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It’s been nearly two months since we shared our Spotify playlists last. That’s six weeks of finding new music and rediscovering the classics. As a team, we all listen to a diverse collection of music, from Drew’s EDM beats to Kevin’s mix of rock classics and new releases. Katharine combines country and pop.

Click on any of our playlists to give them a listen. Want to share what you’ve been listening to? Leave us a comment on Facebook or Twitter.

Drew’s Playlist

About Drew’s playlist: “Drew’s collection of feel-good, rage-hard music is sure to give you the energy and sound appeal that you’ve been yearning for.”

Kevin’s Playlist

About Kevin’s playlist: “Kevin’s playlist is a mix of bluesy-rock combined with classic rock deep cuts and some random, weird curveballs, such as the inclusion of Japanese metal rockers BABYMETAL.”

Katharine’s Playlist

About Katharine’s playlist: “There’s no rhyme-or-reason for this playlist. Just a great mix of country and pop, all in one place.”

Scott’s Playlist

About Scott’s playlist: “My playlist is inspired by the TV show Suits. I find it very helpful when designing. Really helps gets the creative juices flowing.” 

Brittany’s Playlist

About Brittany’s playlist: “If you love country, this is the playlist for you. Check it out!”

Summertime has arrived, and the 5 Fold team is getting outside and having fun. However, we’re also getting a ton done here in the office while finding new ways to organize our work and stay productive. From new apps and technology to general tips, here are some of our favorite new ways to keep your day moving. Give your productivity a boost by following some of our tips!

Productivity tips

Productivity can start with writing down a to-do list.

Scott:

“I set three goals for the day and complete them. The goals are based on a plan that is broken down into year, quarters, months, weeks, and days. This helps ensure that I’m heading in the right direction.”

Katharine:

Boomerang is one of my favorite tools. I can schedule emails, have emails that don’t get a response sent back to my inbox to follow up, and also have emails I don’t need to take an action on ‘boomerang’ back to my inbox when I need to look at them.”

Brittany:

“I love Google’s Keep app and use it daily to stay productive. You can make to-do lists and schedule reminders that can also be shared!”

John:

“I arrive at the office early. This allows me to get my head straight before the craziness starts. I make sure I have a good plan of how I will execute my day.”

“I also organize my emails as they arrive. This declutters my mailbox so I don’t miss anything. I’ll also clean out files from my desktop on Friday. That way, when I start work on Monday, I know exactly what needs to be taken care of from last week. Finally, I utilize Teamwork due dates. Teamwork can be a powerful tool if it is taken care of. If you only sort-of use it, it will muck-up your whole day.”

Kevin:

“One of the things I do to boost my productivity is use music (through, say, Spotify) to keep track of time while working on projects. I’ll use the length of albums I’m familiar with to delineate certain blocks of time. For example, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles is 40 minutes long, which is about the maximum length of time I spend drafting some types of content. While I still use official timers through Teamwork, this allows me to pace myself, time-wise, based on where I am in the album. Plus, music makes me more productive, in general. It’s a win-win.”

Share your productivity tips with us!

Have productivity tips of your own? Share with us on Facebook or Twitter how your team stays productive during a busy day. We’d love to hear how your office uses apps or other tips to stay at your very best in the work week.

Here at 5 Fold, we love music, and when we’re not listening to the office turntable, we’re plugged into our individual Spotify accounts. We all work better to a beat, but we rarely share what we’re listening to with one another. This week, we’ve decided to use Spotify to get to know our musical tastes.

We’ve included six curated playlists below for you to enjoy, too. If you’re looking for some new music to listen to this weekend, we’ve got your tunes.

Scott’s Playlist

 

Bijo’s Playlist

 

John’s Playlist

 

Kevin’s Playlist

 

Brittany’s Playlist

 

Katharine’s Playlist