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Redefining Office Culture To Boost Employee Satisfaction and Productivity

Dumb Little Man

The evolution of the office dynamic is interesting to study. Since the 1950s, employers have been toying with and reconfiguring office layout and culture in strife to boost employee productivity.

2019 180

Each Year a Lot of Americans Start and Stop Being Freelancers

Small Business Labs

One of the more interesting findings from the 9 years of data from the MBO Partners State of Independence study series is how many Americans enter and exit independent work.

2019 166

Mastering The Art of A Worry-Free Life

Dumb Little Man

At one time or another, we’ve all been around worried family or friends. Sometimes, it’s awkward and uncomfortable. We don’t know what to say, so we say something fast and easy like “Everything’s going to be okay”, “You’ll be fine”, or worse, “Stop worrying”.

2019 238

Technology to help with email management

Practically Perfect PA

These ten fantastic pieces of software will help you manage your emails and your Executives. It is worth looking to see which ones will work for you, but they will all help you manage and automate emails!

2019 196

Coffee Break Fun: October WordSearch

Tips From T. Marie

Even the most committed of business owners need a break now and then. That’s why I’ve decided to offer my readers a monthly wordsearch game. So here it is, an October Wordsearch. Grab your coffee. The words you need to find will have a decidedly autumn flair to them.

2019 181

Test Yourself: Changing Passives to Active Verbs

Business Writing

I'm copyediting a book this week, so I have immersed myself in rules and rule-breaking for nonfiction writing. The project is a church history. To work quickly, I have been using my grammar and spelling checker to make obvious errors and inconsistencies pop. One that keeps popping is passive verbs.

2019 180

The Art of Cultivating A Sense of Purpose In Life

Dumb Little Man

There are times in life when we all feel aimless. However, as long as we don’t let those temporary feelings define our lives, we will come out the other side. Knowing your purpose in life is what gets you up in the morning and keep you going when the going gets tough.

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Do You Want to Know the Best Home Business to Start? Read this.

Tips From T. Marie

When I was working my soul-sucking, traditional office job back in 2006, I did numerous internet searches on the best home business to start. Back then, it didn’t yield me many results and very few of them were legitimate.

2019 156

The Pros and Cons of Working Remotely

Small Business Labs

Recode's How remote work is quietly remaking our lives provides a deep dive on the growing impacts of the shift towards working remotely. Key quote: "The changes remote work has introduced have happened so gradually you may not have noticed.

2019 164

One Quick Way to Frustrate Customers and Friends

Business Writing

My husband is on a mailing list for information about upcoming stamp shows. This week he got an email announcement and saw his email address in a clump of at least a hundred others. All were there in a long list, a gold mine for people wanting to sell stamps. Email Etiquette Tips on Microsoft Offic

2019 141

14 Tips on How to Live A More Active Lifestyle

Dumb Little Man

Most of us know how important exercise is when it comes to staying fit and healthy. Despite that, however, not all of us are moving as much as we’re supposed to. Even when I have been motivated to get a gym membership and start exercising, it only lasts for a few months.

2019 241

Create a time audit for your Executive

Practically Perfect PA

Although we do our absolute best to save our Executive’s time, more often than not, we find that they are still running around from meeting to meeting, working on last-minute projects, asking you to deal with urgent matters and postponing essential tasks.

2019 182

Strategic Career Management Fundamentals (Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “Strategic Career Management Fundamentals.”. Date: Wednesday, October 23. Time: 11:00 AM Pacific | 12:00 PM Mountain | 1:00 PM Central | 2:00 PM Eastern. Duration: 1 hour.

2019 148

The Economic Impact of Craft Brewing

Small Business Labs

The Brewers Association recently released their small and craft brewing economic impact report for 2018.    The study found that the craft brewing industry contributed $79.1 Billion to the U.S. Economy in 2018 and provided directly and indirectly about 550,000 jobs. 

2019 166

How to Connect With Clients & Others at Thanksgiving

Business Writing

Time to act! Your Canadian clients and customers will celebrate Thanksgiving Day (Jour de l'Action de grâce) on Monday, October 14. Your U.S. contacts will do the same on Thursday, November 28. Be wise and thoughtful, and take this opportunity to remember them before the holiday (c)rush.

2019 141

Why You Should Not Panic If Your Child Struggles At School

Dumb Little Man

How to help your child succeed in school? As a parent, you want to see your children get good grades at school. They can lead to better college prospects and open up lots of career pathways. However, not every child finds classroom learning easy or effective.

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10 apps to help you plan meetings

Practically Perfect PA

We all know how tough it is to get a meeting in your Executive’s schedule, let alone everyone who also needs to be in the meeting. And of course, once they are all in the meeting, who knows if the meeting was truly productive! Planning meetings is a tough job, and that is why I […].

2019 161

Business Travel Planning for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

With more and more companies expanding the reach of their market across the country and even the globe, the role of the business travel planner has become increasingly important.

2019 166

Upwork Study: Freelancing Providing Opportunities to Those Unable to Work in Traditional Jobs

Small Business Labs

Upwork released their 2019 Freelancing in America study. It's the 6th year Upwork has conducted this study.    The study found about 57 million Americans are freelancing. This equates to 35% of the workforce. 

2019 160

Need a Seasonal Gig? These May Be Just What You Want

On The Job

Last year was a blockbuster holiday season for retailers, but threats of trade wars and a volatile stock market may put a damper on consumer spending and that could translate into less seasonal hiring this year, one labor expert says.

2019 151

The Best Cities for Coworking You Need to Check Out

Dumb Little Man

There was a time when going to work meant returning to your same office cubicle Monday to Friday. Fortunately, those days are long gone! With the ever-growing digital revolution, a new type of worker has emerged.

2019 217

Working well under pressure

Practically Perfect PA

It goes without saying that at some point in your career, you will have to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines and deal with stressful situations. Although organisations should care for their employee’s wellbeing and strive to create a calm environment, this is not always achievable.

2019 156

Why I Am Grateful To My Worst Boss

Simple Productivity Blog

It has now been four years since my very short excursion into the world of education. The wounds have skinned over enough for me to talk about it, and so I wanted to take today to talk about why I am grateful for the worst boss I ever had. I'm going to call it a mid-life crisis.

2019 130

Uber Enters the Staffing Business

Small Business Labs

Last week Uber announced Uber Works , a platform that connects workers with businesses that need to fill available shifts in hourly jobs such as cooks, warehouse workers, commercial cleaners and events staffing. 

2019 152

Study Reveals the Havoc Caused by Liars and Cheats

On The Job

It may start one day with a bit of deception on your part. You're late getting a report done, so you plagiarize some obscure white paper so that you can turn it in on time, but never mention the work is not entirely yours.

2019 141

Morning Workout Benefits You May Not Be Thinking about

Dumb Little Man

Waking up in the morning to work out while the rest of the world is sleeping takes a lot of effort. Sleeping is one of the most satisfying human activities, so it’s understandable if you want to snuggle under the sheets instead of working out. Most people actually prefer working out in the evening.

2019 224

Technology of the week: Duuoo.io

Practically Perfect PA

This week’s Technology of the Week: Duuoo.io What is Duuoo.io? Duuoo is a performance management system that aims to put people and purpose at the forefront of all staff appraisals and performance reviews. What does Duuoo.io

2019 130

Making A Tool Work for You

Simple Productivity Blog

Not all tools can be used optimally by all people. This applies whether it is a physical tool like a hammer or a productivity system. Today we will look at an approach to allow you to get as much out of a tool as you can. I've always maintained that there is no magic bullet in productivity.

2019 130

MetLife Study: 45 Million U.S. Gig Workers and 85% of them interested in Continuing as Gig Workers

Small Business Labs

MetLife recently released The Gig Economy: Opportunities, Challenges, and Employer Strategies.

2019 143

Here are Some Great Part-Time Gigs for College Students

On The Job

Decades ago, it wasn’t unusual to find college students earning extra money waiting tables or working at the local mall while on holiday breaks from school.

2019 130

How to Relax After A Stressful Day At Work

Dumb Little Man

Believing that I had left my work half done, I woke up in cold sweat one night, not too long ago. Only to realize it was just a dream or rather a nightmare! More often than I would like, I used to go through similar episodes. Most of us do.

2019 219

Getting to grips with your organisation’s strategy

Practically Perfect PA

For Assistants, it has become more apparent that the way forward in our profession is to work as a strategic business partner with our Executive. We have written about this a lot over here on Practically Perfect PA and something I have advocated for many years.

2019 130

Podcast Episode 10: The Every Day List

Simple Productivity Blog

Life can get caught up in the day to day task list items. So much so that we forget about everything except crossing off the next item. In today's show I will talk about an every day list. We'll look at what they are, how to make one, and how to make sure you do them.

2019 130

Podcast 129: Track others’ work

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! This is podcast 129 and it’s about keeping track of the work of other people. Recently I consulted with someone about making sure to do’s got done at work. But not his to do’s, his assistant’s. He’s a pretty organized guy. He gets things done and so do others in his office. He trusts his assistant. But every once in a while something slips through the cracks.

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One Year After Moving To Spain

Brilliantly Better

Today, October 15th 2019, marks the first anniversary of moving to Spain. Exactly one year ago, me and my partner, Raluca, flew from Bucharest to Valencia with just two suitcases each.

2019 87

Starting Life After Divorce: How to Make the Process Easier

Dumb Little Man

Getting a divorce is not the end of your life. In fact, the process gives you more things to explore, and this article will show you how to reinvent yourself for a new life. Starting Life After Divorce. When a marriage ends, it leaves people feeling like they failed at something.

2019 221

Sourcing the right suppliers for your business

Practically Perfect PA

Sourcing reliable, well-priced suppliers who offer excellent service is something that Assistants are frequently tasked with. It is a vital service we can provide our organisation.