Posts Tagged ‘ABW’

The blessing of a tiny space

By johannatime On December 11, 2014 No Comments
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A big office holds more furniture and things than a closet size one. A large home is filled with more posessions than a tiny cottage. You may think bigger is better, but today I will demonstrate it is not. So much time is wasted organising and packing away stuff each day. So many people are overwhelmed by

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What is Activity Based Working? A new office concept explained in a nutshell

By johannatime On September 22, 2013 12 Comments
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New offices are built every day, and you may have heard of this new office concept ‘Activity Based Working‘ or ‘ABW’, already? At the COMCARE 2013 national conference I attended last week in Canberra, many were not aware of the idea behind ABW. It’s time to explain.

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The sense of context: a way to organise your to do list

By johannatime On July 28, 2013 No Comments
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Too many choices are overwhelming. And when you need to make a decision about your time investment, the clock will be ticking the minutes away when you are trying to make up your mind. So today I’ll talk about a smart way to organise

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Multi, background, single and support tasking explained

By johannatime On March 7, 2013 1 Comment
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Human beings try to multitask to be more productive. Let me explain why you are wasting your time when you are multitasking:

Multitasking is doing two cognitive tasks at the same time. Two things you need your brain capacity for. Consciously. A computer can work out two different calculations simultaneously, even more than that, but you can not. You may want to save some time by combining

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Optimise your concentration span with Activity Based Working

By johannatime On January 21, 2013 2 Comments
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Last week I posted some technical information about Activity Based Working in the Information Age. In this article I’ll explain why it works so well for your productivity and concentration span.

You may have noticed that places you go sometimes have a certain ‘mood’ attached to it? Like stepping into a cafĂ© suddenly makes you realise

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Why Activity Based Working is more suitable for working in the Information Age

By johannatime On January 14, 2013 No Comments
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The point of the industrial revolution was to make the production of things more efficient. Products were produced in factories along an assembly line by workers who would perform a repetitive task. At the end of the conveyor the product was delivered.

Not long after the rise of the industrial era, we gradually merged into

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