Inspiring Creativity at Work With Lego!

An idea can come from anywhere at any time. Creativity is not something that can be forced, at least not productively. We spend so much time trying to find creative inspiration when little pieces of inspiration come from everything we do. Recently, I participated in a staff meeting where many of my fellow teammates attended a weekend leadership conference called “Level UP Impact Conference” Dovico was a title sponsor of the event and Dovico CEO,…

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7 Best Practices To Help Your Team Manage Its Time For Productivity

We always equate productivity with time. Time is money, right? But it is not so much the quantity of time that we are so concerned with even though we wish there were more hours in the day. We want more value or quality to the time we have spent. Ensuring that every member of a project team is working to their best potential and are working to their highest productivity is a combination of leadership,…

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I Went To Jail, But I kept my job!

It all started with a little card; “Get Out Of Jail Free.” We all want to live consequence free. Imagine a world where you could speak your mind, share your ideas and just be yourself. Can you imagine a workplace where everyone came to work to put in their full effort for the good of the company and not worried about their egos and livelihoods? Children often live in a consequence-free state, their imaginations are…

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Dovico Project Alerts

By Carl Chase One of the features I like to show during a demo is Project Alerts. I always seem to get a positive response when I show this feature. The project alerts permit you to track time and cost against predefined targets. Example: Alert me when my project’s costs reach $50,000. When your project reaches that amount, the alert is triggered and you are notified via the software’s user interface and optional e-mail. You…

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Quick time management tips for busy people

We’ve kept the list short since we know you are busy! What gets planned gets done: Use a timesheet tool to plan out your week, there’s more chance of getting those tasks done by staying focused Capture your thoughts: Do you have a place to capture all your ideas? Something like Google Docs is a great place for all your ideas in one place. Then you can focus on your work knowing you don’t have…

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7 Simple Ways To Ease Stress Now

Let’s get right down to it! Junk food = junk brain, add nutrient-rich foods to your meals There really are positives in every situation, you just need to look for it Get your body moving, your mental health will thank you Reading and writing stimulates your expressions and allows you a physical way to process your thoughts Give without expecting anything in return Your best friends and family always bring you back to center, spend time with…

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How much time do employees spend doing real work?

Understanding where employee time is spent and realigning that time to “fit” the project at hand is a major step toward greater profitability. “Time” is the keyword, it relates to money and software that saves and tracks time, increases efficiency and cuts project costs. Whether a company is small or an enterprise-wide corporation, they all have the same challenge of not wasting an employee’s time and making sure they are working on the projects that…

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How sleep affects your time, health and income

7 ways sleep can change your life Sleep can be one of your power tools in your life tool belt. Just by getting enough sleep, getting up early and taking advantage of that quiet time before breakfast, you will see immediate benefits. Waking up early and going to bed early is a learned practice for most people but we promise you will love the outcome. Here are some time-specific effects of sleep and how it will…

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GET MORE TIME SERIES #14: Follow Your Heart

“You can’t connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards, so you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in the future.” – Steve Jobs We are all victims of not living in the present from time to time. We waste so much of our days stuck in the past holding grudges, blaming others or playing the victim. We waste so much time in the future riddled with anxiety…

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GET MORE TIME SERIES #13: Can You Say No?

Why do we abuse ourselves by doing things that do not feed us? Why do we allow others to influence us into doing things that we just don’t wanna do? We waste so much of our lives living a life that is not ours, doing things that aren’t us. We have all had them, the infamous “bosshole”. You know, that boss who expects you to do everything at any time and done to perfection. Perhaps they bully…

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