Posted in: Productivity Tips & Tools by i2Office on 07th September 2015

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