Author Archives: Caragh Medlicott

Why there’s no such thing as a “one-size-fits-all” productive morning routine

tailor a morning routine to suit you

Ah, the age of information. With the internet at our fingertips and more digital devices than you can shake your old-fashioned stick at, we’re really never short on advice. From the best way to mash potato, to the intricate theories of quantum physics – there is something written on just about everything. But when everyone is an expert, it can be hard to know whose advice you should take.

The latest flurry of business articles have become fascinated by the daily habits of super-successful CEOs – with the morning routine, in particular, highlighted as the key to unlocking the door to productivity. The problem is, success isn’t something you can cut and paste. We all have our own ways of approaching tasks – and what works for Elon Musk isn’t necessarily going to work for you. Read on to find out why:

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Relief for the eternally busy: DropTask case study, Katie Allen

how Katie Allen uses DropTask for task management

Katie Allen is a web developer and freelance artist, with a busy life to boot. Before DropTask, she was struggling to manage her many tasks and duties. DropTask has allowed Katie to organize her multiple projects, and in a visual format which best suits her workload. Read on to see how DropTask works for Katie, and to discover why she’s deleted her Trello boards:

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4 reasons you should invite your friends to DropTask this Christmas

Uh-oh, you’ve done it again. The weeks have passed by in a festive blur and suddenly there’s a whole lot of Christmas gifts to find, and no time left to find them. But before you start mass buying fluffy socks and bath sets, we have another idea which might just be the most interesting and genuinely helpful present you’ll ever gift. Whether you have a friendly neighbor, creative colleague or hard-to-buy-for uncle, this gift can work for everyone and anyone.

So what is this magical all-encompassing gift, you ask? Well, you’ll likely be (un)surprised to hear that it’s DropTask. We know what you’re thinking, of course, we’d say that. But hear us out on this – we’ve put together 4 reasons why inviting your friends to DropTask is the perfect way to spread Christmas cheer:

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DropTask in Education: Timothy Butt, teacher case study

discover dropTask for education

Timothy is a busy executive STEM teacher for a primary school in Sydney, Australia. In charge of a number of duties, day-to-day, Timothy can be found running extracurricular clubs, handling eLearning coordination and cybersafety within his school – all this is in addition to studying for his Master’s degree. Timothy discovered DropTask whilst looking for somewhere he could manage all his tasks in one place. From powerful task prioritisation to time efficiency, here’s how DropTask works for Tim.

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How remote workers can stay productive & happy

DropTask is perfect for remote workers

With remote working comes freedom – and lots of it. Moving beyond the standard structure of a 9-5 office job means those who work remotely are empowered to choose their work time, location and can generally tailor their day to best fit their role. However, as with everything, there are some downsides. Without the motivation of a day-to-day routine or the support of a surrounding team, remote workers are more inclined to overwork and feel isolated whilst undertaking their daily duties. The good news is that when these issues are properly managed, working out of office looks to be the liberated future of work in our tech-enhanced world. Read on to discover the essential tips every remote worker should practice to stay connected, productive and healthy:

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Boost your willpower with DropTask

Whether you’re trying to reach an important goal at work or stick to a new fitness regime – willpower is a must. While this is all well and good in theory, very few people find that willpower alone is enough to get them through to the end. Maybe you’ll get more work done initially, or stick to your fitness schedule for a few days – but then your willpower wains and you fall back into old habits. But worry not, it turns out there’s more to willpower than first thought. Numerous studies have found that willpower is something we can exhaust, but also something we can strengthen. Forcing yourself to focus on a task which is particularly hard or boring will send you into willpower depletion.

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The Science of Productivity, and how you can use it

Staying productive is something that everybody strives for. Efficiency comes in ebbs and flows – some days we achieve a lot, others not so much. Like everything else in the world, there is a science to productivity. While general advice tends to be specific to each person, the facts don’t lie. Putting these scientifically-proven tips to use is guaranteed to give your productivity a boost. So, here are four ways you can use the science of productivity to boost your working abilities.

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4 Ways Small Businesses can Improve their Productivity

Being productive is important for any business. But, when your company is small, it’s even more crucial that you stay on top of your tasks. Being productive doesn’t just mean saving time. It brings a greater level of engagement in the office and a better work-life balance; efficiency matters to both the company and the individual. Good work gets done faster and employees have fewer late nights a week – a win-win for all.

Luckily for you, here at DropTask, we are something of an expert in the field of task management. So, to ensure your workplace is functioning at the highest possible level, we’ve come up with four key tips to increase office productivity:

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