How are you feeling?
Are you bored, frustrated, and feeling like you are in a holding pattern just waiting for this COVID-19 issue to be over?
Maybe now is a good time to follow Steven Covey’s advice and sharpen the saw.
Many of you are familiar with the story behind it. But, if not here it is:
Sharpen the saw.
A woodcutter strained to saw down a tree. A young man who was watching asked “What are you doing?”
“Are you blind?” the woodcutter replied. “I’m cutting down this tree.”
The young man was unabashed. “You look exhausted! Take a break. Sharpen your saw.”
The woodcutter explained to the young man that he had been sawing for hours and did not have time to take a break.
The young man pushed back… “If you sharpen the saw, you would cut down the tree much faster.”
The woodcutter said “I don’t have time to sharpen the saw. Don’t you see I’m too busy?”
Sharpen the Saw means working on and preserving the greatest asset you have–you. It means taking time away for the craziness of life and having a balanced life: physical, social/emotional, mental, and spiritual.
If you have not read Steven Covey’s book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, I would highly recommend you go to Amazon and grab a copy.
How can you sharpen the saw?
I have an idea of how you can sharpen your saw. Laserfiche has several webinars that I think you will find helpful.
Laserfiche On-Demand Webinars:
Enabling Remote Work with Laserfiche
In response to the uncertainties presented by Coronavirus (COVID-19), many organizations have asked their employees to work remotely. While close to a quarter of the US workforce already works from home at least part of the time, many organizations are transitioning to remote work for the first time, juggling the policies, procedures and technology required to keep staff productive and effective.
Using the Laserfiche web client is one way to make the transition as seamless as possible. This webinar will cover how Laserfiche can help you access your information from wherever you are. Join us to learn:
• About the differences and similarities between the desktop and web clients
• How to set up the Laserfiche web client so you can connect to your Laserfiche repository using any web browser
• Advice to help you easily transition to using Laserfiche through the web
How to Succeed at Working from Home
Many of us are adjusting to working remotely for the first time. How can you stay productive, creative and inspired – and live up to expectations – when you’re alone in your house? Or, on the flip side, how do you stay focused on work when your spouse is home and so are your kids? In this webinar, learn tips and tricks for adjusting to working remotely – everything from how to set up your workspace and structure your day to how to communicate effectively and use tech to your advantage.
If you’re navigating telecommuting for the first time, join us to get started off on the right foot. We’ll cover:
Productivity tips to get the most out of every day
Techniques to communicate clearly with your team, your manager and your customers
Technology that can help you work more effectively, from video conferencing and the cloud to task tracking apps
Techniques to Help You Manage a High-Performing Virtual Team
Geographically dispersed teams are becoming increasingly common in the modern workplace, with many of us working out of headquarters in one city and managing teams in another city or even country. Or maybe this environment has left you and your team unexpectedly working remote, while you struggle with day-to-day management. How do you overcome the challenges of supervising employees in different locations? What steps should you take to build trust and open lines of communication? How do you help remote workers feel part of a team – and show that the team is performing?
Join us for a webinar designed to answer these questions and more. We’ll cover:
- Strategies for effectively managing remote workers
- Communication practices to keep everyone aligned
- Clear techniques to track success – without micromanaging
Building and Maintaining Emotional Connections in a Virtual Environment
Emotional connection is human connection. It’s how we buy, retain information, and get inspired to take action. Ovation founder and president, Kerri Garbis, who has successfully run her company virtually since day one, has been building and maintaining relationships in a virtual environment for well over a decade.
Join us for a live, interactive virtual workshop covering the best insights, strategies, and practices to implement today that will help you maintain and continue building relationships.
- Refine the strongest emotional connection tool we all have and use on a daily basis
- Build on your current skillset in three critical areas of self-awareness
- Explore technical practices that enhance virtual communication
Driving Business Performance with Digital Processing
In this webinar recording, Don Blea, Vice President of Infrastructure, Information Security & Support shows how Pulte Mortgage, a captive mortgage company for one of the largest U.S. home builders, fundamentally transformed its business by using enterprise content management (ECM) software to implement eLending.
Using the Personal Kanban Method to Increase Productivity
Do you have a “to do” list for work? Have you ever added something to your “to do” list just so you can scratch it off? Join this webinar to learn several techniques to manage your own personal workload and increase your focus and productivity no matter where you’re working from. By the end of the session, you will have the necessary tools to get your work life in order and get stuff done.
Enterprise Content Management: The Key to a Digital Workplace
Transforming your workplace into a digital environment can seem like a daunting endeavor. But don’t worry—we have broken down the steps for how you can get started, from digitizing paper to automating business processes.
With Enterprise Content Management (ECM), you can achieve a truly paperless office and eliminate bottlenecks in your critical processes, saving both time and money.
In this webinar, we’ll discuss how ECM empowers you to:
- Create an electronic filing cabinet by converting your documents from paper to digital, reducing paper costs.
- Improve accountability by automating your business processes with easy-to-use electronic forms.
- Gain more visibility into your operations and increase the efficiency of cross-functional processes.
Other Laserfiche training opportunities
You can find other Laserfiche training opportunities here https://www.laserfiche.com/events/