International Women’s Day 2020 – A Message From Julie Reed

Office Dynamics

And therefore, I am writing today – International Women’s Day (IWD). Observed annually on March 8 since 1911, International Women’s Day is a day put aside to celebrate women’s achievements, raise awareness, and take action. Sunday, March 8.

2020 211

Why some business owners fail to collaborate

The Small Business Blog

While some research indicates that SMEs have changed the way they work and are showing a willingness to collaborate with others, I have found that many business owners are still reluctant to do so. Business Collaboration fail failure online collaboration Small Business Collaboration

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Do You Have an Internal Admin Site or Hold Lunch N Learns Where You Work?

Office Dynamics

Do you have an internal admin site where you work? I co-designed one at my company and am interested in collaborating with you. An internal admin site is the main company site with all the links that admins find useful for their jobs centralized in one place.

2019 173

A business case outline for an internal PA network

Practically Perfect PA

The overall concept is to share best practice and information and to create a unified sense of collaboration between all Assistants. An internal network will help us to build stronger relationships and enable better teamwork, communication and easier delegation and reciprocation of help.

How to Ensure Collaborations Thrive

On The Job

Innovation and business strategy experts are urging more companies to collaborate with outside partners to stay competitive, but research shows the risk can be great if the contribution level isn’t carefully considered.

10+ Lessons Learned In My 10 Years with Office Dynamics International

Office Dynamics

I woke up this morning with the strange realization that this is my very last day with Office Dynamics International. Innovation and creativity are best when melded with collaboration. The post 10+ Lessons Learned In My 10 Years with Office Dynamics International appeared first on Office Dynamics. What a very weird feeling. As I write this I am feeling all the emotions. I’m remembering many of our incredible stories that we’ve collected over the last decade of partnership.

2017 159

How Introverts Can Harness Social Collaboration

On The Job

Open concept floor plans, collaboration areas and even a coffee shop smack dab in the middle of the office generates lots of noise, commotion, interactions and all the other stuff that wears down an introvert and plays havoc with concentration. But there is a way that introverts can harness the new workplace to their advantage so that they can still work in a way that plays to their need for more quiet and introspection, but still meets the demand for constant collaboration.

Are Social Media Websites The Next Collaboration Tools?

Small Business CEO

Are social media websites the next collaboration tools? ” Businesses are also taking advantage of the massive power of online collaboration. Most of these collaborations are done over the Internet without the developers having to meet in person.

Q&A With Lisa Duncan, Co-Founder of Flipside Workspace

The Solopreneur Life

We hired a 3D development team to realize our vision and collaborated with solopreneurs from around the globe to accomplish what you see today. We were collaborating on a potential job when we started talking about the pros and cons of working on one’s own.

2013 183

Bookkeeping the secret of micro biz success

The Small Business Blog

Band leader of the Enterprise Rockers and longtime collaborator for The Small Business Blog, the inimitable Tony Robinson OBE, is doing his best to keep micro businesses rocking.

2013 206

InformationWeek reviews my favorite client collaboration tool: CentralDesktop

Denise Aday

After an extensive search and testing over several months, I settled on CentralDesktop earlier this year as my client collaboration tool of choice. collaboration tools, and our tests showed it’s a good choice for team-building. _. Central Desktop’s pricing is in line with other hosted packages we’ve seen, ranging from no charge for two workspaces with five participants to $249 per month for as many as 100 workspaces with 100 internal and 100 external members. _.

2008 40

5 Powerhouse Strategies for Creating Administrative Peer Power

Office Dynamics

While it is easier to collaborate with assistants who are just like you, that is boring and not the most effective use of peer synergy. Coming together is better than fighting for your own agenda.

2016 170

How the DISC Behavioral Model Can Help Solopreneurs

The Solopreneur Life

I haven’t studied it in great depth yet, but I plan to because I think it gives us as solopreneurs a framework for understanding ourselves, our clients, and our collaborators. Internalize their concerns and doubts.

2011 218

Our Totally Free Thank You Gift

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics International has been serving the Administrative Profession for 24 years (since 1990). As we prepare to say goodbye to 2014 and head into 2015, Office Dynamics International plans to celebrate our 25 th year in very big ways!

Gifts 130

Local SEO: The Truly Great Marketing Strategy

Andrea Kalli

Ultra-competitive international search terms can attract thousands of competitors, each as skilled and ruthless as the next.

2010 151

Living in a Style Vacuum

Loosely Speaking

Home VA Training VA FAQ Podcast Featured Events for Bloggers & VAs Living in a Style Vacuum Thursday, January 28, 2010 at 4:52 pm // By: ktcosmos // Category: Life of the Virtual Assistant I’ve been working from home as a Virtual Assistant for more than 13 years now.

2010 130

Age of Conversation 3: It Is In BookStores and Available On-Line

Make or Break Moments

It all started when McLellan blogged about a similar collaborative book effort and Heaton wrote to him to suggest they get a few fellow bloggers to produce a marketing book in the same vain. This year’s proceeds will be donated to an international children’s charity of our authors’ choosing.

2010 152

GO GREEN IN THE OFFICE: 4 guidelines for a brighter future

Dumb Little Man

There are many ways we can collaborate with an environmentally friendly work space. The most difficult tasks are those which require changing the company´s attitude and guidelines towards internal and external environmental issues.

2016 196

The Robot Business is Hard - Rethink Robotics Shuts Down

Small Business Labs

According to the International Federation of Robotics, an industry body, worldwide sales of robots increased by 31% in 2017.  Their pitch was their robots were "cobots", meaning they could work along side and collaboratively with humans. It

2018 154

How to Move from Administrative Assistant to Executive Assistant

Eat Your Career

The EA role is often filled through either internal promotion or word-of-mouth referral. Executive Assistants often have to work cross-functionally, meaning that they must collaborate with people from teams across the organization.

2020 176

Integration shouldn’t mean accessorising

The Small Business Blog

My company WinWeb is collaborating with the International Association of Bookkeepers (IAB) to raise the profile of Cloud based working and solutions within IAB members, students, the education sector and micro businesses so that they can all learn more about the potential benefits.

2013 144

7 Ways to Position Yourself as an Admin Leader

Eat Your Career

The International Association for Administrative Professionals is the leading association for admins. Collaborate with your fellow admins at your organization or others in your area to determine what kind of event(s) would work best.

2019 211

Use Pinterest to Plan Your Next Vacation — Here’s How

Dumb Little Man

Travel brands are getting in on the fun by providing spaces for pinners to collaborate on travel plans, food, and entertainment. campaign , for example, invited individuals to collaborate on travel-themed boards and offered insider tips and advice.

2016 272

Are you a networked PA?

Practically Perfect PA

Networking can be an extremely powerful tool when adopted both internally and externally. From an internal perspective you will shine the spotlight a bit more on you and provide transparency, clearer communication and enable workplace influence. Be consistent and collaborative.

10 Tips for Planning a Successful Event

Jen Lawrence

Establish a Collaboration Tool and Knowledge Base. Whether you have an internal share folder or use Google Drive, declare a location to track all information and save important files. Planning an event for your company or business can be an insanely overwhelming.

2019 70

A day in the life: Katrina Wardell, EA at Dropbox

Practically Perfect PA

I have a Bachelor’s degree from Mills College in International Politics & Economics and a Master’s degree from Trinity College Dublin in International Development. This will mean managing budgets, assisting with internal communications, organising global events and loads more!

Five Major Global Economic Challenges

Small Business Labs

Is peaceful international collaboration ending? This is the key question asked in Knowledge@Wharton's  How to Manage the Top Five Global Economic Challenges.

2017 179

Business Continuity Management: The Ideal topic for Business Simulation


I have invited leading Business Continuity Management (BCM) expert Pierre Wettergren to write a short guest blog on to introduce this increasingly critical topic.

2013 80

Getting buy in from the boss

Practically Perfect PA

There was less sharing of information, silos in place and limited collaboration. Internal & External Training. Support for an Internal PA Network. Internal & External Training: The first external conference that I ever attended was Square Meal Venues and Events.

2017 213

Online Platforms Enabling the Rise of Global Micro Outsourcing Firms

Small Business Labs

New technologies, collaborative supply chains and outsourced manufacturing created lightweight infrastructures – smaller, cheaper and more agile.

2018 180

Creating Your Personalized Productivity Tool Kit: Top 10 Tools to Consider

Dumb Little Man

These tools offer outstanding features that aid in creating tasks, setting timelines & reminders, performance tracking, time tracking, creating reports, team collaboration, file sharing, etc. An intuitive dashboard helps in managing and organizing project-related tasks, tracking progress, collaborating with the team, delegating tasks, and creating reports. File sharing and internal commenting to discuss particular tasks or projects.

2020 151

Customer Intelligence and Teamwork Drive Innovation


Enterprises are required to nurture internal processes that work in sync like ecosystems to encourage front line intelligence to feed ideas through to management so that services, products, processes and teamwork ensues collaboratively to deliver benefits to the Value Chain.

2019 67

Use Pinterest to Plan Your Next Vacation — Here’s How

Dumb Little Man

Travel brands are getting in on the fun by providing spaces for pinners to collaborate on travel plans, food, and entertainment. campaign , for example, invited individuals to collaborate on travel-themed boards and offered insider tips and advice.

2016 206

Tasty Tidbits: Professional Development News & Views (Nov. 18, 2016)

Eat Your Career

Here’s the pitch: Join us for a transformative, cohort-based international experience that empowers you to make a positive impact with your career — whether you’re staying in your job or looking for a new one.

2016 142

The Key to Being More Innovative

On The Job

As part of the turnaround team, Docherty focused on restoring internal collaboration. Docherty says working with outside creative partners not only jumpstarted internal creativity, but helped Sunbeam navigate through Chapter 11 reorganization and rebuild the company to profitability. His company now helps large companies and startups connect, collaborate and commercialize innovations. When Michael Docherty joined Sunbeam Corp.

2016 116

Tasty Tidbits: Professional Development News & Views (Nov. 18, 2016)

Eat Your Career

Here’s the pitch: Join us for a transformative, cohort-based international experience that empowers you to make a positive impact with your career — whether you’re staying in your job or looking for a new one.

2016 130

Microsoft Finds the One Thing That Matters Most to New Hires

On The Job

When that happens,, then the company saw key growth for the employee in building an internal network, higher-quality meetings and greater collaboration with team members.

2018 130

Stepping It Up – What’s Stopping You?

Denise Aday

In some cases there may be overlap with team members handling both client work and my internal stuff. Tags: uncategorized boundaries collaboration delegation marketing mindset money motivation organization packages planning policies pricing services success systems teams virtual assistant

2010 40

Tracking the Digital Nomad Trend

Small Business Labs

Decent Internet access had spread globally, improvements in mobile and collaborative technologies made this type of work increasingly viable, cheap international airfares had become more common and the recession got more people thinking about alternatives to traditional jobs.

2015 200

4 Crucial Business Development Lessons for First-Time Entrepreneurs

Dumb Little Man

On top of that, any business that works with international clients must realize that risks, such as exchange rate fluctuations, are hard to avoid. It took a lot of time, iteration, and nerves until we managed to develop processes that worked for our international team.

2019 225

10 Must Follow Admin Resources On Twitter

Office Dynamics

Finalist – PPA Independent Publisher’s Business Magazine of the Year 2013 – Lucy has been a supreme collaborator and provider of quality content for administrative professionals. Twitter was founded March 21, 2006.

How to Negotiate Successfully With Anyone

On The Job

Yes, but it’s not always easy and organizations have to commit to a consistent strategy, says Daniel Shapiro, founder and director the Harvard International Negotiation Program. There are often complaints that technology isolates people, but anyone working in IT may have a different opinion.

How to Ask for Help at Work and Not Look Stupid

On The Job

Look around your workplace right now and chances are you will see one or two interns. But one thing you're sure to see is those interns asking questions. While observing these young interns, it's a good time to think about how you ask for help at work.

2015 182