Productivity Tip: Bookmark your Productivity

When you hear the term “bookmark,” I’m sure many things come to mind. However, I’m talking about creating bookmark folders to enhance your productivity. If you’re anything like me, you may have 10-20 tabs open on your browser at anytime. Now, before you judge me, I thought of these tabs as an online “stack” of things to do. Some people have stacks on their desk, but I had stacks (tabs) on my computer. I thought this was a pretty resourceful way of keeping things top of mind, especially since Chrome would save the tabs on any of my devices. But with productivity I’ve learned there’s always a more productive way to do things.

One day, one of my staff was going to be out of the office for a week, so I said I’d sit in her area and try to help out wherever I could. I thought this would be a good idea, as an opportunity for me to understand what goes on in her area as well as a way to remind myself to teach someone to cross-train for the future. The position included some light admin, but mostly customer service. I used her computer to answer any incoming customer service needs and she had her computer setup with various bookmark folders to help navigate their requests. After using her system for a week, I decided that this was a more productive way to navigate to frequently used pages.

In order to try this out, if you’re using Chrome, go to anyone of your tabs and click on the three dots on the right side of your task bar. Scroll down to bookmarks, select create a bookmark folder and add that tab to the bookmark folder. From there add more folders and add your url’s to those folders, for a more productive way to access your favorite pages. Here’s a snapshot of mine:

Chrome bookmark-folders

 

 

Comment below and let me know if you try it out or if you’ve been using bookmark folders and you have extra tips!

 

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