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

Dumb Little Man

Chit-chat and socializing in the workplace is good, but it’s counter-productive when it turns into unwated, irrelevant gossip. 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.

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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. Gossip. 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?

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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. And no – I don’t mean fill them in on all the office gossip. 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.

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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. Sorry to say it but if you want to transform from PA to Leader, gossip is a big no. 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.

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Thinking Differently about Difficult People

The Office Professionals Place

In order to effectively deal with the backstabbers, stubborn, mean-spirited, micromanagers, gossips, and the host of others that make the list, we must evaluate our own perceptions of these people. 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).

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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. I wouldnt recommend talking about a co-worker with someone at the office or it ends up being gossip and spreads a bad feeling about that person. Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time ► April (2) Keeping focussed in a busy environment When your boss arranges meetings behind your back.

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