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4 Devices to Boost Your Productivity

A modern business person needs to work at 120% of their capacity at all times to attain superior productivity. There are always competitors to worry about and other more pressing matters to attend to. No one can accomplish all of this at the same time, but luckily there are gadgets to make things easier.

These gadgets don’t need to be expensive or particularly modern but they do need to fit into your workflow and your daily task organization. Here are a few items that any business would benefit from.

Smart locks

Security is one of the most important concerns for any business owner, especially for those who work from home. Traditional locks are useful and there’s a reason they’ve been around for this long, but they require you to carry a set of keys or a card with you at all time. Luckily, there’s a better solution – smart locks. They allow you to unlock the door using your phone, and there’s also the option of locking it remotely and installing a camera to help you keep track of the property.

Smart pen

There are countless ways to take notes these days, but the best one still remains simply putting pen to paper. It’s pretty fast and fast and easy to do, however, it’s tricky to go over these notes later on and to have others waste time as they try to decipher your handwriting.

This is where smart pens come in handy. They look and feel like ordinary pens, but they also make a digital copy of your notes. This lets you simply jot down your thoughts while allowing you to use the advantages of modern technology.

Noise canceling headphones

Day to day office work requires you to be a part of a team and to be surrounded with people, and sometimes it’s difficult to focus on the task in front of you with so much chatter around. High-quality headphones such as the ones from Focal Utopia allow you to work without interruptions, but still be around your colleagues. It’s not just about good sound quality either –  this piece of equipment should feel comfortable enough to wear all day so you can go about your tasks without having to constantly readjust the headset.

Pocket printer

Most devices we use these days are mobile and can be kept in your pocket. This is true for your communication station, your computer and your personal and banking data, and it should be true for your printer as well. It can be done with pocket printers that are connected to the computer via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, and that can print out anything you need while still being small enough to fit in your pocket.

The printers move on a paper and leave a print. They can print in all directions and recreate photos as well, and they’re worth the money if you travel a lot and you can’t get access to a regular printer.

 

There’s a countless number of small devices that you can add to your office or daily life to make your day-to-day tasks easier. While none of these are a replacement for hard work, they are still very helpful in the office.

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Why These Blogs Like to Accept ICO and Cryptocurrency Posts

I have always bee fascinated with cryptocurrency and now — ICO — since I was managed a tech company in 2013. I was able to buy a few Bitcoins at that time and yes, the investment paid off.

As I want more people to discover this new way of looking money, when I went into digital media full time, I searched, curated, and wrote a number of posts on the subject. Before I knew it, three of my main business blogs were carrying several articles on cryptocurrency, ICO, trading and networks.

These blogs now serve the cryptocurrency world with content on all sorts of categories and topics: Negosentro.com, WorldExecutivesDigest.com and ExecutiveChronicles.com.

At the onset, I didn’t know if these types of topics will generate interest. So, when the Bitcoin (and Ethereum) hit record high numbers in late 2017, I knew then that content will just present itself on my blogs’ doorsteps. And they did. Most especially when more ICO trends were happening globally.

So why do the above blogs like to accept cryptocurrency and ICO posts? Not just they’re popular these days, but simply because they’re most likely to stay.

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6 na Bagay na Natutunan Ko Bilang Digital na Negosyante

Homer Nievera, CDE | Sa ika-anim na anibersaryo ng Pilipino Mirror, na may temang “Matatag na Tumugon sa Hamon sa Ika-6 Taon,” ang pitak na ito ay nagbibigay espasyo para sa pagtugon ng diyaryong ito sa hamon ng panahon ng teknolohiya.

Marahil may pangarap kang magnegosyo sa harap ng beach o habang nasa ibang bansa at nagka-kape sa Paris. Sa panahon ng digital at teknolohiya, maaari naman itong gawin kung paghahandaan mo ang maraming aspeto ng iyong negosyo.

Kasalukuyan koi tong nagagawa ngunit sadyang di nagging madali ang pag-shift mula sa tradisyunal na setup patungo dito. Ibabahagi ko sa inyo ang ilan sa aking mga natutunan:

#1 Ayusin ang Istruktura ng Negosyo

Sa una pa lang, kailangang pag-isipan ang setup na gagawin mo. Di madaling magshift kung sanay ka at ilang empleyado o aspeto ng negosyo sa isang tele-commuting na setup. Isaliksik ang mga gagamiting equipment at wi-fi o data source para dito. Dapat, may maayos din kayong iskedyul ng Skype miting o iba pang paraan. Ako, alam ng mga tao ko na dapat ay nakalogin sila sa FB messenger anumang oras dahil doon ako lumalagi dahil sa mga negosyo namin na kasama ang FB.

#2 Chill nga ba?

Pantasya lang naman talaga ang pagnenegosyo sa harap ng beach. Ibig sabihin, di laging chill lang o relax lang ang kapaligoran sa pagnenegosyo, digital man ito o hindi. Pero kung ikukumpara ang ganitong pagnenegosyo sa Asya man o sa Europa o Amerika, mas chill naman sa atin. Kaya tingnan mo din kung sino ang kaugnayan mong kostumer. I-ayon ang schedule mo sa kanila.

#3 Komunikasyon

Maraming aspeto ang komunikasyon lalu na kung digital-mode ka. Ang smartphone mo ang isa sa pinaka-mahalagang gamit na mo para sa komunikasyon. Ako kasi, email ang madalas na gamit ng mga kliyente ko abroad. Kaya may oras akong tumugon kahit na iba-iba ang oras ng trabaho nila. At dahil nasa Pilipas ako, malaking bagay ang maagap na pagtugon sa pangangailangan ng mga empleyado ko. May mga ilang regular na empleyado ako na nasa ibang probinsya. Parang virtual assitants pero tunay na empleyado. Nakakatipid sila sa oras at pera at mas inspirado silang magtrabaho basta maayos ang komunikasyon.

#4 Bantayan ang Benta at Cashflow

Ito ang madalas na aspeto ang nakakaligtaan ng mga digital ne gosyante. Ayusin ang sistema ukol ditto. Dapat may regular kang reporting at koordinasyon sa mga taong nagpapasok ng pera at finance.

#5 Integridad

Hindi matatawaran ang integridad sa trabaho maging digital man ito o hindi. Dahil nga di kayo pisikal na nagkikita, parang LDR (long distance relationship) ang peg niyo. Kaya panatilihin ang ganitong kultura sa lahat ng bagay. Makakatulong ang mga CRM tools kung saan madaling ma-track ang progreso at komunikasyon sa bawat isa at sa bawat proyekto. Ang tip ko lang ay gawing results-oriented ang kultura niyo para kung per-project ang inyong reporting, madaling kunin ang updates.

#6 Ugnayan

Kada buwan, may birthday celebration sa pisikal na opisina naming – andun ka man o wala. Pero ako, isang beses pa lang akong lumiban dahil sa isang emergency. Importante din ang mga bonding events gaya ng outing at Christmas Party kung digital negosyante ka. Sa dulo, tao pa rin ang kaugnayan mo kaya’t maging bukas sa komunikasyon at pakikipag-ugnayan.