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Own Your Machine: Productivity Hacks Workshop (1 of 4)

  • Open Gov Hub 1110 Vermont Ave NW Washington United States (map)

Open Gov Hub is happy to announce Daily Workplace Hacks: A Productivity-Boosting Workshop Series

Did you know:

  • it takes an average of 23 minutes to get back to the task you were working on after each distraction

  • people spend an average of 28% of their work time on email (an average of 2.6 hrs and 120 messages per day.)

  • workers who are more stressed at work are also more likely to feel less productive and disengaged

  • Work overload decreases productivity by 68% in employees who feel they don’t have enough time to finish their work

  • 98% of the population isn't very good at multitasking - in fact, multi-tasking can reduce productivity by as much as 40%

The bottom line: no matter your title, your organization's mission, or where you work, we could all benefit from tips and tricks to enhance our daily workplace productivity.

That's why this summer, we're offering 4 workshop sessions, facilitated by our very own Bruce Teeter (Hub Operations Manager), to help do just that. In each, you’ll get an overview of top tools related to each topic, see examples and resources, and have the chance to share your own recommendations and learn from others.

About this Session

The title of this first session is, Own Your Machine: Tools, Tips, and Tricks for Daily Communications & Organization

This goal is understand how all your workplace information is stored, how to access it efficiently, and how to optimize your workstation and daily communications habits so you can productivity access and share the files & programs you need.

We'll cover hacks on how to share and save files and passwords and use email, Slack, and other communications tools more effectively.

About the Series (Daily Productivity Hacks)

You will leave each of these 4 workshops (every other week this summer) with workplace hacks you can use as soon as you get back to your desk. Plus, a belly full of oreos!

  • Own Your Machine: Tools, Tips, and Tricks for Daily Communications & Organization

  • Own Your Time: Task/Project Management and Work Planning

  • Leverage Your Tools: Web-based Databases, Spreadsheets, and CRMs

  • Get Fancy: Advanced Hacks, Shortcuts, and Formulas for databases, project management, emails, and other common tools