Why Your Small Business Must Have an Internal Employee App?

Dumb Little Man

An internal employee app is a great way for organizations to engage with their employees. An internal employee engagement app would be effective in doing this. With an internal employee app, employees are encouraged to use their phones at work to access the app.

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How to create an internal Assistant network

Practically Perfect PA

During the Virtual Summit October 2017, we had the amazing Simone White, Executive Assistant and Global Chair of GAIN – Administrative Professionals Network at BlackRock train our group of attendees on starting their own internal network for Assistants. Career Development Featured Networking Video admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant


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Is Internal or External Management Training Best for your Business?

Small Business CEO

There are two ways a business can train its employees: either internally, or with the help of a third-party company.… … The post Is Internal or External Management Training Best for your Business? Management management training

2021 56

Who Is Office Dynamics International?

Office Dynamics

At Office Dynamics International we are celebrating 25 years of serving the administrative profession. How long have you been a friend of Office Dynamics International? Perhaps you’ve known us for a long time or you’re new around here. Either way, we want you to know who we are and what we believe. We Passionately Believe. The administrative role is a noble calling. In a “Career of Choice” mentality.

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

Office Dynamics

And finally, as an employee, I was fortunate to have managers and co-workers who provided me immense opportunities to lean in and lift up. . 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. I would like to “celebrate, support and collaborate with other women” in honor of International Women’s Day.

2020 156

Hire an Intern

Small Business Labs

We have 4 interns working with us this summer.    Interns, of course, are a challenge to manage.    But we think the good of interns way outweighs the bad.  Our interns, being college students, are natural Internet users.  With   One of our interns is working on several social media related projects for us.      Interns also force to us focus.  Our

4 Questions Beginners Ask About International Shipping

Small Business CEO

But shipping products, especially internationally, can be expensive. … The post 4 Questions Beginners Ask About International Shipping appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO. Management shipping

Smart Ways to Manage International Transactions for Your Small Business

Small Business CEO

Having an international presence is one of the best choices a small business can make. With the international consuming class expected to grow by 75% to 4.2 billion people by 2025, expanding your operations overseas will give you the opportunity to capitalize on international demand and enhance sales potential of your current offerings. A major one is international payments. Conventional banks often put hefty fees on international transactions for businesses.

How to Stop Wasting Time – Internal Factors

Ian's Messy Desk

These time-wasters fall into two types: internal, those things we generate and external, those things that come at us from outside. Taking on more than you can manage only leads to frustration as nothing gets done very well. Break the task into small pieces – if the whole seems too big to tackle, break it into manageable sub-tasks. Schedule your work to best manage routine or tedious tasks.

Assistants as information managers

Practically Perfect PA

Back in 2013 HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences in Helsinki, Finland released the Management Assistant 2020 report , which detailed how the role of an Assistant will change by 2020. One of the predictions centred around the idea that Assistants would become information managers in their organisations. So what do we mean by Assistants as information managers? This is what the report says about Assistants as information managers.

2017 136

How to Become Great by Managing Procrastination

Dumb Little Man

Managing Procrastination. Greatness also requires the ability to manage procrastination. The trick here is to break the task down into small, manageable chunks. She is the Founder and Principal of Gail Golden Consulting, LLC , an international management psychology consulting firm, helping business leaders and organizations hit peak performance by drawing on her unique cross-background perspective as a licensed psychologist and an MBA-holding entrepreneur.

2020 186

Why Your business Should Really Consider Operating Internationally

Small Business CEO

If the answers are unfavourable to more than three of these questions, then you should really consider expanding to an international market – here are the top reasons for doing so: New Customers. … Management business expansion business operations international business

How to Know When to Go International?

Small Business CEO

Many companies will make the decision after a few years, that it is time to venture into international markets, whereas some dive in straight away after only a few weeks; but how can either of them know if they are ready to do so? International clients may expect credit for longer than your domestic clients, and there will be administration costs and transportation fees too. Do Your Management Agree? Marketing business expansion international markets

A Complete Walkthrough For Managing Your Momentum

Dumb Little Man

Procrastination can also be influenced by your internal condition. managing momentum and becoming more proactive in your efforts. The post A Complete Walkthrough For Managing Your Momentum appeared first on Dumb Little Man. Often we find ourselves going until we crash and burn. We often dedicate the wrong time to certain tasks, ultimately draining ourselves of the motivation we’ll later need.

2020 157

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. It is so important to stop and celebrate yourself, your team, your manager, your company – when you hit a big goal or you accomplish something you’ve been working toward for some time. The post 10+ Lessons Learned In My 10 Years with Office Dynamics International appeared first on Office Dynamics.

2017 159

Easy event management

Practically Perfect PA

We recently worked with Gallus Events who managed our Assist Travel event in London. The event management was seamless and one of the main reasons was because they used an online event registration / management platform called Eventbrite. Eventbrite Event Management. What events can be managed on Eventbrite? If you have a staff away day using Eventbrite will save you hours or possibly days in the management of the event!

2015 152

3 Simple Ways to End Internal Communication Woes

Small Business CEO

Management business communication internal communicationIn military forces around the world, top-notch communication skills, or a lack thereof, are considered a life and death issue. After all, any slip in the communication lines can result in catastrophe – soldiers can lose their lives, innocent civilians can be killed or harmed, wars can be lost.

5 Steps for Managing Your IT Audit & Security Career In Strange Times

Dumb Little Man

Now, the question is, amid crisis how should we be thinking about our career management? We, as a generation, are facing trouble in managing and balancing work and family, managing stress, and continuously staying connected with co-workers and remote teams in this era of ‘new normal’.

2020 211

Which tasks should assistants manage?

Practically Perfect PA

There are so many ways we can help them with this from managing their calendar effectively, minimising interruptions and generally keeping them on track. Another way we can ensure our managers stay focused is to take control of certain tasks that they should really have no involvement with (or should just been informed as and when they need to be). Assistants should conduct research on behalf of their manager. Email and diary management.

2014 176

Rope-a-Dope and International Affairs

Daily Writing Tips

I don’t know how I’ve managed to go so long without encountering this expression, but I hadn’t a clue as to what Simon meant by “the rope-a-dope strategy.”. The other day I began listening to an interview between NPR’s Scott Simon and Dennis Ross, a member of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

How to Best Work With International Colleagues

45 Things

When Erin Meyer visited Tokyo with a Japanese colleague shortly after her book, “The Culture Map” was published, she agreed to speak to about 20 Japanese managers. After her presentation, she asked if there were any questions or comments. “No No hands went up, so I went to sit down,” she recalls. But then her Japanese colleague whispered to her that he believed there were some comments. Would it be OK if he tried to solicit some feedback? Meyer agreed.

The Ultimate Guide to Managing Trading Risk

Dumb Little Man

This isn’t only true only when countries have to pass through internal turmoils. Some international political developments like the tense situation brewing between the US and North Korea are under the scrutiny of investors across the world. The post The Ultimate Guide to Managing Trading Risk appeared first on Dumb Little Man. The Australian share market experienced unprecedented turbulence in the first week of February 2018 when it lost $60 billion.

2018 144

Research: Internal Moves Smarter Than Job Hopping

45 Things

Researchers say that while employees receive pay boosts with an internal job move, an external move may not have as much potential. "[W]hen It does suggest that internal moves are quite important in moving ahead in your career," says Matthew Bidwell, a management professor and one of the researchers. It is those internal moves that lead to advances in pay, rank and responsibility, and provide long-term gains in pay and satisfaction,” Bidwell says

Learn How to Manage Your Boss

Ian's Messy Desk

And whether you think your boss is brilliant or a bore, the fact is that you have to manage the relationship with your boss if you want to advance your career. Many of us give little thought to managing our supervisors. Employees , consider your immediate supervisor as an important internal customers. Practise time management skills and schedule time each week for networking. Learn to manage your supervisor by taking initiative, being professional and resourceful.

2012 170

How to Manage the Rush Jobs

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Manage the Rush Jobs appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Fifteen minutes later another manager comes by looking for last-minute help with a PowerPoint presentation. Meanwhile, you’ve skipped lunch, a courier is waiting on a delivery from you and the intern is hovering, looking for approval on the next step. How Project Management Apps Help You to Always Know Everything. You just finished reading How to Manage the Rush Jobs !

2014 193

Suprapubic Catheter Care: Health and Bladder Management

Dumb Little Man

Do you need a guide to suprapubic catheter care and bladder management? Those who have any type of internalized catheter will be more likely to experience bladder stones and urinary tract infections. These are less problematic with other bladder management options such as intermittent catheterisation or sheath drainage. The post Suprapubic Catheter Care: Health and Bladder Management appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

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Advice For Handling International Business Payments

Small Business CEO

But how do you conduct business internationally when it comes to the actual payment itself? Listen to the podcast interview for Sherif’s tips and advice on how small businesses can manage international payments. With the wonders of modern technology, it’s getting easier and easier for businesses to connect to foreign markets. Between currency conversions and exchange rates, you may be tempted to throw up your hands in defeat. But wait!

The Most Common Distractions At Work and How To Manage Them

Dumb Little Man

Because as you’re aware that you’re losing time, you may try to manage your tasks quicker to compensate the time you’ve lost, which increases the chance of an error. In addition, distractions can occur in separate environments – internally (affected by emotions) and externally (affected by environment). Is it internal or external? The post The Most Common Distractions At Work and How To Manage Them appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

2019 140

Top tip guide to managing global ground transport

Practically Perfect PA

If you need an international service, check that your service provider operates in all the countries on your itinerary. Knowing this information will allow you to manage your travellers’ expectations – that way, when they get a Hyundai instead of a Mercedes S-Class, they’ll understand why! Also, if you are managing expenses and payments for travel, find out if your supplier can supply invoices from around the world in GBP. It sounds simple.

2014 173

How to Master The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers

Office Dynamics

The article, Juggling: The Art of Supporting Multiple Managers by Stacy Leitner was originally posted at AGreatDaysWork.com. If you are an assistant who works with multiple managers or executives, you know the work can be overwhelming at times. However, after a recent turn of events such as staffing vacancies and promotions, I have found myself providing administrative support to several other key managers while we recruit for vacant positions.

2016 140

5 Organisational Benefits of Managed Training Services

The Small Business Blog

As more and more companies turn to managed training services to deliver their training and development requirements, many HR & L&D professionals are wondering whether it is time that their organisation did the same. It can be a tough decision – especially when you already have a pool of highly skilled internal L&D talent which… Read the full article here: 5 Organisational Benefits of Managed Training Services on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG.

How to Help Your Manager Get Things Done – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

This is the best blog for advice for administrative assistants and executive assistants provided by Office Dynamics International. Ok, Renee is wondering how does an administrative assistant manage her manager or executive? Does Renee start with managing deadlines, learning how to schedule properly? How do you help your manager get things done?

2019 140

Revolutionary Ways Assistants Can Get Information from Their Managers

Office Dynamics

We were really excited about this activity because the main goal was to get assistants to come up with revolutionary solutions on time-old problems such as managers not making time for their assistants; managers not providing sufficient information to their assistants; handling constantly changing priorities; getting support for training and development. The 4 main topics to be addressed were: Revolutionary ways to get the communication and information you need from your manager.

2016 166

Time Management Skill: Handling Interuptions Professionally – the Saying No Fallacy

Ian's Messy Desk

For years authors of books and articles about Time Management and leaders of Time Management seminars have suggested numerous simplistic, unrealistic approaches to solving the interruption problem. The most mentioned and most ridiculous suggestion among the Time Management tips is “learn how to say NO.&# Today, you need Time Management strategies and Time Management tools that work and are based on ethical behavior. Image by Ian McKenzie via Flickr.

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The Art and Science of Managing Expectations


It’s the art and science of managing those expectations that creates the difference between success and stress in our day-to-day lives. ” Expectations coming from outside sources are perfect candidates for managing the Idea Pump way…capture, act, report. Managing an expectation can only begin when you know what is expected. Maybe not immediately (remember this is managing expectations, not prioritization) but make sure the expectation is met.

2013 46

How to Manage the Rush Jobs

Ian's Messy Desk

Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap How to Manage the Rush Jobs Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on May 13, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Fifteen minutes later another manager comes by looking for last-minute help with a PowerPoint presentation. Meanwhile, you’ve skipped lunch, a courier is waiting on a delivery from you and the intern is hovering, looking for approval on the next step.

2010 162

8 Steps to Effective Records Management

Ian's Messy Desk

Without a doubt, records are a big part of the corporate life and managing these records one of the building blocks for a transparent and credible organization. Effective records management practice takes it a step further in making a successful, operational business. Records management doesn’t have to be a time or cost-intensive activity. If you don’t have a structured records-management policy or plan in place, there will be some cost is getting one established.

2012 135

Streamlining the Management of Your Construction Business

Small Business CEO

Managing a construction business can be very strenuous. However, with the availability of innovative software and technologies, construction project managers are able to streamline the various process involved to build smarter and faster projects. Planning a construction projects takes too many details into consideration but even with the best laid plans, there are many internal and external variables to cause the plan to go awry.

2016 80

Administrative Training Pioneer Celebrates Unlikely 25-Year Anniversary

Office Dynamics

ADMINISTRATIVE TRAINING PIONEER, OFFICE DYNAMICS INTERNATIONAL, CELEBRATES UNLIKELY 25-YEAR ANNIVERSARY. On Thursday, June 4 th , Office Dynamics International, a trailblazing leader in the field of training and development for administrative professionals, will celebrate its 25 th business anniversary—an immeasurable feat considering the odds stacked against it. Office Dynamics International continues to be the leading provider in what has become a rapidly growing niche market.

How Guy Kawasaki Manages His Social Media Presence

Ian's Messy Desk

It is a good insight into how “one” person, Guy Kawasaki , manages a large social-media presence. Many people ask me how I manage my social media accounts (and others make stuff up rather than figure out what I do). We pay several as editors — they are not “interns” in the sense of unpaid students. Peg Fitzpatrick manages the Facebook.com/guysco brand page. On Pinterest, I’m Guy Kawasaki , but Peg Fitzpatrick manages my Pinterest presence.

Is Software Asset Management dead, or has it taken a back seat to License Management?

The Small Business Blog

Software industry specialists worked together back in 2006 to determine an international standard for Software Asset Management which would enable companies to prove that they were in full compliance with the rigorous demands set out in line with ISO/IEC 19700-1.

2012 150

Mastering Project Management - Webinar

Office Dynamics

Find the best way to manage your projects – without letting them manage you! Mastering Project Management. Business Management Daily. We all manage projects from time to time. But just because you manage a project, does that make you a project manager? True project management professionals know the steps to take – and the steps to AVOID – for perfect projects every time. Join us May 23 to discover: Perceptions of Project Management.

Managing the Micromanager

The Office Professionals Place

Monday, August 24, 2009 Managing the Micromanager The job description did not include managing a micromanager. Some managers feel that they would do the project themselves just so they know it will get done their way. If others are involved in the project, cc your manager on emails so that they are kept in the "loop." Asking questions and providing a summary of the response gives the manager assurance that you understand the project.

2009 109