How Paperless Meetings Can Help the Environment and the Office

Eco-Office Gals

Paper-based meetings are becoming a major inconvenience at the office and in the environment. Offices spend a lot of resources on paper, while the environment suffers from the carbon that paper usage emits. With this in mind, here are some insights on how paperless meetings can help the office and environment: Remote access provides green accessibility. Online document storage saves the environment.

How to make for a greener office environment

The Small Business Blog

Many businesses are keen to do their bit for the environment and run a greener operation. Even if saving the planet is not as high on your agenda as keeping your business running on a day-to-day basis, going green can have a number of measurable benefits. Recycling within the office can reduce the costs of… Read the full article here: How to make for a greener office environment on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

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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? Original Post: 7 Agenda Items for Your Writing Group’s First Meeting. This is the third post on our series about writing groups. You can read the first one here and the second one here. Now, you’ve done it. You’ve launched a writing group, or you’re about to. What now? It’s time to organize. Here’s what to do at the first meeting: 1.

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.

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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. Do you ever feel the need to be more productive and organized in order to accomplish much more than what you are doing right now?

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

Americans Policy Priorities Highly Polarized

Small Business Labs

Pew Research's As Economic Concerns Recede, Environmental Protection Rises on the Public’s Policy Agenda covers a recent survey asking Americans about their policy priorities. The top 3 policy priorities for Democrats are the environment, healthcare costs, and education.   The biggest policy priority differences are around the environment and climate change.

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 are used to their own environment’s work culture. Team leads are responsible for creating an environment of motivation.

2020 168

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. Intentional And for everyone’s sanity, create agendas so team members know how to prepare and that their time is being well-used. Whether it is you, your boss, or a peer, remote teams face unique challenges and success relies heavily on everyone working together to build trust and be productive. What is usually the culprit to dysfunctional remote teams? Communication. I know.

2019 54

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

Dumb Little Man

From setting the agenda, inviting participants, ensuring participation, meetings do become quite frustrating at times. Productivity is determined by your mindset and the environment that lets you thrive. There are only two ways to increase the output of your work. It’s either you put in an extra number of hours or find smart work productivity tips to working hard. Productivity and Motivation. You are more productive when you feel motivated. Researchers Katherine L.

2020 208

How to Handle Work Guilt

Jen Lawrence

If your guilt is stemming from hating your job (whether your role or the environment), seek out another form of employment. Even better, create an active, engaged environment at home. Nothing on the agenda for the day? Call it whatever you want – on some level we all experience some level of guilt around our jobs, especially if our work is particularly demanding.

2019 48

How College Students Can Prep for Green Careers

Eco-Office Gals

There are scientists and experts who are recovering new information every day on the needs of the environment and the more relevant information that you have, the more prepared that you will be in the workplace. Not only can you learn more about their agenda, but it can connect you to individuals that you might not be able to meet otherwise. Start your own “something” When it comes to protecting the environment, all of us can do our part, right?

2012 138

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

Dumb Little Man

If a reply would consume less than two minutes from your agenda, do it immediately. I work seven-to-four in a nine-to-six environment. 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.

2019 186

Picking up skills along the EA career path

Practically Perfect PA

Gaining awareness of a business environment. 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. Most of that time has been spent figuring out how to look as youthful as I did at 21, making terrible decisions with fashion, money and well men but also making my way along the career path that has led me to being an EA in Barcelona.

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The Regulatory Strategy for Small Business

Small Business CEO

Everyone wants to know whether this strategy is really directed at helping business owners or whether this has a hidden agenda other than strengthening government ties with small businesses. Economy & Environment Entrepreneurs economy government industryIt is common knowledge that small business drives job growth and in hopes to generate more jobs, President Obama is ordering government agencies to consider reducing burdens on small businesses.

2011 60

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. Intentional And for everyone’s sanity, create agendas so team members know how to prepare and that their time is being well-used. Whether it is you, your boss, or a peer, remote teams face unique challenges and success relies heavily on everyone working together to build trust and be productive. What is usually the culprit to dysfunctional remote teams? Communication. I know.

2019 40

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. Arrive early and review the agenda again. I have a good friend who recently received some bad news concerning his health.

2017 156

Hyphen Puzzles

Daily Writing Tips

Pro self sustaining agenda. Pro self sustaining agenda. I might write “pro-self-sustaining agenda” or “pro self-sustaining agenda.” If its meaning in this phrase is “a disaster resulting in irreversible damage to human society or the environment on a global scale,” it’s difficult to see how the use of so-called is applicable. A reader sent me six phrases and asked how I would hyphenate them: 1. Anti money laundering laws. Non English speaking students.

2015 76

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 189

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. This means taking note of your environment at all times but you can do it as you are smart. In honour of National Employee Motivation Day (January 21 st 2015), we thought we’d inspire all the Practically Perfect PAs out there with a few tips for climbing the career tree, all the way to the top. Are you motivated to get your career moving this year? Do you feel you have it in you to take over from your Boss?

2015 166

A day in the life: Lorna Cowan, Visit Belfast

Practically Perfect PA

The agenda is usually lengthy and I always come out with a long list of actions! Before becoming a PA, nearly 6 years ago, my career was focused on marketing and events, so I enjoy being able to combine my previous skills with my PA duties while still working in a marketing environment. 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.

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Why Do Administrative Teams Have So Much Drama?

Office Dynamics

When faced with any group of people with whom you have to work collaboratively, and when placed in an environment with those people for 40 hours a week or more, it’s not surprising that drama unfolds. I find that gossip usually focuses on other people’s intentions, motives, hidden agendas, or secret activities. On a recent webinar, Joan noticed a question that caught her attention: Why do so many administrative teams have drama?

2017 165

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. When your environment disturbs you, it usually prolongs the amount of time you invest on each task. Copyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Guest post. This guest post was provided by Haim Pekel of IQTELL.

2011 146

Overcoming Toxic Relationships at Work – Even the One with Your Boss

Dumb Little Man

Too often in our work environments, we are put in high-pressure situations. When you get emotional, you bring a personal agenda into the conversation. In the ‘80s, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev were doing their best to communicate with one another over the nuclear arms issues bubbling. With the entire world watching, the conversations began to go downhill. Reagan, unbelievable communicator that he was, began to sense Gorbachev’s resistance.

2012 219

How to Have Better Meetings Right Now

45 Things

When you have less than 10 minutes to go: Identify where you are in the agenda. Never leave major talking points at the end of the agenda. JP: It can be a challenge, but write a name next to each item on the agenda and set a time limit for speakers. In extreme environments, use the “whoever has the stick talks” and don’t allow interruptions.

2013 64

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. 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. At any one moment most of us have a ton of different tasks that need to be wrapped up before the end of the day or the end of the week. Now most of us are capable of doing a large volume of work.

2011 218

Productivity and The Ping

Productivityist

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

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

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. Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap How to Manage Time Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on May 12, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed.

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). The Office Professionals Place by Elite Office Concepts The purpose of this blog is to educate, enlighten, motivate, inspire, and strengthen office professionals to grow in their professional development. Lets grow together!

2010 109

Naive and Naivety

Daily Writing Tips

A reader asks about the use of the word naivety: I recently read this in a copy of Nature : “They challenge the naivety of the idea that science, proceeding openly and aloof from its sociopolitical environment, reaches incontrovertible truths by unassailable reason.”. Was [Chamberlain] just hopelessly naive about Hitler’s Germany and too embroiled in domestic agendas…to handle the run-up to war?

2015 68

10 Interviewing Tips and Techniques

Daily Writing Tips

Diversions from the stated agenda may upset the subject and undermine the interview. A subject in the comfort of his or her own environment will provide you with better material, and you can make light conversation about a photograph, a memento, or some other object or feature to start the interview off on a relaxed footing. Whether you are conducting a journalistic Q&A session or preparing an oral history, it’s important to prepare carefully for an interview.

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

NEWS RELEASE: Star Achievement Series Has Gone Public

Office Dynamics

The course will be taught in an environment where student can be fully focused on learning. Course Agenda. Overview: In today’s work environment, employees can no longer be merely “good” at the basics. Today’s office environment is busier than ever before. Hey there! Big news from our office! The long-awaited public offering of the highly-acclaimed and uber successful, culture-changing, Star Achievement Series is here.

2012 119

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

Fake news allegations vs. the facts – How it affects sustainability.

Eco-Office Gals

The first being politically, however we are starting to see a significant impact on the environment. They will either deflect, dismiss or ignore the facts in order to preserve their agenda. This issue has been occurring for years, but it has kicked into sixth gear in 2017. There’s a continuing manipulation of facts and falsehoods being presented to the public and it affects people in several different aspects of their lives.

2017 100

Fake news allegations vs. the facts – How it affects sustainability.

Eco-Office Gals

The first being politically, however we are starting to see a significant impact on the environment. They will either deflect, dismiss or ignore the facts in order to preserve their agenda. This issue has been occurring for years, but it has kicked into sixth gear in 2017. There’s a continuing manipulation of facts and falsehoods being presented to the public and it affects people in several different aspects of their lives.

2017 100

106 Thoughts on Overcoming Overwhelm in a Freaked-Out World

Productive & Organized

Productive & Organized Home Contribute to P&O! Archive Network with Steph Is This You? Work With Stephanie « Communication Productivity Tip: Dont Make People Search for You. Main | Start 2011 off Organized! » 106 Thoughts on Overcoming Overwhelm in a Freaked-Out World "Overwhelm" is a word that I have been hearing a lot lately.    I hear it from my clients and workshop participants as well as my connections on social media sights. 

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

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

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. Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too!

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. Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time ► April (2) Keeping focussed in a busy environment When your boss arranges meetings behind your back. Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too!

2007 100

On the job tips for new Admins.

Laughing all the Way to Work

This also works with your Calendar, which comes in handy if you want to either insert the agenda or another document from Word, or if you need to insert an e-mail. Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time ► April (2) Keeping focussed in a busy environment When your boss arranges meetings behind your back. Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too!

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