5 Apps to Enhance Work-Life Balance – #MindfulTech

Apps to Enhance Work-Life Balance, Save Precious Time to Spend with Precious People The #MindfulTech series of posts we have been featuring this year focuses on ways to use technology wisely, to make your life run more smoothly without making it more complicated....

3 Ways Employers Can Support Work-Life Balance – #MindfulTech

The Job Matters…But So Do The People Doing It! When you hear the words “work-life balance” the first image that pops into your head is probably some guy working late at an office instead of going home to a wife and family in time for dinner, etc.  That’s...

Does Where You Live Affect Your Work-Life Balance? #MindfulTech

Some Cities Make Balancing Work and Personal Life More Difficult Than Others I’ve discussed work-life balance fairly often here, and how a thoughtful approach to using new technology can help achieve that balance. We’ve observed that, on the one hand, technology has...

Does Technology Boost or Block Employee Productivity? #MindfulTech

Technology at Work In our #MindfulTech series, I’ve talked quite a bit about how technology can impact the work-life balance of your employees. A recent post, for example, discussed how smartphones have basically extended the work day by making employees feel bound to...

5 Ways Technology Can Help Employee Work-Life Balance.  #MindfulTech

In last Thursday’s post, I discussed the problems that can come with the new “always-connected-to-the-office” culture. As this Wall Street Journal article points out, the work day never really ends, as communication with bosses and colleagues continues into the evening and beyond via the ever-present, ever-available smartphone.

Technology Is a Choice – #MindfulTech

The pace of new advances in technology is incredible, and that’s exciting. Who doesn’t like the idea of new developments in science, medicine, business and any other field? Sure, the blizzard of new ideas can be daunting, but the benefits brought by many of them are wonderful. I wouldn’t dream of slowing things down.

Top 5 Apps for iPhone to Help You Save Time and Money #MindfulTech

Are These Apps Time and Money Savers?   APP-solutely! In a post earlier this week, I introduced the concept of “Mindful Tech”. Today, I offer the first post in our 2016 #MindfulTech series – and it’s especially for you iPhone users. Don’t worry, next week...

Make Life Better and Easier in 2016 with #MindfulTech

In 2016, Learn to See Technology as a Tool, Not a Tyrant Hello, and a very happy 2016 to all of you. I’d like to use my posts during this first week of the new year to introduce a theme that I’ll be revisiting from time to time in 2016: #MindfulTech. That may sound...

How To Handle Upset Customers Via Social Media

Tips to Handle Upset Customers Via Social Media This year in our #MindfulTech series, we have focused on ways to make technology work for us instead of against us. Today as part of the series, I’m talking about how to make social media work when customer’s...

Endless Workday? Here’s The Solution

Is Your Company Adding “Anticipatory Stress” to Employees’ Work-Life Balance with An Endless Workday Culture? Our Superior Business Solutions customers are quality folks. I’ve met and spoken with a great many of you, and come away knowing you are...

Harvard Study Says Books Are Better Bedtime Buddies Than e-Readers

An e-Book Doesn’t Have to Be Scary to Keep You Awake! You’ve probably heard the same warning I have…don’t look at digital screens right before bed if you want to go right to sleep. I believed it, but recently I saw some actual proof, in an article about a...

Fear Unplugging? This Who’s Who Might Help

Look Who’s Taking A Digital Day Off Reading my recent series on “unplugging” may have made you think something like this; sure, it sounds reasonable to me, but that doesn’t help me much if my boss doesn’t see it the same way. Just because there’s plenty of...

How to Overcome Separation (From Work) Anxiety and Unplug!

When Was The Last Time YOU Unplugged? In a recent post, I talked about why it is so important to “unplug” from work; to not be available at all hours of the day and night. Evidence shows that it is necessary to cut those ties to the office, at least for a while, in...

Put Down Your Phone, Pick Up Your Kid.

Now There’s An APP For That So far in our #MindfulTech series in 2016, we’ve discussed the best apps for your smartphone for enhancing productivity and quality of life. We’ve also talked about using that time you save for your family, and making sure you don’t let a...

3 Ways To Use Technology To Save Time

Choose Technology By What It Does, Not How “Cool” It Sounds Our #MindfulTech series is committed to helping you use technology to make you more productive. Here are a few specific ways to DO that, on the job and off it. 1. Rule Your...

Top 5 Apps for Android to Save Time and Money

Saving Time, Money and Trouble? I App-rove. Today we continue our effort to help you make mindful choices about technology during 2016 to simplify your business and your life. Last week in our first #MindfulTech post, I focused on the most helpful apps to save time...