Online Safety for Families

Leap Managed IT guide to keep Kids Safe in the Internet

The Internet can be a good source of knowledge, information and entertainment, the struggle is with online safety for families. Today, as most classes will be online and people are working from home, the internet is playing a vital role in connecting us to the world. It allows us to achieve something in the comfort of our homes or anywhere convenient. While the internet can be describe as a wonderful place, let us always remember that it can also be dangerous for kids. In this article, find tips for online safety for families. By keeping in mind these tips, you will be able to protect kids and keep your family safe online.

Comparing to the past, children of today are quite lucky to have access to most information today. Laptops, desktop computers, tablets and smart devices have become a part of their daily lives. These gadgets are common at home and in schools. As parents, while we are glad for all these technology changes also have the responsibility to keep them safe online.

Here are some tips to keep your kids safe in the internet:

  • Educate your children. Let them know the dangers when clicking wrong links and visiting wrong sites. Encourage your kids to ask help if they see something unusual on the web. Install security software that will help the children prevent from clicking dangerous websites.
  • Use a password management system. Passwords serve as the main defense most people have against hackers. It is very common for passwords to be short and easy to remember and on top of all that, passwords are often re-used. By using a password management system, your defense against hackers will improve. Password management systems help you remember your unique passwords for all of your accounts.
  • Know the value of online privacy. Nowadays, more and more apps require collecting personal information and data. A number of apps have privacy policies that talk about how they collect and will use their consumer’s personal data for their marketing and advertising strategies. Oftentimes, users overlook these privacy policies. It is important to be mindful and remember to be careful when inputting our personal information on the web.
  • Share only the necessary data. It is important to be mindful when sharing personal information on social media. When posting personal milestones and events in social media, make sure to share only the necessary data. Posting your current location, as well as your identification card are examples of personal information that can be very attractive to hackers.

Public WiFi and Unused Accounts

  • Avoid public Wi-Fi. If possible, avoid public Wi-Fi networks shared by many. Children may not know about the dangers of public Wi-Fi, so it is important to look over them in such situation. To go private when using public Wi-Fi, it is possible to install a VPN.
  • Close unused accounts. Unused accounts may also contain personal information such as your full name, phone number, and birth date. Cyber criminals can access this information. It is a common occurrence for kids to create multiple accounts on one website. It would work best for a parent to overlook these accounts and close the ones unused.

Leap Cares

These are some of the important tips to remember to be safe in the internet. It will need the parents supervision and monitoring, to make sure that the children are shielded from the dangers of being online. Yes, the internet can provide great deal of knowledge, we just need to filter them appropriately. For more ridiculously helpful tips and reminders follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/leapmit/. For your Managed IT Services and Copier/Printing needs, visit www.leapmanagedit.com

Importance of a Business Continuity Plan

Are you prepared?

Have you ever wondered what is going to happen to your business if a fire breaks out? Or maybe a water leakage problem at the building? Are you ready and have a backup plan to keep your business safe in the event of a of natural disaster? Every organization needs a good business continuity plan that will keep it running through interruptions. The importance of having such, is that you and your employees are prepared and will know what to do. At last, we should learn from others past mistakes and be able to recover fast from disruptive events.

Did you know that prior to the  COVID-19 outbreak, only 25% of companies had the infrastructure in place to work remotely?  To date, only a few percentage have successfully implemented work from home policies. This setback is a testament that reveals the capabilities of organizations during these times. Therefore, it is high time for organizations to prioritize and focus on a business continuity plan.

In order to have a strong business foundation, it is important to realize and have a concrete action plan for “what-if” times. Therefore, there should be a more comprehensive approach on what to do so that the business will not suffer severe loss.

Business Continuity Plan

There are 4 important phases in planning your organizations business continuity plans and strategies. They are as follows:

  1. Business Impact Analysis- This is the phase where you will assess potential impacts that could harm the flow of your business.
  2. Recovery Strategies- Always plan and be able to identify potential threats that can disrupt your business. Document all requirements to have a smooth implementation.
  3. Plan Development- Create a framework and develop a plan in case of disruption or disaster. It is also important to create an IT disaster recovery plan and document them at all times.
  4. Testing and Exercise- Test and practice the layout of the entire plan to make sure it will work. This is the best time to improve on areas that are not feasible.

IT Recovery Plan

Businesses and organizations today rely on technology. Imagine what happens when you do not have an IT recovery plan. Losing important data and longer downtime are just some of the drawbacks. Oftentimes, we do not want talk about unfortunate events. Therefore, we can start business continuity planning through outlining the worst-case scenario. This will enable us to prepare and know what to do. Data Back-up and Recovery is one of the specializations of Leap Managed IT. They can provide assistance to make sure that you do not compromise your data security, decrease productivity and minimize loss through upgraded systems and processes. For more about business continuity, data back up and recovery visit www.leapmanagedit.com

Managed IT Services Indianapolis

Managed IT Services

Emerging technologies and changes in the way we conduct businesses today can disrupt the flow of how our businesses should normally run. That is the reason why most business owners and organizations seek  help of a trusted technology advisor. For businesses to survive, they need embrace technology. Collaborating with a Managed IT Services provider will make this entire shift easier.

Leveraging in technology and aligning your business goals by creating an IT Master Plan is what makes Leap Managed IT stand out from the rest. Their commitment to elevate the quality of your business with the help of technology is by far their greatest strength. While it is true that there are  many Managed IT Services Providers, finding the one you can trust remains a challenge.

How to Find a Reputable MSP

It is frustrating when technology is working against you rather than the opposite. Spending so much money and wasting too much time can greatly reduce productivity and decrease profit. Finding a reputable Managed IT Service provider will give you and your business the edge.

It is always an advantage when your Managed IT Service partner has an extensive experience in the industry. One that can provide 24/7 support regardless of what type of business or industry you belong to. IT needs may vary for each industry. They should understand the intricacies of managing important data and value its safety.

Before hiring a managed IT service provider, take time to assess their skills and expertise to support your business. Keep in my mind that they will become your partners in reaching your business goal.

Choose Leap

Leap Managed IT Services Indianapolis has been in the business for over 90 years. They have evolved over generations into Indy’s IT experts.  They are well recognized and have loyal customers under their IT management. These clients belong to different industries such as medical and dental, manufacturing, government and many others. Hence, their IT experts and the company’s dedication to provide support, in all levels make them a cut above the rest. Their Managed IT Services plus copier and printing support is a one stop shop for all your IT needs. Through years of service and commitment, they have become the most trusted technology advisor today. Feel empowered and confident with your IT. Grow and build your business with LEAP. For more details visit: leapmanagedit.com

Indianapolis Tech Leader provides Tips for Transitioning Back to the Office

Tips for Transitioning Back to the Office by Indianapolis Technology Leader LEAP Managed IT 

Many companies have been functioning fully remote or almost fully remote for the past few months due to the pandemic and the concern for the safety of employees, customers, and clients. Some offices have begun Transitioning Back to the Office while others are still hesitant to do so. When the time comes, what should you do to help your team and those around your team stay safe and feel comfortable? Here are some Ridiculously Helpful tips you can consider when you decide it is best to start Transitioning Back to the Office.  

1. Use an alternate office day system

Allow your employees to work in the office with proper social distancing by adopting a hybrid work environment where 50% of employees work in the office one day, while the other 50% of employees work remote. Alternate this schedule every other day and clean/sanitize the office every night in between to prevent the spread of germs.  

2. Scatter people before they come in 

Some people are going to be eager to get back into the office, while others may be very nervous. Make sure you are considerate of those who may feel uncomfortable about going back into the office. Have a plan on where people will sit and how they will get around the office while maintaining the proper social distance before they arrive.

3. Scatter work schedules 

Have employees work slightly different hours to decrease the number of people within the office throughout the day. For example, have some people work 6:30 to 3:30, another group work from 7:30 to 4:30, another group work from 8:30-5:30 and a final group from 9:30-6:30.  

4. Establish an on-going policy 

Protect individuals while they work by establishing an on-going policy on how your team will move forward as the pandemic continues. As time passes, it may be easy for employees to want to work as normal, but it is important to keep a social distance policy to protect team members, customers and the community until there is no longer a threat.  

 5.Close off desks 

When employees are back in their usual environment, it can be easy for them to  

6. Equip the office for proper sanitation 

Make sure hand sanitizer, gloves, masks etc. are readily available for your employees to use throughout the day and sanitize public areas such as bathrooms and kitchens throughout the day. 

7. Keep doors within the office open when possible and sanitize door handles often 

Door handles are one of the biggest places germs can be spread. If the door can remain open, keep it open to avoid employees touching the same door handle. If the door must remain open, keep cleaning supplies and/or hand sanitizer next to each door handle and have your employees sanitize thoughout the day.  

 8. Be mindful of people’s mental health 

Employees have been working from home for a while now and it has become a new habit. Ease people back into the office and be mindful of their mental health as the transition back to what was once ‘normal.’ 

For more Ridiculously Helpful Tips on Transitioning Back to the Office or technology advise visit leapmanagedit.com

 

Business Communication with Level365

Leap Managed IT features level365

When it comes to next-level business communication, simple and seamless voice system comes first with Level365. They are the leading communication and phone system experts in Indianapolis through simplified day-to-day business communications. In today’s technological advancements, unified messaging, audio, presence, video conferencing and faxing made easier for businesses.

We are fortunate to be with level365’s expert Nathan McCord. He shares and breaks down details on integration of communication services. Together with our very own, Leap Managed IT’s COO, Michael Thomas. The interactive webinar between the two tech experts provides examples and insights on systems integration. They also talked about the importance of having a unified communication system that can help businesses today.

For Better Understanding

With the rising number of businesses transitioning to work-from-home set up, communication (phone and internet) have become a vital part to ensure business continuity. Over the last months, the discussions revolve around the process on how to make communication easier and well coordinated. With the cloud, VOIP and other features that can integrate in today’s technology to make it seamless. In today’s technology driven business environment, a voice solution that extends and connects is important. Given different scenarios of multiple offices, remote and mobile workers, call center support, level365 can help give you and your employees, flexibility and control to manage work.

Leap Managed IT and its continued effort to share ridiculously helpful tips aims to make unified communication and updated phone systems more understandable and familiar to its users. As level 365 partners with Leap Managed IT, ensuring from the back end that your business is IT ready and capable to adapt these upgrades in communication and phone systems.

Michael and Nathan also discuss the basic traditional phone system and the challenges of having to coordinate calls in line 1, 2, 3 or more. Today, there are still companies that use traditional system through telephone because of familiarity and hesitation to adapt to change. Through this interactive webinar, we will learn more about new features, software and examples of integrations that can help your business.

Business Communication at its Best with LEAP

As we all know, business communication plays a vital part, most especially when your team is working remotely. A computer network integrated to a phone system works best when your network is in tiptop shape. With technology changing through time, transitioning may require moderate learning for users. If you have questions, feel free to contact www.leapmanagedit.com and level365 . Learn more on how Indianapolis Phone System Providers can help level up your business.

 

Gmail vs. Office 365: Which is Best for your Company?

Choosing between Gmail and Office 365

If you are running a business, choosing an office platform to use will have powerful impact on your team’s productivity. On Leap Managed IT’s latest webinar, our partners, Michael Thomas and Gary Thomas took time to discuss what the best productivity suite you can use for your business. Gmail and Office 365 are highlighted as both come out strong and feature-filled. What are their differences? They will break down the pros and cons of each suite to guide you to decide which is right for your business.

For starters, Leap Managed IT is Indianapolis’s  leading provider of IT, tech training and IT managed services. Together with their partners, they have achieved and continue to work to share useful information and guidelines about anything concerning IT Services. Through these initiatives, IT continues to play a big part in running businesses rather than becoming a source of stress for the team. For instance, one important part to ensure teams productivity is which office suite to use. It should provide better communication tools among team member that goes beyond email function. Especially, when working from home and virtual meetings are in demand.

Thinking of Migrating?

When talking about Gmail vs. Office 365 however, many people think of just the email functions of the two. There is actually so much more. Choosing between Gmail vs. Office 365 will solely depend on what works for you, the team and your business. Now, your team might be using one and would like to eventually, migrate to the other suite or vice versa. It is recommended for users with businesses to use the paid versions for both suites. It is vital that you do not lose any calendar entries, emails and notes in the process of migration.  Especially for the important schedules and vital email exchanges.

When thinking about migrating, let Leap Managed IT assist you in setting up the migration path, to ensure that all-important data is intact. What platform are you coming from and where you are going are handled properly, making a successful transition.

The Common Ground for Gmail vs. Office 365

  • Ease of use and implementation. Both have well designed systems that makes it easier for users to adapt.
  • Management and administrative controls. Both have controls in place. Key things like privileges and pre- setting to keep all data safe and in place.
  • Both Gmail and Office 365 have solid security features. They have dual factor authentication, encryption are options for both these programs.
  • Both have branded domain, for example @leapmit.com, to use in your business. You can easily have your own branded domain instead of using @gmail.com or @outlook.com. Having a specific domain name makes it more professional and gives a sense of confidence to your clients.
  • Full range of complimentary apps. Every business has different needs, certain apps might have a greater value on a certain app and vice versa. Other companies are big in word processing and email, while some need a powerful spreadsheet program above everything else available.

App by App: Gmail vs. Office 365

For word processing, Google has Docs while Office 365 has Word. For spreadsheets, Google has Sheets and Office 365 have Excel. Each Google app has a counterpart in Office 365.Let’s break it down:

Presentation: Google Slides – Office 365 PowerPoint

Email: Gmail – Outlook

Calendar: Calendar – Outlook

Contacts: Contacts – Outlook

Storage: Google Drive – OneDrive

Group Collaboration: Sites – SharePoint

Conferencing: Google Hangouts – Microsoft Teams are both wonderful programs especially when everything is done remotely. These programs allow you to stay in contact with your team virtually and be able to share files and instant meetings.

Our Experience

In the past weeks, we have been transitioning to work from home environments. Communicating with the team is vital for the business to move forward amidst the pandemic. Using Microsoft Teams is becoming a game changer as a seamless communication tool and getting information quickly by sharing documents and receiving them, real-time. Teams are built for business and works better for collaboration. Bottom line is, it will depend on what your team and organization needs.

G Suite

One thing notable about G Suite is being very user-friendly and easy to use. The design is simple, eliminating complication when using it. They also have a simple pricing with only 3 options.

  • Realtime Collaborations
  • 3rd Party App Integrations (CRM, Marketing)
  • Search functionality

Office 365

  • Microsoft Heritage/ Familiarity
  • Power user friendly/ Full featured apps
  • ERP Integrations
  • Rapidly improving Features

Wrapping Up

In conclusion, both platforms have powerful and sophisticated features. Both are good for business, communication and team collaboration. It is a decision between Gmail vs. Office 365. However, deciding which office suite is best for your business, will depend on the needs of your business and organization. Hence, learn more and evaluate. For more information, feel contact info@leapmanagedit.com. Also, watch or webinar on  Gmail vs. Office 365 at https://leapmanagedit.com/indianapolis-tech-events/

 

 

Leadership in a Virtual Environment

Motivating through Leadership

Working virtually comes with its own set of challenges. First, motivating your team is  key. Second, keeping them engaged is yet more difficult. We adjust our leadership style to a new norm. How can a leader engage in a virtual setup? What important skills do you need for leadership in a virtual environment?

Thus, leadership primarily is never an easy task.  Adding a virtual environment into the mix, can somehow change the game. Not all leaders are cut to manage a virtual team. A leader in an office set up, is entirely different from managing a remote team. However, there are different leadership styles, the fundamentals of being a good leader remain the same.

Important Skills for Leaders in a Virtual Environment

Be able to unite your team with a shared sense of purpose with clear goals. This allows a healthy and respectable workspace among team members. A virtual leader needs to be the connector, the glue among team members. Above all, it is important for the leader to bond and secure a good relationship with his members.

Communication within team members is vital. However, with the new normal virtual workspace, ways of communication are limited. Thus, misunderstandings happens. As a leader, it is important for one to be able to communicate properly and effectively to the team members. In other words, One must be able to convey messages concisely despite the lack of body language and tone. Both factors are possible through face-to-face interactions.

You are Invited!

In conclusion, Leap Managed IT together with their partners from Shafer Leadership Academy, invites you to a Leadership Workshop. As LEAP continues to be Ridiculously Helpful, we are hosting a webinar about leadership in a virtual environment. Learn how to motivate your team , in addition to leadership skills needed. The workshop is on June 25 at 9 A.M.

Click HERE to Register! 

 

 

 

 

Tips for Working Remotely by LEAP

Is Working Remotely Safe ?

As companies are scrambling in setting up for business continuity, workers around the world are adapting to the new normal, dubbed as working remotely. One question that always pop up is, is it safe?  How can we keep business information protected in a remote set up? Although working remotely has many benefits, it has also become an attraction for cyber criminals to take advantage to find a weak spot. Is safe remote work possible?

First of all, when setting up for a remote work, always remember that not all your employees have the same security measures in place on their home Wi-Fi networks as they do in the office. Because of this, the risk for data breach is higher. Attackers are also taking advantage, as more and more people are working from home. Opportunistic cyber criminals are taking this chance, knowing that business operations are becoming vulnerable. Assisting your remote workforce adapt and comply with security measures is necessary. By these steps, you are able to protect sensitive company data from online threats and hackers. With Cyber Security best practices, you and your employees are one step ahead.

Remote Work Tips

  • When working remotely, however, choose to work from home with a secure network rather than using public WiFi’s.  When employees work remotely in public places, it is better to use a personal hotspot or an encrypt web connection.
  • Protect devices with antivirus solutions. This range of measures protect computers from malware and other unwanted visitors that can post threat to your stored work documents.
  • Make sure that programs and operating systems are up to date. Oftentimes, you can find vulnerabilities in apps and operating systems. Cyber criminals can infiltrate this way on people’s devices.
  • Remind the team to be vigilant about phishing attacks, most especially those that carry a Covid-19 or pandemic theme. Hackers are using these schemes to penetrate and launch cyber security threats.
  • Secure the corporate perimeter by using VPN. Tie it to an active directory and enable multi factor authentication to make sure the right people have access to networks, apps and data.
  • Even government organizations fall victim – the Texas Department of Transportation.

Business Continuity by Working Remotely

  • Businesses should also mandate the use of VPN when public WiFi is in use to avoid opening emails and clicking URL’s from unknown senders.
  • Remind employees to change router login and password. Some use default passwords that are easily searchable and accessed.
  • When stepping way from your desk, lock devices. Someone might catch a glimpse on your work correspondence.
  • When working remotely, it is easier to neglect and be misled by fake requests from people you may know. Train your team on how to spot signs and verify request first. This measure is to avoid spear phishing.
  • Carry security protocols over to home offices when necessary. Aside from business continuity, it is critical that as users move to working remotely, security team has a plan in place to carry call policies over to ensure home users to be secure like they were in the corporate office.

Securing What Belongs to You

Working remotely or work-from-home has its many perks, looking at it on the brighter side. There is less time spent commuting, higher productivity performance for employees and making better use of technology that we have, just to name a few. However, remote work can also be risky when the setup is taken for granted.  Cyber security wise, company network, data and important files are compromised when employees are not careful. Setup may be vulnerable to theft, malware and other cyber threats.\

Lastly, let Leap Managed IT assist you and your work from home setup to ensure online safety. Transitioning can be stressful, most especially when you are preoccupied in finding ways to improve business continuity plans. Contact Leap Managed IT today and let us handle the IT side of your business.

Indianapolis Phone Systems Primer, Webinar May 26th

Undoubtedly, level365 is the leading Indianapolis Phone Systems expert in communication. Phone Systems make your customers experience simple, easy and most importantly seamless.   Thus, we have asked them to partner with us for an interactive webinar on May 26th.

While the communication discussion seems complicated, level365’s expert Nathan McCord helps break it down.  Therefore, making the discussion easy to follow and interactive. Additionally, LEAP Managed IT’s COO, Michael Thomas will provide examples and insights on system integrations. Learn about how unified communication helps other businesses.  Hear real examples of how the services help other Indianapolis business leaders and business industries benefit from innovative phone technology in their day to day experience.

Sign up today to reserve your spot. Click Here to Register Now.

In addition to and interactive discussion will cover the following hot topics below:

  • Understanding Unified Communication and Phone Systems
  • How can Indianapolis Phone Systems providers help my business?
  • Examples of integration
  • What is the initial cost? Long term commitment?
  • What support can I expect?
  • Finally, ask questions! The Indianapolis Phone Systems experts are here to help.

Lastly, click and register today! Let LEAP & level365 help your business, join us for an  interactive webinar about phone and communication systems.

Visit leapmanagedit.com for more details and check out level365.com to learn more about Unified Communication.

Click here to Register!

 

Class of 2020, We Celebrate You

Class of 2020 – Leap Managed IT Congratulates all the Senior Graduates 

We know our Class of 2020 graduating seniors has missed so much. Spring sports, high school proms, graduation ceremonies, parties and senior traditions put on hold or canceled all together. However, although we cannot celebrate through our normal traditions, we would like to send a message full of congratulations to the Class of 2020 Graduates.

Class of 2020 Graduates: Click to View Video! 
Dedication

Your hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed. We are so proud of each and every one of you and we know you will all have bright futures ahead of you. You all have paved the way to achieve your goals and this is just the beginning.

Overcoming

With the pandemic around us, it is a realization that life indeed is unpredictable. Our lives and careers will somehow be affected by countless of unknown events in the future. And, at such a young age, you all have already experienced one of the biggest curve-balls in recent history. You have adjusted and adapted to the situation around you, making you nothing but stronger. You have a world of opportunity ahead of you, a world with problems to solve, achievements to earn and memories to make. Your futures are bright, Class of 2020, and we know you will be nothing short of great.

With that being said, allow us, and the rest of the Leap Managed IT team to congratulate all the Class of 2020 Graduating Seniors!  We are happy to share with you your excitement and we wish you all the best in your next adventure!

Recognition

We are happy to recognize all College and High School graduates.  Spread across our communities: Indianapolis, Muncie, Bloomington, Fishers, Carmel, Zionsville, Lafayette and beyond! If you have a senior you would like recognized, let us know and we will be happy to help celebrate them!

Class of 2020 Graduates: Click to View Video! 

How Remote Work can Save your Business

Let’s continue Remote Work…for now

Remote Work, a current necessity. In these challenging times, for both health and economy, many people are looking into working remotely. Companies are looking into setting up their employees to work from home, accomplishing the same tasks as being physically in the office. Now, while the entire world is battling the corona virus, working from home has become the best option.  Remote work is now on the rise and slowly becoming a mainstream.

What is Remote Work?

What is remote work?  Remote work is a working style that allows professionals to work outside the usual office set up or environment. This came from the concept that one can work effectively even if they are not in the office. Instead of commuting daily to work, remote employees can execute and complete tasks and projects wherever they please. The flexibility and schedule for the day is designed to achieve the fullest potential for both professional and personal lives.

The beauty of working remotely is the variety of ways people can choose from. Working from home is one option. Some work in co-working hubs, nearby cafes or just about anywhere where they see conducive work environment where they can get the job done.

Some companies hire people to work remotely. This method has benefits for the employers too. One is the higher productivity of the employee. Studies show that employees are more likely to put in extra effort in their jobs. Hiring remote employees is also great way for a company to save overhead costs. There will be decrease in costs like rent, office furniture, office supplies and many more.

There are so many jobs and tasks that can be done successfully through remote work. This includes marketing and sales, data entry and updating, SEO, customer service and many more. With the advanced technology today, everything becomes reachable and connected.

Important things to consider When Working from Home

There are  a few important things to remember when you transition to remote work.  Working from home does not ensure that your data or network is secure because you think you are home. Request for a VPN connection from employers to access to their corporate network. In addition, VPN tunnels can provide protection against malaware and other viruses.

We should also stay vigilant during these times when it comes to recognizing phishing emails and exercise caution when opining attachments and clicking links. Cyber criminals are taking advantage of the Covid-19 news and updates. They use these email messages to gain access to corporate networks.

Smooth Transition

Today, as I am writing this article, the need to work from home has become in demand. With the corona virus making our times challenging,  people are urged to stay home to avoid spreading the virus.  If your company is looking into transitioning to working remotely, email  itsupport@leapmanagedit.com to make the transition as smoothly as possible. LEAP can help and assist with the transition. For IT support needs, visit leapmanagedit.com.  Together we can still make things work.

 

Technology and Time Management

Time Management

We always say the phrase “busy is good”. However, have you ever felt overwhelmed with all the things that need to be done?  In today’s busy world, people have become more competitive and proactive. We sometimes forget that we can only get so much done in a day.  However, with proper time management, you will be able to accomplish more with lesser effort. Mike, a Ridiculously Helpful Tech Guru with LEAP Managed IT,  shares some tips on productivity & efficiency. (You can watch his Facebook Live Tips here)

First off, always remember that time management itself goes around the choices you make. Set specific and attainable goals and work through your way to achieve them. By using the time management technique, you will be able to meet deadlines and still make time for the things that are important to you. Want an App to help you track your activities, check out the App Clockify.me

Time Management Techniques

  1. Write down the things that you need for the day. You can use a planner, create a checklist in the notes of your phone, or add them in the Reminders. This way you will have a guide.
  2. Important and Urgent tasks should be done first.
  3. Proper Stress Management is also important. You can’t function well under high stress levels. When you feel overwhelmed, step out for a while and breathe. Take time to decompress.
  4. Proper Task Delegation means learning how to delegate things. Trust that your team can do a fantastic job. Give them time to complete the tasks to meet goals.
  5. Avoid distractions like social media especially at work.
  6. Single Tasking is focusing on one task rather than multi-tasking. Focus on one task at a time for better quality results.
  7. Say NO when you do not have the time to do it.
  8. Setting Priorities is investing time into the right tasks. It will take less effort for everybody, giving more time to accomplish other pending tasks.

Bad Habits=Low Productivity

To improve our ability to getting things done, we should also break bad habits that keep us from being productive. Stop and check where you spent your time and what kept you away from things you wanted to accomplish. Consider turning off notifications for Apps.  You will be shocked by how much time you will get back.  Try to focus and stay away from the things that distract you, at least during office hours.

For more about Mike’s webinar, visit Leap Managed I.T.s Facebook Page and know more about Time Management. They also have regular Facebook Live about technology, cyber security, emailing tips and a lot more! For IT Support, Managed Print and technology visit leapmanagedit.com