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9 ways use dead time wisely Bring Dead Time Back to Life!
"There aren't enough hours in the day!" is one of the most common workplace laments. But what do you do if you suddenly have too much time on your hands?

Chances are, you enjoy the occasional respite from the normal demands and pressures of your role. But you can explore strategies for putting that time to good use with our article, 9 Ways to Use Your Dead Time Wisely.

You might be tempted to "slack off" a little, but it's a good opportunity to mop up some of the odd jobs you've been meaning to do, or to support a busy co-worker. Our articles, How to Be Organized and How to Be a Great Team Player can help you to fill that gap!

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9 Ways to Use Your Dead Time Wisely 9 Ways to Use Your Dead Time Wisely

Explore these tips and techniques for filling any voids in your working day.

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How to Be Organized How to Be Organized

Follow these simple strategies for bringing more order to the way you work.

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How to Be a Great Team Player How to Be a Great Team Player

Use your dead time to help out a busy or under-pressure team member.

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Organizing Disorganized People
Organizing Disorganized People

Support people whose disorder impacts your team.

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Discover five steps for staying motivated and pushing yourself, even in slack times.

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Getting Things Done When You Are Not in Charge
Getting Things Done When You Are Not in Charge, By Geoffrey M. Bellman

Find out how you can use your spare time to improve the way that you work.

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Your Top Tips for People Starting Out at Work Your Top Tips for People Starting Out at Work

Mind Tools writer Ellie Bruce reveals your top tips and advice for people starting their career journeys.
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3 Ways to Focus Extroverts' Energy in a Productive Workplace 3 Ways to Focus Extroverts' Energy in a Productive Workplace

Bruna Martinuzzi explores three strategies for helping highly extroverted individuals to progress in their careers.
A Final Note

You likely get the occasional lull in your day, and it can be a chance to grab a coffee or have a screen break. However, you'll want to stay productive during longer periods of dead time - to boost your reputation as a conscientious worker.

Next week, you can find out how to identify and avoid the "fake news" that pollutes so much public discourse. Also, watch our new video to learn how to write a compelling cover letter when you apply for that new opportunity.

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