6 Strategies to Increase Productivity in the Workplace

Dumb Little Man

Whereas, unproductivity at a workplace can make a company’s profitability suffer. Below, we’ll share super effective strategies to increase productivity in the workplace. The most common complaint of employees is mismanagement in the workplace.

2018 279

10 Conversations That Can Transform Your Workplace

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 10 Conversations That Can Transform Your Workplace appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. But do you and your colleagues ever step off the task treadmill and talk about the workplace itself? What is your biggest complaint about the workplace?

2014 215

The Workplace is a Productivity Killer

Professional Assistant Blog

You walk into your office, sit down and unpack your bag, possibly your lunch and agenda, like I do each morning. Then you turn on your computer, put your food in the fridge and head back to your desk.

2010 181

Conquering The Open Loops Of Productivity

Productivity Bits

GTD Agenda - This is one of the tools designed with the GTD system in mind. Employee Productivity getting things done GTD GTD Agenda Increase Productivity open loops Producteev productivity at workplace Productivity Tools WorkonthisCopyright © 2011 Marlon Ribunal. Visit the original article at [link]. Post written by Marlon Ribunal. Follow me on t witte r. Author's Note: This is the Fourth Part of the Series " The 3 Fundamental Principles Of Productivity "]. Introduction.

2010 210

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Is ADHD Being Ignored in the Workplace?

On The Job

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Thursday, July 1, 2010 Is ADHD Being Ignored in the Workplace? Getting an agenda beforehand can make it easier to follow along.

2010 164

The 3 Types of People That Ruin Meetings

Dumb Little Man

While there are many grievances in the average workplace, none is quite as loathsome as having an unproductive meeting. How To Defeat: Create a meeting agenda and write down who gets to speak about which topic. Career WorkplaceAah, the office meeting.

2017 204

Acknowledge the Elephant in the Room

The Office Professionals Place

This weeks agenda has the same items as last weeks and again nothing is resolved. Upcoming topic: Dealing with Workplace PMS - Poor Management System - September 6, 2010 Dial-in#: 1-712-432-3030 Passcode: 346621 Become a member of the Elite - Subscribe today!

2010 151

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

Smart Ways to Navigate Office Politics and Emerge as a Winner

Dumb Little Man

Office politics is part and parcel of the workplace. It doesn’t mean that you need to jump right in and push your agenda. When people ask for help, use this opportunity to make professional friends and alliances in the workplace. Career Stress Workplace

2017 213

The 43 Folders Method (Paper System)

Office Dynamics

Imagine you have a paper item that needs to be used to trigger an action in the future—say, an agenda your Executive wants you to give to him on the day of a meeting two weeks from now. You take the agenda and put it in the file that has the date of the meeting on it. So, if the meeting is on the 21st of this month, put the agenda in the folder labeled 21. Admin Assistant Training Organizational Skills Problem Solving Productivity Time Management Workplace Tools

2017 167

5 Powerhouse Strategies for Creating Administrative Peer Power

Office Dynamics

Coming together is better than fighting for your own agenda. When you are trying to create change, whether in a process or for the administrative community in your organization, it is much easier to be persuasive when there is a group. There is strength in unity.

2016 155

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

Dumb Little Man

When you get emotional, you bring a personal agenda into the conversation. Workplace RelationshipsIn the ‘80s, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev were doing their best to communicate with one another over the nuclear arms issues bubbling.

2012 285

3 Keys to Making This Your Best Week Ever

Office Dynamics

How to develop a tough exterior that allows you to deal with critical feedback, hold firm to the agenda, and stand up for your own needs with poise and professionalism. Can’t attend the live webinar? Don’t worry! All registered attendees will receive access to the recorded webinar.

2015 197

How to exorcise your demons of disorganization

Ian's Messy Desk

Disorganization is so prevalent in the workplace that the Professional Organizers in Canada estimates a typical office worker wastes 150 hours a year – almost one month – searching for misplaced information.

2010 198

BCG, Sodexo and Mercer on 2017 Global Trends

Small Business Labs

  Because of this, their report - The 2017 Global Workplace Trends Report  - focuses on workplace trends.  The Workplace as a Wellness Destination: Interesting look at wellness, which is clearly an important workplace trend.

2017 130

Speaker Lineup Announced for Administrative Assistant Conference 2014

Office Dynamics

The conference agenda has been curated around the theme for the 2014 conference — Collaborate, Create & Connect: Expand Your Influence. “I

2014 135

A Test of Your Professionalism: Will You Pass?

The Office Professionals Place

Everyday in the workplace our professionalism is tested, there are situations that will be unpleasant to deal with, people who are rude, bosses who are demanding, and work that may seem demeaning, but in today’s economy, keeping a job is like finding a pot of gold, you are fortunate to have it.

2010 130

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

Practically Perfect PA

People do need to be removed from the workplace so that they can focus without interruption and can mentally clear their mind from the usual work issues. Do leave some space in the agenda for the team to discuss any problems they have faced.

2013 260

Avoid Conference Call Catastrophes

The Office Professionals Place

Always start on time and do your best to end on time by following the agenda and "table" topics that require more discussion. If they are late, it is helpful to let them know what agenda item is being discussed--do not go over what has already been discussed--its a time waster.

2010 141

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.

2012 179

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. By applying this philosophy to her executive coaching programme, Penny is able to guide private individuals seeking to progress in their existing careers, as well as support companies sponsoring workplace coaching.

2015 220

Why Do Administrative Teams Have So Much Drama?

Office Dynamics

The question of why is interesting, and I’ve found there are several reasons for workplace drama. I find that gossip usually focuses on other people’s intentions, motives, hidden agendas, or secret activities. The group devolves into an “us versus them” mentality, and before long, the workplace feels like a high school lunchroom. I’m not a big fan of the word “drama” when it comes to describing workplace dynamics. Do your part and remember: This is the workplace.

2017 160

Getting People to Listen to You

On The Job

Let’s say that you’re on the agenda of the next office meeting to give a brief rundown of a project you’ve been working on for several months. In this case, you should work hard to have your position on the agenda changed before the meeting. Tags: workplace communications Sometimes it can be difficult to really make yourself heard at work. You give suggestions, but they seem to be ignored. You offer opinions in a meeting, but no one really pays attention.

2007 100

Master the Art of Listening and Watch All Your Relationships.

Dumb Little Man

Be receptive If you show up with an agenda, you are not going to be available to fully hear what the other person is saying. When you feel the urge to step in, take a breath, let your agenda go, and continue to listen.

2009 286

Thinking Differently about Difficult People

The Office Professionals Place

Prior to interacting with this person, you should have an agenda or objective and seek to accomplish the goal(s). Posted by Dewoun Hayes at 10:07 PM Labels: Productivity , Workplace Mental Health 3comments: ??????

2010 141

How to Stop Hating Your Team

On The Job

If you think workplace teams are a great idea but would be thrilled if you weren't on one again in your lifetime, you're not alone. Different generations, different agendas and different personality types thrown together creates tension, Feierstein says. Hate working in teams?

2013 179

Is Using Social Media at Work a Good Idea?

On The Job

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Thursday, July 22, 2010 Is Using Social Media at Work a Good Idea? Hi Anita & thanks for posting this article on SM usage in the workplace.

How to Stop Wasting Time – External Factors

Ian's Messy Desk

Good workplace habits come from working smart and with control. Work from an agenda. There are many behaviours and practices that get in the way of our productivity. These time-wasters fall into two types: internal, those things we generate and external, those things that come at us from outside. Both types can be controlled.

2012 130

7 Power Habits of Great Leaders, Business Icons and Inspirational Achievers

Dumb Little Man

King’s visionary speech is widely regarded as one of the finest speeches in American history, helping African Americans put racial equality on top of the political agenda which ultimately led to the Civil Rights Act in the following year. “We are what we repeatedly do.

2017 213

Do Bad Bosses Breed Bad Bosses?

The Office Professionals Place

How to deal with it: If you keep your bosses calendar, you can ask him ahead of time if he needs anything in particular for the meeting or if you know the agenda you can suggest information your boss can take to the meeting and have it prepared.

2010 130

Guest Blogger: David B. Wright, Author

The Office Professionals Place

And of course you don’t want to completely control the meeting, or otherwise disregard the other person’s agenda.

2009 141

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: 4 Ways to Make Meetings Better

On The Job

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Monday, September 14, 2009 4 Ways to Make Meetings Better If you look up the term "necessary evil," youll probably find a photograph of a bunch of people in a meeting. Now the agenda is strapped to your hip,” Song says. “No than what is on the agenda?” Thanks for addressing this critical workplace issue.

2009 100

The Manager's Workshop: How to Guide Employees to be Efficient, Effective & Extraordinary

Office Dynamics

How to build a workplace culture committed to exceptional results. Add this valuable webinar to your agenda today! View this online. Make your entire workforce more productive. The Manager's Workshop: How to Guide Employees to be Efficient, Effective & Extraordinary.

2012 130

NEWS RELEASE: Star Achievement Series Has Gone Public

Office Dynamics

Course Agenda. Therefore, it’s important to help them guard and protect positive attitudes – among their most important assets to success in the workplace. Being creative in the workplace. Emerge as respected leaders in the workplace. Hey there! Big news from our office!

2012 150

Master the Art of Re-purposing Your Work and You'll Save Multiple Hours - 50 Ideas To Get You Started

Productive & Organized

Thanks to Tom Von Deck of Monkey Wisdom Workplace Meditation Programs. Earlier this week I was talking to a client about content creation for the marking of her business. 

2011 283

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. 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

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

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.

2009 141

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. 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 130

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.

2007 130

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. 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!

2010 141

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.

2008 130

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.

2009 141