Sustainable Business Advice for Startup Companies

Eco-Office Gals

Of course, you might also have another agenda when it comes to your business startup; you may be interested in running a company that operates in an environmentally responsible manner, in which case sustainability is likely an important factor.

2013 190

Avaaz - New Year Poll: Setting the Agenda for 2013

Denise Aday

Avaaz - New Year Poll: Setting the Agenda for 2013 : Avaaz is an amazing and highly effective people-powered organization that is growing like crazy. Getting a major construction company in Bahrain to free almost 100 trapped workers from India.

2013 52

Looking Forward in 2011

Laughing all the Way to Work

The new year is a good time to bring up the Look-Forward Agenda. The Look-Forward Agenda is very helpful for this. It is basically a list of items that are regularly dealt with throughout the year and provides a timetable of when these items need to be added to the agenda. These items are put on the agenda to make the decision on what date we will have it and who will arrange it. Happy New Year everyone!

2011 109

Create Real Team “Feel” with Virtual Team Meetings

Step It Up VA Coaching

” That simple change of language makes it clear that you want your team to feel ownership in the company. Have an agenda. Have each team member come to the meeting with a written list of agenda items and give each one a chance to share their positives, their concerns, and their questions. Reserve one agenda item just for celebration and praise! by Donna Toothaker. Do you run a multi-VA business? Are you on the same page as your VAs?

2012 122

Whose meeting is it anyway?

Laughing all the Way to Work

Do you ever get a meeting request and an agenda has not been provided, or if it is a teleconference the call-in details have not been given or the boardroom hasnt been booked for an internal meeting?

2010 130

Thoughts, Feelings, And Actions: Guiding the Entangled Trio In Your Favor

Dumb Little Man

If one shows up with the most dominant agenda, the other two will drop theirs and follow. It does not matter if the agenda is positive or negative. What matters is how strong it is, relative to the agendas of the other two.

2019 216

6 Strategies to Increase Productivity in the Workplace

Dumb Little Man

Happy and productive employees help a company to grow. Whereas, unproductivity at a workplace can make a company’s profitability suffer. This is one good reason why every company owner or supervisor should take the time to motivate their employees and boost their productivity.

2018 279

Are you compliant with your software licensing?

The Small Business Blog

In the day-to-day running of a modern business, IT is now omnipresent, so it makes sense that managing, controlling and protecting a company’s software assets is also high on the agenda. Are you compliant with your software licensing? Software Asset Management is one way to do this, and most businesses should seriously consider the implementation…

2011 154

Effective Committee meeting management

Practically Perfect PA

The agenda. The Committee chair will normally finalise the meeting’s agenda but you can certainly help by drafting the initial version. Every agenda should have the following details: The name of the Committee meeting. Last week I wrote a blog on minute taking during meetings.

2012 213

Effective Committee meeting management

Practically Perfect PA

The agenda. The Committee chair will normally finalise the meeting’s agenda but you can certainly help by drafting the initial version. Every agenda should have the following details: The name of the Committee meeting. Last week I wrote a blog on minute taking during meetings.

2012 213

Minute taking template

Practically Perfect PA

If your company does not have a branded template you should suggest this to your manager and design something for them, a simple word template with the following information will suffice: The name of the Committee meeting.

2017 214

So you’ve been asked to organise an event… now what?

Practically Perfect PA

We are asked to arrange all sorts of events including anything from a team training day through to the company Christmas party and other large scale conferences, exhibitions and dinners. The agenda. A pre-event agenda should look something like this: What is the purpose of the event?

2013 264

When “Start to” and “Decide to” Creep into Your Writing

Office Dynamics

Example 2: Start to make an agenda for the meeting. Better: Make an agenda for the meeting. Example: The president decided to launch the company’s implementation strategy next month. Better: The president will launch the company’s implementation strategy next month. by Barbara McNichol. Do you have a habit of starting a sentence with the word “start” or “begin”?

2017 113

Ten tips on preparing board papers

Practically Perfect PA

Working for a Company Secretary in one role and looking after 12 Committees in another means I have spent more time than I care to admit putting board papers together. Then add the number of each board paper to the correlating agenda item.

2014 211

Sugar Not The Icing On The Small Business Cake.

The Small Business Blog

Forex Robot : Take Your Company Public In Less Than 10 Days? Lack of planning and lack of working capital and a dependency on lending is what has caused companies to go bust. Please enter your real name, not your company, product or services name. E-Mail me or follow me.

2009 164

How Paperless Meetings Can Help the Environment and the Office

Eco-Office Gals

We’re a board portal company that handles paperless meetings, digital board rooms, synchronized presentations, customized agendas and action points for modern administrators and decision-makers.

Tips on good minute taking

Practically Perfect PA

If your company does not have a branded template you should suggest this to your manager and design something for them, a simple word template with the following information will suffice: The name of the Committee meeting. Pin It.

2012 284

Tips on good minute taking

Practically Perfect PA

If your company does not have a branded template you should suggest this to your manager and design something for them, a simple word template with the following information will suffice: The name of the Committee meeting.

2012 270

8 Ways to Make Meetings Better

On The Job

If blowhards are shut down, if agendas and time limits are strictly enforced and if people are free to skip gatherings on topice that don't involve them, then meetings wouldn't get such a bad rap, says Petz, a motivational speaker and author of Boring Meetings Suck (Wiley, $22.95).

2012 189

Minute Taking Q&A

Laughing all the Way to Work

In this scenario when they were at the first agenda item to approve the agenda, someone asked if Business Arising could be added to the agenda and went on to say why they thought it was important. Approval of Agenda The agenda was accepted as presented. Business Arising is to be added as a standing item on the agenda and will be dealt with after the Aproval of the Minutes. Action: To add Business Arising as a standing item on the agenda.

2012 122

The Good, Better, Best of Professional Development for Admins

Jen Lawrence

A few years ago, I interviewed to be the executive assistant to the CEO of a biomedical company. I walked out of an interview with the CEO of a major biomedical company because he didn’t believe in investing in admins.

2018 52

20 do’s and don’ts for team building events

Practically Perfect PA

The right experience can increase overall team performance, enhance job satisfaction, encourage cooperation with colleagues and broaden the goals and objectives of the overall company. However if they are badly organised they achieve nothing while costing the company a small fortune.

2013 260

Dana’s Administrative Professional Advice – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

In summary, she aligned her goals to the company’s strategy; setting goals that support and add value to the business and future thinking about how to support the growth of the company. Pauline’s goals directly support the values and goals of the company.

4 Ways to Enjoy Each Day and Do More With Your Life

Dumb Little Man

That might sound corny and idealistic, but it’s a practical tactic that you can put to good use with just a few simple steps: Review the meeting agenda ahead of time. If the organizer doesn’t send an agenda, email him to ask for one or politely decline the meeting invite.

2017 196

Is Document Scanning Green?

Eco-Office Gals

Most companies will look to document scanning as a way of managing their paper based information and with advances and maturing technology these solutions have started to become economically viable. I think most of us in business are pragmatic enough to realize that whilst we all want to do our bit it is the cost saving agenda rather than the green agenda that drives change.

2011 162

Climb the career tree, all the way to the top!

Practically Perfect PA

If you’re arranging a meeting for your Boss, pay attention to the agenda. Absorb the information on your company’s website and try and learn new skills where possible such as reading balance sheets. You spend so much time in each other’s company.

2015 220

5 Habits Of Successful People You Should Be Following Today

Dumb Little Man

The company has an annual growth that trends above 30% and enjoys consistent inclusion in Gartner’s MMS Magic Quadrant. For instance, scheduling a weekly agenda with important clients through a PRM tool. Ever wonder how successful people are so successful? Habits play a crucial role in shaping our lives. According to a psychology study at Duke University, 45% of everything we do on a daily basis factors in daily habits.

2018 187

10 Conversations That Can Transform Your Workplace

Ian's Messy Desk

If individuality and diversity are the main focus, does the workplace ever feel like a loose collection of conflicting styles and agendas? ” His company, Next Level Workplace , helps organizations find smart ways to make the most of their most important resource.

2014 215

A business case outline for an internal PA network

Practically Perfect PA

We are after all brand ambassadors for our bosses, our company, ourselves and ultimately our profession. DO NOT use the PA network as a platform to complain about the company or our colleagues – we believe in positivity and should work as a TEAM.

Working with other assistants

Practically Perfect PA

If your company is anything like mine then you will also have assistants spread out across different teams, floors, offices and Countries reporting into different managers with varying degrees of seniority.

2013 237

Simplify Daily Tasks with Technology

Office Dynamics

Sli.do – Defined as the Ultimate Q&A and Polling Platform for company meetings and events. One person I spoke with said they create a poll before any meeting is coordinated and use the data to create an agenda to stay focused on main topics.

2019 156

Smart Ways to Navigate Office Politics and Emerge as a Winner

Dumb Little Man

It doesn’t mean that you need to jump right in and push your agenda. Observe others and try to understand their reactions, attitude and behavior on important decisions of the company. Office politics is part and parcel of the workplace.

2017 206

A day in the life: Claudia Ferreres, PA to Albert Adrià

Practically Perfect PA

Apart from the Restaurants, Albert also offers consulting to some external companies; I handle the projects and actions that might be needed for these. Also the fact that the company is relatively young, and there’s still a lot to be done. What are the main aspects of your role?

2015 284

Manage Your Time. Schedule Your Workflow. Save Your Sanity.

Step It Up VA Coaching

Bring highly-skilled people into your company who can take things off your plate, whether it’s client-related or work that needs to be done for your own business. Again, this goes back to you being the CEO of your company. by Donna Toothaker.

2014 130

Advice on Working in the Gig Economy From a Successful Gig Worker

Small Business Labs

Further modification is needed and should be on the agenda of the next Congress and President. Visit his company's homepage for more on Jon. We noticed a really good comment with excellent advice on working in the gig economy in the Harvard Business Review article Who Wins in the Gig Economy, and Who Loses.    We liked it so much, we are reprinting here in its entirety: I'm a huge winner in the new economy.

2016 109

6 Ways to Ensure Meetings Don't Suck

On The Job

Eventoff advises: • A call-to-action agenda. It''s not enough to have a general agenda that gives the meeting time and who will attend. I recently was asked if I would run for a community board position. I declined with a polite, "No, thank you." The reason?

2013 221

Manage Your Time. Schedule Your Workflow. Save Your Sanity.

Step It Up VA Coaching

Bring highly-skilled people into your company who can take things off your plate, whether it’s client-related or work that needs to be done for your own business. Again, this goes back to you being the CEO of your company. by Donna Toothaker.

2013 141

My First Experience at The Conference for Administrative Excellence

Office Dynamics

I watched friends reunite, assistants from different companies getting to know each other, and a line of people waiting to meet Joan Burge. Our agenda looked the best when compared to other administrative conferences. As Told By Your Office Dynamics Marketing Specialist.

2018 192

Leading Certification Provider for Executive and Administrative Assistants Cites Top HR Trends, Celebrates 24th Year

Office Dynamics

With their deep experience offering training, certification, coaching and educational resources for high performing companies such as Cisco Systems, The Boeing Company, Humana Inc., While executive productivity is often cited as a chief concern of human capital and HR leaders, the professional development of their support staff hasn’t always registered on the agenda.

2014 175

How to sign off correspondence on behalf of the boss

Practically Perfect PA

Set aside emails from colleagues and clients they have hundreds of emails from professional organisations, upcoming conferences, travel companies and not to mention lots and lots of sales requests. We appreciate you taking the time to send through details on your company.

2014 218

Sleep on Your To-Do List to Get Things Done

Ian's Messy Desk

Take a lesson from this research the next time you have a full agenda at work the following day. Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

2010 174

Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Improving a Department in 4 Steps

Service Untitled

Home About Service Untitled Subscribe for Free Consulting Contact Archives Improving a Department in 4 Steps Douglas July 15, 2009 Customer Service , Exercises/Resources 2 Comments Over the last week or so, I have been working with a company on improving the service experience within a small department of theirs. The department has about 5 employees and a relatively simple, but also important job within the company’s broader customer service department.

2009 43

Major Meltdown in Time Management - Tips to Avoid it Happening To You

Productive & Organized

List Tasks (example) a- Plan Agenda b- Billy Bob’s Review c- Draft budget report d- Clean out my inbox 2.     B Which is more important: “a-Plan Agenda” or “c-Draft budget report”?   Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O!

2010 283