5 Remote Collaboration Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Dumb Little Man

But the main challenge is managing virtual teams. Many organizations outsource their projects to low-cost regions. Working in a SaaS environment can be quite stressful if the management is slow. Poor time management. See Also: 5 Essential Time Management Tips to Live By.

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Here’s How You Can Successfully Change To A Work-From-Home Career

Dumb Little Man

Relegate returning your calls and responding to emails to the afternoon. Unlike working in the office, where your supervisor may monitor your work, here you are your own boss; though your manager might check on you occasionally.

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10 Painless Time-Tracking Apps For Your Creative Projects

Dumb Little Man

If you are a freelancer, team leader, manager, or a simple individual, you can use the feedback from time tracking apps to make well-informed choices. This will improve project management and save time on your work. 10 Time-Tracking Apps For Your Creative Projects.

2020 174

Tools to Help Your Employees Work from Home

Dumb Little Man

Whatever it is you need, there’s almost always a tool available for it, like video conferencing tools, audio tools, productivity tools, and even project management templates. Teams tend to achieve more when using a collaborative task management tool like Trello.

2020 168

How to Write an Effective Email Subject Line

Jen Lawrence

Over my 15+ years as an administrative professional and project manager, I found one tool to be indispensable for getting the answers I need and crossing things off my list. And that is… using the email subject line. Happy emailing!

2020 52

3 Ways to Reduce Errors in Your Emails

Jen Lawrence

With these 3 tips, you will greatly reduce the most common email writing errors without dedicating a ton of time proofreading and editing. After you’ve drafted your email, step away for a moment. Then come back to the email for a quick review.

2020 52

Creating Your Personalized Productivity Tool Kit: Top 10 Tools to Consider

Dumb Little Man

With so many tools around, you may wonder what is the most popular personal productivity software to boost time management skills? ProProfs Project. It is a robust online project management software that boosts productivity by simplifying most project-related tasks. An intuitive dashboard helps in managing and organizing project-related tasks, tracking progress, collaborating with the team, delegating tasks, and creating reports.

2020 157

The Vanishing Executive Assistant? My Response

Eat Your Career

Executives are tech-savvy, self-sufficient and independent, so they manage a lot of their own administrative needs. Executives don’t want to “manage” another person. The author cites a manager who was relieved to not have an assistant, as it was just another person to manage.

2020 157

Your Time Change Crash Course

Jen Lawrence

For instance, you may be scheduling a meeting in July in Phoenix and some emails say “12:00 pm MST” and others say “12:00 pm MDT.” Daylight Saving is upon us once again – causing great confusion across the nation.

2020 52

3 Inbox Labels You Need to Use

Jen Lawrence

Use the Pending Reply label to mark emails you’ve responded to and require a response from the other person. Take this a step further and BCC yourself on information requests you initiate and flagging your own email in your inbox. Projects/Key People.

2020 52

Essential Systems for Entrepreneurs

Jen Lawrence

We go from day-to-day fielding emails, doing our best to stay on top of our task list, and hoping we’re piecing everything together correctly. Email, Calendar, Task Management, Document Management, Password Database. Client Management.

2020 52

Staying Organized with the One-Touch Rule

Jen Lawrence

For example, stacks of mail, unpacked boxes, unread email, a full but clean dishwasher. Things pile up and suddenly getting through the pile is no longer a task – it’s a project. Here are a few of my favorites: Inbox Management: Don’t let unread email pile up.

2020 52

5 Ways to Build Automation into Your Business

Jen Lawrence

TIP 1: Canned Emails + Snippets. Create templated emails or snippets of text to answer frequently asked questions, inquiry responses, or additional information that may be requested.

2020 52

Top 3 Signs You Need to Redesign Your Client Experience

Jen Lawrence

We’re buried in emails. Instead, take a careful look at all your website and email copy to ensure you’re covering the 5 W’s – who, what, where, when, why (eh – throw in the how too!)

2020 52

The 3 E’s of Exceptional Service

Jen Lawrence

Do you answer emails quickly? With over fifteen years of administrative and project management experience, she helps entrepreneurs develop custom client experience and operations solutions so they can transition from the Chief of Everything to CEO.

2020 52

5 Tips for Starting a New Job Remotely

45 Things

Whether you're in an office setting or working from home in the early days of a new job, make sure you fully understand how the boss likes to communicate (email, text, Zoom) and how often he or she expects you to check in.

2020 83

Top 3 Mistakes Made When Selecting a Task Management Tool

Jen Lawrence

We google “best task management tools” and pick the one with the best reviews. Except, two weeks later, we have a rush of work, and life gets a little hectic, and that task management tool… ugh! What integrations does the task management tool offer?

2020 52