Retrieve Your Files With Ease

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Home About Me Advertise Retrieve Your Files With Ease By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, November 05, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Access , MS-Excel , Organize , Productivity D o you have quite a bit of filing to do? Do you feel that you should have some sort of control over these files on how you find them, for future reference? One of my readers asks: I am trying to organize a file room based not on traditional alphabetical filing, but on a retrieval system.

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Attracting Productivity: Work Environments

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Home About Me Advertise Attracting Productivity: Work Environments By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, September 02, 2008 Filed Under: Client Service , Job Seeking , Networking , Productivity D o you think of yourself as a productive person? There are many reasons for this, such as not enough money, a crumby boss or a negative work environment. The work environment is great and I have an amazing boss.

7 Tips for Decluttering Your Desk

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If your desk harbours mounds of papers, books, files and personal accessories, you may be adding unnecessary stress to your day. Set up a good filing system. Colour–coded files are especially helpful — they show you at a glance where something should go.

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3 tips for a stress-free connected workplace

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It may not be the everyday tasks, projects and deadlines, but rather the physical environment. Creating a stress free environment for you and your team can pay off big time. File away completed projects, and do an assessment of what you really need to keep. Think ergonomics – you should have a desk chair that is adjustable and provides proper back support. The post 3 tips for a stress-free connected workplace appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. (NC)

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Co-Workers Annoying You?

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By The Professional Assistant on Monday, December 31, 2007 Filed Under: Meetings , Office Gossip , Productivity A re your co-workers annoying you at work by talking to loudly? I also work in an environment where it gets a little too loud at times. Retrieve Your Files with Ease Is You Boss Not Giving You Enough Work? Home About Me Advertise Co-Workers Annoying You?

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Manage Your Paper With a RAFT

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Files can be kept in open piles on a desk or in folders, according to your style. If a clean visual environment is important to you, use boxes and folders as you RAFT. Use the RAFT template: refer it, act on it, file it or toss it. File it, if necessary.

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Tips on Staying Focused and Disciplined When Working From Home

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Experts suggest using natural light, ergonomic principles and personal flair so your home office becomes a place where you enjoy to work. For some, though, a home office doesn’t provide a consistent and reliable work environment. Remember to back up all important files , especially when using public Wi-Fi, to make sure you don’t lose anything. For many people, working at home is a dream come true.

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Men Wearing Shorts At The Office?

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By The Professional Assistant on Monday, August 18, 2008 Filed Under: Meetings , Productivity O k, I am sure that the title of this post drew you in. I work in a back office environment, where 99% of our client interaction is via the phone, e-mail or outside of the office, so I can wear jeans and a t-shirt. However, for business casual and business dress environments, Im still a purist. Retrieve Your Files with Ease Is You Boss Not Giving You Enough Work?

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Cubicle Etiquette 101

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Home About Me Advertise Cubicle Etiquette 101 By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, November 01, 2007 Filed Under: Office Gossip , Productivity D o you find that your colleagues are hovering around you when youre on the phone? Ive been in offices where loud music is acceptable with people shouting over cubicles at each other, which was perfectly acceptable - it made the environment vibrant and fosters team unity.

Tips for Office Costumes at Halloween

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Home About Me Advertise Tips for Office Costumes at Halloween By The Professional Assistant on Friday, October 31, 2008 Filed Under: Productivity H appy Halloween everyone! Remember that you are in a professional environment and have to upkeep this attitude. Retrieve Your Files with Ease Is You Boss Not Giving You Enough Work?

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Got the Flu? Work from Home!

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By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, January 10, 2008 Filed Under: Client Service , Networking , Productivity A re you stuck at home because youre sick? Basically, this allows you to connect to your work environment via your internet connection. You can connect to all network drives, network printers, even your own files. Retrieve Your Files with Ease Is You Boss Not Giving You Enough Work? Home About Me Advertise Got the Flu? Work from Home!

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Work From Home? Want to be More Productive?

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By The Professional Assistant on Friday, February 29, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Excel , Organize , Productivity A re you a Virtual/ Professional Assistant or want to become one? Virtual Assistant Manager is a website that I recently stumbled upon which helps you and/or your organization thrive in this type of environment. Retrieve Your Files with Ease Is You Boss Not Giving You Enough Work? Home About Me Advertise Work From Home? Want to be More Productive?

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Top Reasons for Working in Large and Small Companies

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Home About Me Advertise Top Reasons for Working in Large and Small Companies By The Professional Assistant on Monday, February 25, 2008 Filed Under: Job Seeking , Productivity , Travel D o you work in a large company ? It’s considered a more family friendly environment. Retrieve Your Files with Ease Is You Boss Not Giving You Enough Work?

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Using Microsoft Outlook Calendar Properly

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Home About Me Advertise Using Microsoft Outlook Calendar Properly By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 Filed Under: Meetings , MS-Outlook , Organize , Productivity A re you trying to book a meeting with someone or a group of people? The default colours would be: Tentative: Blue with white diagonal stripes through it Busy: Blue Out of Office: Purple Keeping these tips in mind will create a more productive environment for you and your staff members.

A Better Cup of Coffee to be More Productive!

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By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, November 29, 2007 Filed Under: Productivity D o you feel like you need a coffee fix every day? So the next time you drink a cup of java and realize that its not the greatest in taste (like the one I have at work - but have gotten used to it over time and loving it), ask your office manager if they are willing to dish out a little extra green to supplement a better working environment.

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Tips on Handling Deadlines

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Home About Me Advertise Tips on Handling Deadlines By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, October 31, 2007 Filed Under: Organize , Prioritize , Productivity D o you hate deadlines? Theres just 8 hours in a work day (give or take, depending your work environment) and you can only do so much. Retrieve Your Files with Ease Is You Boss Not Giving You Enough Work?

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The Paperless Society: A dream or a necessity?

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Public pressure has made governments move to set new targets and goals for the environment, and they have made advances in going paperless with the acceptance of e-filing of documents and setting standards for waste management. The new buzz words when it comes to the environment are environmental sustainability and on a more personal level our ability to leave minimal carbon footprints.

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Fight or Flight? Dealing with a Difficult Colleague!

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By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, March 06, 2008 Filed Under: Job Seeking , Meetings , Office Gossip , Productivity H ave you had or are in a situation where your colleague is making your life miserable? If all else fails, you might want to start considering what type of work environment you are in. Retrieve Your Files with Ease Is You Boss Not Giving You Enough Work? Home About Me Advertise Fight or Flight? Dealing with a Difficult Colleague!

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Let your fingers do the walking: Quick keyboard shortcut keys

Laughing all the Way to Work

Better for you ergonomically as well. Building Relationships one Assistant at a Time ► April (2) Keeping focussed in a busy environment When your boss arranges meetings behind your back.