Stock a room to improve brainstorming

January 25, 2011

Staffers at design firm Ideo spit out hundreds of new ideas every day—including the ideas for the Apple mouse and the stand-up toothpaste squeeze tube. So if anyone knows how to conduct a brainstorming session, it’s Ideo. One thing that’s evident from looking into one of their conference rooms: You’ve got to get the space right.

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Escape paying for checked bags

January 19, 2011
These days, tacked-on fees for airline travel can cost more than the actual ticket. But with planning, it’s possible to escape paying for checked bags. Here are a few strategies to consider.
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8 steps to a more productive meeting

January 12, 2011
Between vague agendas and never-ending PowerPoints, meetings have become a waste of time for many. Here’s how some “experts” structure their huddles to make them productive and run smoothly:
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Controlling wasted time

October 1, 2007
Workplace surveys suggest that nearly one full day of every workweek–up to nine weeks a year–is taken up by unproductive time. How well do you maintain your team’s productivity?
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