May 2010 Newsletter

The Ultimate Productivity Solution for Lotus Notes™  
3 Things I've Learned about Being Productive when Telecommuting
  By Ryan Heathers

Relaxed woman with laptop on the couch Telecommuter. Remote Worker. Digital Nomad. Road Warrior. These are but a few of the names used to describe people who don't regularly see their co-workers face to face. I'm one of them. Perhaps you are, too.

The names can imply different things. A road warrior is someone who takes frequent business trips whereas a remote worker is (usually) someone who works from home. Measuring how many people telecommute is difficult.

Regardless, telecommuting comes with it's own set of opportunities and challenges. Let me share some things I've learned.

3 Things I've Learned -

  1. Find the Right Noise vs. Isolation Balance
  2. Communicate Frequently with the Office
  3. Know When to Quit
Continue reading on the Inside.eProductivity blog
Categorized vs. Standard Inbox
  By Eric Mack

Alphabetized index cards I want to discuss a little-known feature hidden inside of Lotus Notes that allows you to categorize the messages in your inbox.

In the standard Lotus Notes Mail inbox, emails are presented in chronological order with the oldest message at the top and the newest at the bottom. No preference is give to messages flagged 'High priority' or calendar invites and meeting notices.

How the 'categorized' inbox works in Lotus Notes:

The 'categorized' functionality has been provided by IBM in all Mail template releases since Notes 7. Apparently some organizations - like IBM - have modified their standard mail template to make categorization of messages in the inbox become the default.

In the 'Categorized' Notes Mail inbox, emails are categorized so that:
  • Calendar Invites/Updates will appear at the top of the inbox
  • Next, all high priority emails will be displayed
  • Finally, all normal priority emails will be displayed
Continue reading on the Inside.eProductivity blog
Free Podcast Series: “Getting Things Done with Lotus Notes”
  By Staff

Podcast icon Over 1000 people participated in the recent Getting Things Done with Lotus Notes webinars, presented by Eric Mack and special guest David Allen. Several hundred audience questions were generated - far too many to answer during a live broadcast!

David and Eric recorded a series of follow-up podcasts to answer many of the questions. Soon, we'll be distributing these audio podcasts as a free download.

Learn more
Tips & Tricks: Create Linked Waiting For Items with Fewer Clicks
  By Staff

Weekly Tip preview Remember this tip about easily creating Waiting For items with a single click? In the newly-released version 1.88 of eProductivity, this Waiting For feature has been expanded upon in two cool ways.

Feature 1. Automatically add a name to the subject line of your Waiting For item -

As you'll recall, the newest versions of eProductivity contain a checkbox for creating linked Waiting For actions with just a single click.

When you check that box and click "Send", eProductivity goes off to create your new linked Waiting For item. With the new feature, you can automatically add the name to your Waiting For's subject line. The name is parsed from the recipient's email address, and shows up like this...

Continue reading the Tip: Part 1 | Part 2

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Get a Productivity Boost with eProductivity Webinars
  By Staff

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In This Issue:
  • Telecommuting Tips
  • Inbox Styles
  • Free Podcast Series
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Discount Corner
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