"Word 2007 Review: A Ribbon Runs Through It"

Microsoft Word users rejoice! Getting the "biggest boosts to your daily productivity," as this author suggests, makes me want to give Word 2007 a try: "We love it, we hate it -- we can't work a day without it. "I've witnessed more people gnash their teeth over Microsoft Word than probably any other software application. But no matter how many times we cuss at the automatic bulleting/numbering feature, we will continue to use Word to edit documents. [snip] "The Ribbon has become the de facto moniker for the new look of the Office 2007 products, including Word 2007. For years,... Read more →

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"How Do You Decide What To Do from Your To Do List?"

Excellent question posed on the Web Worker Daily blog [links below from original post]: "We’ve recently profiled two online apps for supporting David Allen’s Getting Things Done approach to personal organization: Vitalist and Nozbe. With tools like that–or even just pen and paper–you can capture everything you need to get done. Once you’ve offloaded all those must-dos from your brain, though, you need to take the next step: decide which ones to do. "How do you do that? How do you prioritize (or triage, as seems more often necessary for me these days)? And once you’ve prioritized, how do you... Read more →

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"Tell your boss: Naps are good for you"

Really, they are! "At last, science has come up with proof that naps are good for you. Tell your boss! Tell your spouse! "People who take at least three daytime naps a week lasting 30 minutes or longer cut their risk of dying from a heart attack by 37 percent, according to a new study by a team of American and Greek researchers. "Regular siestas apparently lower stress, which is frequently associated with heart disease, the scientists report in Monday's edition of the Archives of Internal Medicine, a leading medical journal. "'If you can take a midday nap, do so,'... Read more →

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"27 Tips for Teleconferencing"

Wow, this is a remarkably smart list! Stuff I hadn't even thought about. (Links below are from the original post.): "Whether you call them conference calls or telecons or excruciatingly dull time-wasters, multi-participant phone conversations are as important to most web workers [& paralegals] as email. If you can’t meet face to face or arrange video conferencing, the conference call is the next best thing. But just as with email and instant messaging, people don’t always agree on how to use them as effectively as possible as a tool for collaboration. "Try these tips for your next telecon whether you’re... Read more →

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"11 Time Management Tips"

Yes, the challenge of smart "time management"! How do you control work time? "Do you feel the need to be more organized and/or more productive? Do you spend your day in a frenzy of activity and then wonder why you haven't accomplished much? "Time management skills are especially important for small business people [& paralegals!], who often find themselves performing many different jobs during the course of a single day. These time management tips will help you increase your productivity and stay cool and collected. [snip] 2) Find out where you're wasting time. "Many of us are prey to time-wasters... Read more →

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"A To Do List That Works"

Yeah, been there, done that. But this article describes to-do tips that might really help! "We have all done to do lists. Somehow there never seems to be enough hours in the day to accomplish all the things on your to do list. Here is the system that has worked for me. It can work for you too. A List Is Not Enough "Making a 'things to do list' is not enough. You have to rank them. You have to know which tasks are more important so you can focus on them. Then you have to allocate resources to those... Read more →

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Project Management for Law Firms

A white paper + survey [PDF] from ITLA smartly discusses the use of project management by law firms, something I think should involve paralegals: "Project management is so much more than what is visible at first glance. Typically, we just see the team, tools and pieces to complete the project. What we don't see is the planning, tool selection, communication, mentoring or even the 'speed bumps' that got the project this far. "Our authors offer their expertise with tips, techniques and wisdom ranging from effectively communicating with the PM team and stakeholders, to balancing processes and technology in a project... Read more →

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Legal Project Management -- new paralegal responsibility?

Seems to me that senior paralegals (see task list) can help manage legal projects, although I doubt many firms do this formally now: "Managing a legal matter, whether it’s a transaction or a dispute, can be equally as important as executing the actual legal work. Attention to both management and execution will help to ensure that client needs and expectations are met in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner. However, recent surveys indicate corporate/in-house counsel are dissatisfied with their outside counsel. Some of the reasons underlying their dissatisfaction (e.g., high fees/costs, lack of responsiveness, and poor communications) suggest that management of... Read more →

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Want to be more productive at work?

Well, David Allen of Getting Things Done fame recommends some very good productivity software: "MindManager Pro - Find out how mindmapping can transform the way you think about, and organize information while you collect, capture, and manage ideas. You can also view a replay of The Best Kept Secrets of Productivity, David's recent webinar on mindmapping. "TypingMaster Pro - Gain hours of productive time by increasing your typing speed and accuracy. Working at the computer will become easy and fun as you bring your keyboard skills up to the speed of your thoughts. "ActiveWords - Just type in an ActiveWord... Read more →

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