I’m a fan of the Pomodoro Technique when it comes to quick blasts of productivity. Here’s a quick tip for how to use it on your PC.
As well as the natty tomato-shaped physical timer I have, I also use Windows 10’s Alarms & Clock app to make a virtual pomodoro… Search for “Alarms and Clock” in the search bar, then click “Timer” in the app.
Simply set up and save two timers, one for 25 minutes and one for 5 minutes.
Then just alternate between the two when you want to Pomodoro-ify your time!
We’ve been doing a fair bit of work recently around roles and role-based access.
These projects have been around things like Active Directory, new ERP/CRM systems implementations, changes to responsibilities and working processes, and data migrations.
If this sounds like something you’re about to embark upon, and you’d like some assistance with the analysis and logical design, to feed into your technical design, you might find our short role-based permission white-paper gives you some food for thought.
We wanted to mention a new feature of our GoalStormer platform, for those of you who manage staff performance.
It’s important to discuss, agree, set and track goals with your people; but it can be time consuming to keep on top of, and often suffers at the hands of other day-to-day priorities.
That’s why we’ve introduced automatic scheduled reports into the GoalStormer ProHub (for Pro account users).
For users in your groups, or who have set you as a coach, you can already generate progress summary reports on demand. We’ve added a new “Schedule” button. This lets you pick a day of the month and a “how many months” frequency for reports to be generated and emailed to you as a PDF. You can do this per user, and you can switch the schedules on and off individually.
This means once you’ve agreed initial goals with users, you can sit back and let GoalStormer remind and inform you when it’s time to review progress with individuals.
The award of this accreditation is part of a project we have to develop a new product for our SME customers, aimed at streamlining the management of lots of the basic, fundamental information that our businesses rely upon. Continue reading →