Checklist for organized workers

2 minutes

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Books, apps, podcasts… Here are six essential tools to be more efficient at work.

Organization is key

An unorganized workspace, coupled with a full inbox, never-ending meetings, and chronic software issues can all lead to a serious loss of motivation and time. Netflix star Marie Kondo and psychologist Scott Sonenshein of fer strategies for overcoming disorder, whether physical or virtual, getting back to basics, and becoming more productive.

JOY AT WORK, PAN MACMILLAN ED. 242 PAGES

Make smart decisions

According to author Joseph Bikart, success relies on our capacity to make informed decisions. His most recent book explores the complex world of decision-making. Bikart draws from various fields, including psychology, neurology, philosophy, and literature to illustrate how and why we make the decisions we do. After going through the book, readers will be better equipped to overcome doubt, stop procrastinating, and be confident in the decisions they make.

THE ART OF DECISION MAKING, DIATEINO, 216 PAGES.

Girl power

The French website Louie média unites women from different backgrounds who want to share their stories throughm a narrative frame, set against an original ambience soundscape. A section of the website, entitled Travail (en cours), explores upheavals in the labour market and how that affects our lives. Open spaces, discrimination, and disconnection are among some of the themes explored in this podcast, which airs every other Thursday.

PODCAST TRAVAIL (EN COURS) LOUIE MÉDIA (IN FRENCH ONLY)

Every note counts

In a meeting, while reading a document, or during an informal conversation, numerous elements need to be taken down and memorized. Evernote simplifies this task, helping you organize, process, and share your notes. This handy tool stores all your important information on a single platform: birthdays, your daily to-do list, the progress of ongoing projects, development of ideas, etc. You can synch the content to all your devices and share with other members of your team.

EVERNOTE app on APP STORE and GOOGLE PLAY

Forgot your password?

Do you spend too much time resetting forgotten passwords? Then it’s time to download LastPass, an app that safely stores all your passwords. From now on, you’ll only have one password to remember: the password for the app itself! Attention: the unique password must be sufficiently complex, containing uppercase letters and special characters, to protect your privacy should you ever lose your phone. Avoid using your birthday and the name of your pet

LASTPASS app on APP STORE and GOOGLE PLAY

Listen up!

Hosted by Béatrice Aubry, the podcast Profession Gestionnaire features a series of interviews and discussions pertaining to the variousn challenges of running a company. Since 2018, l’Ordre des administrateurs agréés has been producing episodes adapted to Quebec’s business industry. Each 10-minute episode will broach themes varying from cyber-security to the importance of analyzing our business environment and transformation.

PODCAST PROFESSION GESTIONNAIRE ADMA (IN FRENCH ONLY)