Why You Shouldn’t Check Email in the Morning And What To Do Instead

Dumb Little Man

Did you know that according to Statista , 49% of workers in the US check their work emails at home every few hours? On the flipside, 52% of US workers check personal emails at work every few hours? On top of that, our email consumption is projected to increase further. Whether those definitions hold true for the average knowledge worker, which can still be the subject of debate, one thing is for sure: we check email 24/7.

2019 188

7 Agenda Items for Your Writing Group’s First Meeting

Daily Writing Tips

Is everyone determined to get published, or is the experience just a way to solicit feedback in a supportive environment and work on writing skills? Do members email work in progress in advance so that others can prepare critiques, or do they give cold readings? Agree on what to do next time: Have everyone email an excerpt to the group a week before the next session, prepare a short selection to read aloud, or plan to bring hard copies of a sample passage to hand out.

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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? This person is also responsible for making sure the agenda is sent out on time and will need to set a reminder to the meeting Chair to make sure that is done. Quotations Marks Rules for numbers Saying thank you in an email Seasons greetings or Seasons greetings?

2010 100

10 Tips to Manage Your Time Effectively Under Pressure

Dumb Little Man

For example, if most of your time is utilized in unproductive meetings and low-priority tasks, try to reschedule your agenda. In addition to this, share the meeting agenda with your colleagues and subordinates. Instead of waiting for inspiration, create the perfect environment for yourself to work. Keep your inbox organized at all times because, with everything classified, you will be able to find the right email without wasting any time.

2019 213

Administrative Assistant vs. Executive Assistant: What’s the Difference?

Eat Your Career

Administrative Assistant is the most common and most generic title for support roles in business environments. As many of my regular readers already know, I am a proud former administrative professional. I have a deep admiration and appreciation for those who dedicate themselves to support roles, which is one of the reasons I now focus a large part of my corporate training business on working with administrative teams.

2020 147

5 Remote Collaboration Challenges and How to Overcome Them

Dumb Little Man

Working in a SaaS environment can be quite stressful if the management is slow. To have a better look into the matter, let’s talk about the team collaboration challenges SaaS environments have to face: Top 5 Remote Collaboration Challenges. To get work done in a virtual environment, e-leaders need to double their employee management skills. People can get bored of waiting that is required for getting replies on conventional emails.

2020 169

10 Work Productivity Tips and Tricks You Should Adopt at Work Today

Dumb Little Man

Instead of wasting time on unnecessary things during your break, check your emails. Instead, spend this time checking email and important messages only. From setting the agenda, inviting participants, ensuring participation, meetings do become quite frustrating at times. Sort out discussions that include information sharing, and get them done via team chat app, phone call, video conferencing, or an email. There are only two ways to increase the output of your work.

2020 209

Picking up skills along the EA career path

Practically Perfect PA

Gaining awareness of a business environment. Getting to grips with calendar and email management. Taking minutes, writing agendas and attending meetings. I’ve been an EA for quite some time now, in fact I started working in 2003 so it has been a decade.

Skills 190

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. Do you really think you’re so important the world can’t survive an hour without your email replies? Arrive early and review the agenda again.

2017 156

5 Top Tips to Managing a Remote Team

Jen Lawrence

In today’s work environment, odds are you have at least one team member who works remotely. Again, work with your team to discuss preferred working styles, communication preferences (email, phone, chat, text, video), barriers to trust, performance agreements (turnaround times, work formats, meeting lengths), and conflict resolution processes. A weekly email summarizing performance and priorities to the teams is helpful (top-down report).

2019 40

7 Mistakes People Make Under the Umbrella of Productivity

Dumb Little Man

You schedule a one-on-one meeting with yourself to address your priorities and then your agenda gets hijacked. The year is 2019 and it wasn’t a time in human history that would reward multitasking in a way that our current environment does: ringing phones, text messages, reminders, popups, social media, email?you Everybody wants to be successful, sexy, and productive. However, in order to be productive, you should experience some painful mistakes.

2019 190

A day in the life: Lorna Cowan, Visit Belfast

Practically Perfect PA

I’ll also read my emails, I like to know what’s in my inbox before I reach the office so I’m prepared for the day ahead. I’ll also check my emails throughout the evening and deal with anything that comes up. The agenda is usually lengthy and I always come out with a long list of actions! One of the great benefits of running Practically Perfect PA is the chance to meet some extraordinary assistants either face to face or through social media.

2014 201

Save An Hour A Day With IQTELL

Productivity Bits

We have a lot on our agenda, and we carry an oversized to do list that limits our ability to use strategy and plan our day to achieve our goals. Instead, prioritize tasks that you need to clear from your agenda because they are more pressing. Use IQTELL to connect all your emails, documents, notes, bookmarks, contacts, passwords, online orders and projects. When your environment disturbs you, it usually prolongs the amount of time you invest on each task.

2011 146

How To Get More Done At Work By Doing Less

Dumb Little Man

Also, I would set a personal rule to never join a meeting that doesn't have an agenda. Cut out distractions Distractions include the obvious electronic distractions such as email, the Internet, instant messaging, text messages, voice mail, etc. Saying no, taking on less and reducing distractions and busy work will make for a much less stressful work environment for you. We're all busy.

2011 218

I'm back!!

Laughing all the Way to Work

My boss left for another opportunity and couldn't take me with him because it was a very French environment and I unfortunately only speak English. I have two lovely grandsons so they were definitely going to be in the picture with Granny spending a lot more time with them instead of continually saying "I'll be with you in a minute, I just have one more thing to finish for work" as I madly tried to draft an agenda while babysitting them on the weekend.

2015 109

Productivity and The Ping

Productivityist

It''s everywhere – in our new iPhone, in our tablet, in our email. Without realizing it we''ve created an environment where the Ping flourishes. Having a strong external locus of control, I''m more easily led by my environment. That''s the potential power of the environment around us: to drive us towards being who we want to be in the world. Because each time I shift a daily goal back I''ve given ground to someone else''s agenda.

2013 72

How to Manage Time

Ian's Messy Desk

How you manage your time is part of your personal agenda. In order to save yourself a lot of time for more productive activities, ensure that you stay organized and that your environment is conducive to an effective lifestyle. Best Online Money Ideas » Blog Archive » Time Management Skills for Achieving Goals Leave a comment Subscribe to blog posts by Email The Essential Motivation Handbook The Zen Habits Handbook for Life!

2010 109

Thinking Differently about Difficult People

The Office Professionals Place

When you change your attitude, you are able to focus on the issue and get the job done in a stress free environment. Prior to interacting with this person, you should have an agenda or objective and seek to accomplish the goal(s). Enter your email address in the ‘subscribe’ field on this page to get automatic updates from the Office Professionals Place Blog.

2010 109

Meeting preparation.

Laughing all the Way to Work

To prepare a minute template simply use your agenda and put it in minute format. Under each agenda heading you can then record the appropriate information when you are in the meeting. I use the meeting agenda as an index with each item as a tab number. Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time ► April (2) Keeping focussed in a busy environment When your boss arranges meetings behind your back.

2009 100

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Below are a few tips so the task is not as daunting: Filling in the blanks I take minutes on a laptop so it is easy to make a template ahead of time which is based on the agenda. I put the items from the agenda on the template in the same order and with a space to put the discussion and decisions/actions from the meeting. Putting it in context You need to summarize the discussion around each agenda item and then write the action or decision that comes out of it.

2010 100

Pass it on.

Laughing all the Way to Work

I had no idea this could be done, but I was thrilled when I got her email, but it just proved to me once again that we are all holding on to things we take for granted that others know about. The tip she sent me was how to edit an email that you have received. This is useful if you want to file the email and change the Subject line to something that better describes what the email is about or to put notes in the email. the email now has your changes added to it.

2010 100

106 Thoughts on Overcoming Overwhelm in a Freaked-Out World

Productive & Organized

Tame Your Email 1. Turn off email alerts when emails arrive in your inbox. If you know that you will never answer an email, delete it right away. Create email folders same as you would for word doc and paper files. Then create rules so emails automatically go into the folders and you review these folders when needed, once a day, a few times a week. Examples: If you have a full email box, then schedule an hour each morning to tackle it.

2010 219

Preparing your boss for meetings away from the office or at home

Laughing all the Way to Work

Follow up with the meeting organizer to request agenda and/or meeting materials, pre-reading, etc. Depending on how formal the meeting is, you may need to draft an agenda for your boss’s review and forward to meeting participants in advance of the meeting. Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time ► April (2) Keeping focussed in a busy environment When your boss arranges meetings behind your back.

2009 109

On the job tips for new Admins.

Laughing all the Way to Work

i.e. My boss will send an email with a cc to me and on the last line or buried in the message he will write something like “I have copied Patricia to set up a teleconference at a mutually convenient time.&# If you are sent an email with a request to do something either asap or later, did you do it or have you diarized it to do it later? This is especially helpful in the case that there are attachments in the email.

2009 132

Atlanta, Georgia: The City that Smiles

Laughing all the Way to Work

Click on that and you will find a wealth of templates from a resume, cover letter, minutes, agenda and many others. Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time ► April (2) Keeping focussed in a busy environment When your boss arranges meetings behind your back. Quotations Marks Rules for numbers Saying thank you in an email Seasons greetings or Seasons greetings?

2009 100

Word and Outlook 2007 tips

Laughing all the Way to Work

Under Leader, click the leader option that suits your needs i.e. ……1 or --1 Click OK Type text you want i.e. Agenda as in example below. Agenda. Turn off automatic email memoryTools, Options, Preferences, E-mail Options, Advanced E-mail OptionsUnclick “Suggest names while completing To, cc and bcc…&# Turn off items being marked as read when your cursor sits on it On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the Other tab.

2007 100

Going Checklist Crazy

Laughing all the Way to Work

Posted by Patricia Robb at 4:16 PM Labels: Administrative Assistant , agenda , checklist , executive assistant , minutes , motions , professional assistant , to-do list , voting Reactions: Newer Post Older Post Home Join me for a Webinar, Sept. Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time ► April (2) Keeping focussed in a busy environment When your boss arranges meetings behind your back.

2008 100

Are you prepared?

Laughing all the Way to Work

The night before I go to a Board meeting, I review all my templates, agendas, binder, attendance sheets and everything I am going to need or might need. Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time ► April (2) Keeping focussed in a busy environment When your boss arranges meetings behind your back. Quotations Marks Rules for numbers Saying thank you in an email Seasons greetings or Seasons greetings?

2010 109

Meetings Plus: Taking them offline

Laughing all the Way to Work

I tend to keep my scheduling sheets in chronological order and each morning I go through them to see if there is any action I need to take, i.e. follow up to ask for an agenda or see if I can start scheduling. Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time ► April (2) Keeping focussed in a busy environment When your boss arranges meetings behind your back. Quotations Marks Rules for numbers Saying thank you in an email Seasons greetings or Seasons greetings?

2009 109

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

Laughing all the Way to Work

For a boss who is on the road a lot you can use the electronic method of dragging the e-mail or whatever they will need for their meeting into the calendar date, including directions on how to get to the meeting, flight numbers and times, call-in numbers for teleconferences, agendas, e-mails, etc. Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time ► April (2) Keeping focussed in a busy environment When your boss arranges meetings behind your back.

2008 125

Social Impact of Working From Home | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Looking at single parent families and the impact on our children, I would argue it was a good thing, and so would the many parents working from home exactly for that reason – to provide a healthy family environment for their loved ones. Being at home really helps me creatively because I’m in my environment so I’m very comfortable which helps gets my mental processes immensely. E-Mail me or follow me.

2007 153

Psst! I'm in a bad mood, pass it on.

Laughing all the Way to Work

She had an agenda and was going to let him have it. The worst time to write an email is when you are angry. Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time ► April (2) Keeping focussed in a busy environment When your boss arranges meetings behind your back. Quotations Marks Rules for numbers Saying thank you in an email Seasons greetings or Seasons greetings?

2009 100

Q&A: What are some social and economic issues small business face.

The Small Business Blog

The fact that our society is wholly unprepared for this revolution in the work place and small business environment, has to do with the fact, that governments often receive no advice from actual participants in this new home based micro business economy. We may send you a confirmation email to check you are a real person We are sorry but any violation of the above rules will mean an automatic removal of your comment. E-Mail me or follow me. How to be successful and eco-friendly.

2007 152

The 2012 Productivityist Holiday Gift Guide

Productivityist

It’s ideal for planning out the big picture items for your year and would work exceedingly well in a team environment, The academic edition is great for students in that it has both the form to be considered art and the function to be much, much more. (By This is my email app of choice , and it’s cross-platform. Agenda Calendar.

2012 40