Attracting Productivity: Work Environments

Professional Assistant Blog

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.

Joan’s Naughty and Nice List for Assistants

Office Dynamics

Gossip about your peers (or anyone else). Gossip about your peers (or anyone else). Attitude Communication Skills Professional Image Self Development Work EnvironmentDuring a Facebook Live event Joan Burge, Founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International, had discussed her Naughty and Nice List for Assistants. This discussion highlighted many great things that can be practiced in the office as well as actions that should be avoided.

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Fighting Office Dragons

Office Dynamics

Co-workers can appear to be dragons when they: gossip. Admin Assistant Training Attitude Conflict Resolution Problem Solving Professional Image Self Development Work EnvironmentI have been speaking about office dragons for years and how to professionally deal with the dragons. Dragons were huge, dominating, fictitious creatures. Medieval writers had vivid imaginations for big, scary things. For many people, work is like a dragon.

2018 154

HR How-To: Tips to Handle Common Workplace Controversies

Office Dynamics

It is important to know how to effectively handle controversy so that the work environment can remain pleasant and productive. You can employ several techniques as a mediator that will help you work through any high-stress situations that come your way, such as these tips on how to skillfully navigate through some of the most controversial conversations within the work environment: Sexual Harassment. Unsafe Working Environment.

2016 103

The Top Reasons Why Employees Leave Their Jobs

Dumb Little Man

The culture, work environment, relationship with co-workers all affect why you do not want to pursue that job anymore. Going through ultimate boredom or an extremely toxic environment can be enough to make you quit. No explicit communication and lots of expectations can leave both the employee and employer unhappy with how things shape up in the work environment. Toxic Environment at Work. Too much of office gossip. People quit their jobs for a lot of reasons.

2019 145

How Companies Should Handle Office Romance

Dumb Little Man

It can be as simple as creating an environment where employees are comfortable openly discussing office romance. 42% of UK workers said the worst thing about their relationship with a colleague was being the subject of gossip. If employees are familiar with office romance and feel confident approaching their peers or managers to discuss their relationship, there is less risk of it being either a secret or a subject of gossip.

2020 147

Co-Workers Annoying You?

Professional Assistant Blog

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. Home About Me Advertise Co-Workers Annoying You? Do you wish you could take a fog horn and toot it around, just so that they would quiet down? Its an open-concept office and at times, I would like my colleagues to simmer down a bit.

2007 122

5 Ways to Fix Workplace Drama

45 Things

Workplace drama can come in many different forms, from the gossiping colleague to the co-worker who yells (or cries) when under stress. Such an environment hurts productivity, teamwork and creativity, and can eventually lead to employees leaving. Walk away from gossip. In any workplace, there are gossips who love to have listeners. Don't be one of them, even if the gossiper is using a fun-loving "Wait until you hear this!"

2018 56

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. 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

Where Is the Love?

Eat Your Career

I’ve been in professional environments where the tension was so thick you could practically taste it. The gossip and backstabbing and flat-out sabotage was almost comical. Do you ever find yourself stumbling around your workplace wondering, “Where is the love?”. People literally hated one another. They actively worked against their teammates. Like something out of a movie. Office Space with a really negative twist.

2012 156

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. 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

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?

2017 165

Dispelling the Personal Assistant myth

Practically Perfect PA

We are no longer referred to as ‘the girl’ and we certainly do not have to balance our feminine charms with a can do attitude in a male dominated office environment. We do have to remain silent even if we know intimate details about our boss that might be brilliant gossip.

2013 213

Quiz: Is Your Attitude Hurting Your Career?

Eat Your Career

In a professional environment, it’s especially important to keep a positive attitude. Your constant workplace gossip is going to get you in trouble quickly if you don’t cut it out. Remember that gossip is incredibly harmful and unproductive. There’s an old saying: “Attitude is everything”. And it’s really true. Did you know that your perspective can actually change your reality?

2012 157

Climb the career tree, all the way to the top!

Practically Perfect PA

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. Are you motivated to get your career moving this year?

2015 165

5 Benefits of Making Friends at Work

Dumb Little Man

Many fear gossip and inside politics. That goes to show that more than half the people stated that they value a place with a friendly environment. Having been through all kinds of working environments, I can honestly say that I feel more motivated at work when I’m around people I like and enjoy talking to. You spend the majority of your waking hours at work than at home or anywhere else.

2016 130

A staff away day that worked

Practically Perfect PA

Often no one actually thinks what the value is of running the meeting and you can’t count hangovers and gossip generated from the evenings drinks! Gave the attendees a very creative environment in which to work. Many of us will have no doubt at some level been involved in the Staff Away. Love it or loath it, they are events that we need to support. I’ve actually in the past run the entire event and it is such a large challenge.

2016 128

Passive Agressive Tendencies? You’re Not Fooling Anyone

Eat Your Career

The problem then snowballs and there’s a bunch of unsaid animosity that comes out in snippy emails and rude comments and eye rolling and gossip and anonymous notes. It creates a toxic environment that spreads like wildfire. This article is the ninth in a 10-part series on the topic of overcoming career-limiting habits. The other day, while being decidedly unproductive , I stumbled upon a little gem of a website called PassiveAgressiveNotes.com.

2011 159

10 Tips for Being a Good Neighbour at Work

Ian's Messy Desk

Know your own weaknesses : Don’t get caught up in gossip. It is important that you do what is possible to create a fun and friendly environment to keep up moral and motivate strong performance. These are excellent tips to create a great working environment. Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

2010 157

Practically Perfect PA visits: The Hilton Anatole, Dallas

Practically Perfect PA

Flexible Work Environment. In fact, there were loads of dining options at the Hilton Anatole including the Gossip Bar which was voted the best nightlife cocktails by Dallas AOL City Guide. I’ve been told that everything is bigger in Texas and that is certainly the case when it comes to the Hilton Anatole. It is a massive hotel!

2014 135

Fight or Flight? Dealing with a Difficult Colleague!

Professional Assistant Blog

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? Then she spends at least the first hour discussing what she did the day before at home; cooking, cleaning, shopping, gossiping , what ever she did after she left work. If all else fails, you might want to start considering what type of work environment you are in.

2008 109

Are You An Emotional Packrat?

Dumb Little Man

Just as you don't think about, gossip about or otherwise worry about other people it's unlikely that they are any different. There's a lot of talk these days about decluttering and simplifying our homes , schedules, and work environments I think we should also add our emotions to that list. Confession time, until a few years ago I was an emotional packrat.

2010 219

Cubicle Etiquette 101

Professional Assistant Blog

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? If you would like more tips such as these, please read my articles on gossiping in the workplace.

Dispelling the Personal Assistant myth

Practically Perfect PA

We are no longer referred to as ‘the girl’ and we certainly do not have to balance our feminine charms with a can do attitude in a male dominated office environment. We do have to remain silent even if we know intimate details about our boss that might be brilliant gossip.

2013 100

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.

2010 109

7 Idioms from the Military

Daily Writing Tips

In the same way that office workers gather around a water cooler to share gossip, the scuttlebutt was the locale of idle talk among mariners. Hence, scuttlebutt came to refer to the gossip itself, and the usage was extended to civilian environments. Military terminology and slang is a rich source of expressive expressions.

2012 71

Men Wearing Shorts At The Office?

Professional Assistant Blog

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. Post from: Administrative Assistant Tips 2comments for this post Jodith I have no problems with shorts in the office if its a casual environment (and I mean casual, not business casual). However, for business casual and business dress environments, Im still a purist.

2008 100

4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues

Professional Assistant Blog

Do they make inappropriate comments in a professional environment? Home About Me Advertise 4 Ways to Cope with Difficult Colleagues By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, December 04, 2007 Filed Under: Productivity D o you find yourself having to deal with a difficult person in your office? Do you feel that they are overbearing and don’t know when to keep their opinions to themselves?

2007 138

Tips for Office Costumes at Halloween

Professional Assistant Blog

Remember that you are in a professional environment and have to upkeep this attitude. 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! You walk into the office and notice all of the Halloween decorations. A spider here, a goblin there. Then a bunch of co-workers show up in costumes. What a sight! Do you like to dress up in fancy or scary costumes for this occasion?

2008 100

How to Deal With Annoying People at Work

45 Things

Or, you gossip about the person via email with your colleagues at work. At worst, it makes you immature and a gossip. Open office plans are being touted as a great way to improve collaboration, but ask anyone who has to labor in such an environment and they will say the constant noise drives them batty. If you love your job but find some people at work have gotten on your last nerve, you're not alone. There is the guy with the bad breath.

2016 40

Work From Home? Want to be More Productive?

Professional Assistant Blog

Virtual Assistant Manager is a website that I recently stumbled upon which helps you and/or your organization thrive in this type of environment. Home About Me Advertise Work From Home? Want to be More Productive? 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? Do you work from home on a regular basis? Are you just starting out or already have a thriving business?

2008 100

Top Reasons for Working in Large and Small Companies

Professional Assistant Blog

It’s considered a more family friendly environment. 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 ? A small company ? Do you find that you prefer one over the other? I have worked in several jobs where the firms were large and small.

2008 100

Using Microsoft Outlook Calendar Properly

Professional Assistant Blog

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. 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?

Got the Flu? Work from Home!

Professional Assistant Blog

Basically, this allows you to connect to your work environment via your internet connection. Home About Me Advertise Got the Flu? Work from Home! By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, January 10, 2008 Filed Under: Client Service , Networking , Productivity A re you stuck at home because youre sick? Did your co-worker, significant other or a client give you a surprise by coughing and sneezing around you? Dont you wish you could be where they are (to the left) instead?

2008 100

A Better Cup of Coffee to be More Productive!

Professional Assistant Blog

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. Home About Me Advertise A Better Cup of Coffee to be More Productive!

2007 100

Tips on Handling Deadlines

Professional Assistant Blog

Theres just 8 hours in a work day (give or take, depending your work environment) and you can only do so much. 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? Do you feel jittery each time you receive a task that needs to be completed yesterday? There are times when people come up to me and expect things to be done right away.

2007 100

Retrieve Your Files With Ease

Professional Assistant Blog

Post from: Administrative Assistant Tips My answer to this is: 1 comments for this post American Folder Company Great Article--As we at American Folder Company understand the challenges that many office environments face each day. 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?

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What We Can Learn About Careers from Pope Francis

45 Things

Let''s not forget in this competitive environment, sometimes the best thing you can do is be a good listener for a struggling co-worker, or even offer to take a stressed manager out for coffee. 9) Committing the ''terrorism of gossip. "It''s (Photo courtesy of MSNBC) Recently, Pope Francis listed 15 "ailments" that he believed were infecting the Catholic Church. But I think we should also take this to heart in our workplace.

2014 55

How To Avoid Being A Toxic Person: 13 Simple Tips

Brilliantly Better

What really counts in this dusty environment is to try lowering this pollution index as much as we can. Don’t Gossip Talking behind other people’s back is like putting your exhaustion pipe to somebody else door, while pretending you’re looking in a different direction. If you help somebody out, you will in fact create a fresher environment for yourself. Adjust instantly to new environments.

2010 87

How Do Others Perceive You?

45 Things

You're a woman in a mostly male environment. Try to limit interactions with gossips while spending more time talking to those who are well respected. My friends in college used to tease me because they said when someone walked into a room, I looked them up and down, from head to toe. I wasn't aware I was doing this -- until I realized that I could later remember everything the person was wearing.

2012 73

Full-time Freelance Writing Jobs | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

Full-time “Employed&# Writing – The Pros: You get to work in an exciting, fast-paced work environment. So if you’re the social type, you’ll want all the personal contact you get from a corporate office environment. Gossip. Add the mental toll to a stressful work environment and you have a recipe for going postal. You can enjoy a quiet, stress-free work environment.

2010 53

The importance of having someone to talk to

Laughing all the Way to Work

The problem that sometimes occurs with sharing with current co-workers is it can turn into office gossip. 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

Psst! I'm in a bad mood, pass it on.

Laughing all the Way to Work

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. 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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