038 Organizing Your Office Desk, and Productivity News of the Week - January 11, 2021

Organizing Your Office Desk, Asana, and Productivity News of the Week

Organizing Your Office Desk, Asana and Productivity News of the Week – Anything But Idle – January 11, 2021

Happy (Belated) Clean Off Your Desk Day! In honor of the “holiday,” we talked about the importance of a clean desk and some organizing tips for you. In addition to organizing your office desk, we cover Asana in the financial news, and all the productivity and technology news we could fit in today’s show!

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In this Cast | Organizing Your Office Desk

Ray Sidney-Smith

Augusto Pinaud

Alexis Haselberger

Alexis Haselberger is a time management and productivity coach who helps people do more and stress less through coaching, workshops and online courses.  Before starting her coaching practice she spent 15 years running business operations and HR in early stage start ups, where there was always more to do than people to do it and burnout was rampant.  Her pragmatic, yet fun, approach helps people easily integrate practical, realistic strategies into their lives so that they can do more of what they want and less of what they don’t.  Alexis has taught thousands of individuals to take control of their time and her clients include Google, Lyft, Workday, Capital One, Upwork and more.

Matt Plummer, CEO of Zarvana

Matt Plummer is a former operations manager and strategy & management consultant who got tired of sacrificing his personal life to work long hours without moving up in his career as quickly as he wanted. So he began a journey to greater productivity and ended up cutting his hours by over 30% and managing 3-4 projects in the time others managed two. This experience led him to start Zarvana, where he helps other ambitious professionals achieve the same results with workshops, coaching, and an online learning platform.

Headlines & Show Notes | Organizing Your Office Desk

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