Adhering to the "Open Door" Policy

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Home About Me Advertise Adhering to the "Open Door" Policy By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 Filed Under: Meetings , Prioritize I n my last job, I had my own office. We strive for an “open door” policy, but of course, there are times when the managers hold meetings or make phone calls and have their door closed. Just remember, if your company has an “open door” policy, please adhere to it.

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When the printer/scanner/fax breaks down I am ultimately the person who troubleshoots and fixes the machine in question. Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards – for e.g. Gifts and Entertainment Policy. Interpret administrative and operating policies and procedures. Jennifer Corcoran is an Office Manager with 20 years’ admin/PA experience working with Senior Executives at international level.

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Miscommunication, Misfiled, and Misplaced = Misrepresentation

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Self Defense for Admins

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Elevate Your Elevator Speech

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Overcome your Independency

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Effectively Deal with Anger in the Workplace

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Increase Productivity with Keyboard Shortcuts

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Working by the 80 – 20 Principle

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The Office Professionals Code of Conduct

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Dealing with Workplace PMS - Poor Management System

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Businesses change policies and procedures constantly. The Office Professionals Place Topics Communication (18) Development (5) Leadership (6) Productivity (10) Tips/Techniques (14) Workplace Humor (1) Workplace Mental Health (13) The Office Professionals Place Privacy Policy The privacy of our visitors to [link] is important to us. Look into purchasing an all-in-one fax, printer, and copier.

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Tips for Office Costumes at Halloween

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Luckily, in my office, we dress in casual clothes all of the time and we do have a corporate policy of being able to dress up in a costume for this event. Check with your Human Resources Department or manager to see if this falls into your corporate policy. 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!

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Acknowledge the Elephant in the Room

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The 'Bcc'- Friend or Foe

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Tax Tip for the Office Professional

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Are you Ga Ga For Google?

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Thinking Differently about Difficult People

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10 Scariest Excuses to tell your supervisor when you call off work

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Bosses Day - October 16

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Avoid Conference Call Catastrophes

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Surviving the New Boss

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Communication Case #2 - the Mind Reader

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You Can Be the Leader You Were Born to Be

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Around the World Wide Web in 5 Seconds

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A Day in the Life of an Admin

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Abusing Work Hours

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4 Ways to do a Midday Power Up

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Message from the Creator - Dewoun Hayes

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Cubicle Etiquette 101

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Our workplace actually has a policy of not allowing them any longer. 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? Do you feel that you are not being respected when you are doing something urgent and people just barge in on you?

Digital Detox

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Who Called? Use A Phone Call Log!

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You can purge the files as needed, depending on your companys situation and/or policy. Home About Me Advertise Who Called? Use A Phone Call Log! By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, October 09, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Excel , Organize , Productivity D o you find that when you receive phone calls or voice mail messages, you cant remember who called, what time they called, who they were trying to call, etc?

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Managing the Micromanager

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Cover Your Tracks: E-mail Archiving

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The reason I use the latter method is because our company policy is that we cant download any software that IT doesnt approve. Home About Me Advertise Cover Your Tracks: E-mail Archiving By The Professional Assistant on Friday, September 05, 2008 Filed Under: MS-Outlook , Organize , Productivity , System Security D o you back up your e-mails in Microsoft Outlook ? What would happen if your company gets audited or your manager asks you for an e-mail from a few years ago?

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To Speak or Not to Speak?

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If You Want Something Done, Thank Others for What They Do

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A New Resolution for the New Year

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Take the “Jingle” out of Holiday Stress

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Proper Business Dining Etiquette

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per coat Of course, these rules change slightly if you are in foreign countries or will be dining with international guests, so dont forget to do your homework of their countries customs. The Office Professionals Place Topics Communication (18) Development (5) Leadership (6) Productivity (10) Tips/Techniques (14) Workplace Humor (1) Workplace Mental Health (13) The Office Professionals Place Privacy Policy The privacy of our visitors to [link] is important to us.