How Managers Can Help Stressed Out Employees

Dumb Little Man

Stress management for employees is important as it allows them to give their best at work. A stressed-out employee will never be able to perform well. Therefore, managers should always aim to provide a relaxed environment for their employees to work in. Stress Workplace

2019 177

7 Awesome Ways to Effectively Manage Your Stress on Weekdays

Dumb Little Man

Stress is a silent killer and if you’re not doing well in coping with stress at work, it can spell problems for you. Stress can strike anyone, even the most optimistic and energetic of people. Heart disease, accelerated aging, and diabetes are linked to stress.

2019 168

Business travel without the stress

Practically Perfect PA

Business travel can be a stressful experience. Unfamiliar surroundings, time and performance pressures, networking in a second or third language, and a confused body clock all contribute to rising stress levels.

Travel 203

Core soft skill: Resilience

Practically Perfect PA

Today I am going to start a new one – Core Skills. I’m not just going to write about which skills we need I am also going to look at how these skills are linked to the role specifically. Well, it seems to be the skill of the moment within the industry.

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9 Ways to Improve Your Organization Skills for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Organization skills for administrative assistants are one of the most valuable skills to have as an administrative assistant. Fortunately, there are at least 9 ways to improve your organization skills as an administrative assistant without too much effort on your part.

2019 215

Stress Management Techniques

Ian's Messy Desk

Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Stress Management Techniques Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on August 23, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Stress related symptoms can be broken down into four major categories.

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Core soft skills: Diplomacy

Practically Perfect PA

Next up in our series of blog posts on core soft skills I am going to look at diplomacy and tact for assistants. Assistants have to possess a number of soft or interpersonal skills. It is a skill that allows assistants to find common ground with every person at every level of business.

Skills 180

9 Ways to Improve Your Organization Skills

Office Dynamics

Organization skills is the one thing most successful business owners have in common. Fortunately, there are at least 9 ways to improve your organization skills without too much effort on your part. Organization skills are crucial for the success of any business.

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5 Must-Have Skills for Progressive Assistants From Joan’s book, Who Took My Pen… Again?

Office Dynamics

You have the fundamentals down pat and even demonstrate advanced skill sets. What might be missing from your bag of skills? Being a future thinker will decrease your pressure and stress. Career Management Creativity Problem Solving Self Development

2019 181

The Top Skills Executives Want From Assistants Today

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics often surveys managers and high-level executives as to the skills, attitudes, and behaviors that are most important for an assistant to possess. Communication skills, both oral and written, are a must-have. Technological skills are a must-have to keep up with the pace and dynamics of the job. A must-have skill when managing your executive’s calendar is to understand your executive must have down time.”.

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Effective Communication Skills

Ian's Messy Desk

Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Effective Communication Skills Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on June 28, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. How many of the items on your list apply specifically to the communication skill of persuasion?

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Best tips on working with multiple managers

Practically Perfect PA

Last month I asked everyone on the Practically Perfect PA social media platforms to give me their best tips on working with multiple managers. Here are my best tips on working with multiple managers. I look for ways to develop/enhance strong people skills and master my emotions.

2017 236

Communicating With Your Manager

Office Dynamics

This is the best advice you will ever receive on how to build a strategic partnership with your executive, manage their day, and stay on top of the volumes of tasks and projects you have to handle. When it comes to e-mail management, there are various approaches. Reduces stress.

2015 208

4 Types Of Stress At Work And How To Deal With Them

Dumb Little Man

More blessed, less stressed. The list can get long but one thing is present in all these factors- stress. Stress is the body’s natural response to pressure or danger around you. Every day, we encounter stress. However, too much stress can have negative effects on your health. Here are the common types of stress at work and how to manage them. Time Stress. This is the most common type of stress at work. How To Manage Time Stress.

2017 168

Outline of time management principles

Ian's Messy Desk

Principles of time management at work not only help you do your job more effectively, but practicing time management principles can lower your stress levels. Putting together a time-management plan takes time, but will pay dividends later. Time Management Tips That Work!

3 Ways to Master Manage Stress During the Holidays

Office Dynamics

To help you stay effective, achieve more and reduce stress, here are a few proven tips on managing time during this busy season: 1. This is an excellent best practice that can prevent mistakes during high-stress times when we’re often asked to “rush” certain projects.

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10 Tips to Manage Your Time Effectively Under Pressure

Dumb Little Man

Time management is one of the most important skills that you need to develop in life. With effective time management, you enable yourself to become more productive at achieving the goals and objectives assigned to you at work. The key to a stress-less mind is a balanced life.

2019 268

Six Simple Ways to Reduce Your Stress Levels

Dumb Little Man

Do you ever feel stressed? Modern life brings so many worries and anxieties that you probably feel stressed at least occasionally … and perhaps a lot more often than that. Whether you’re facing a demanding boss, a difficult colleague, a mountain of debt, a rebellious teen, or a computer that’s crashed and taken all your files with it, stress often seems like an inevitable part of modern life. Try being more active this week, and see whether you feel less stressed.

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The Skills You Need to be Great Boss

On The Job

Here's a story I did for Gannett/USA Today on what to do if you're interested in moving into the management ranks. Managers often are portrayed as incompetent nincompoops or royal jerks who should be locked in their cars and never allowed to interact with human beings again.

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Managing Your Time (Part 1 of a 4 Part Series)

Office Dynamics

I have been in the business world for 47 years now and one thing that never changes is managing our workload and setting priorities. Managing your time is about. Managing priorities and staying on the “A” priority before moving to B or C. The post Managing Your Time (Part 1 of a 4 Part Series) appeared first on Office Dynamics. Admin Assistant Training Career Management Motivators Organizational Skills Productivity Stress Management Time Management Work-Life Balance

2017 135

7 Tips to Manage Time and Priorities

Office Dynamics

My ‘To Do’ list is getting bigger and bigger; I am managing more people than ever before; and more people need my time and attention than ever before. 7 Tips to Manage Time and Priorities. How Do You Manage Time and Priorities Effectively? Hello, Motivators!

2014 165

5 Ways To Combat Stress At Work

Productivity Bits

A survey says that 40% of American workers report that their job are very or extremely stressful. Stress is a factor that we need to manage. There is no job that is stress-proof. It is a fact that, as office-workers, we go through some stressful situations in the many aspects of our office life. Here are some ways to keep stress at bay. Your desk might be one of the biggest sources of your stress. How do you combat your stress at work?

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7 Tips for Administrative and Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

There is always a fire to be put out, there is the juggling of 9,000 different tasks, and sometimes you are an assistant to more than one executive or manager. There are several things you can do to alleviate this stress/pain. Use Password Managers such as 1Password or LastPass.

2018 263

Why Being An Executive Assistant Is A Rewarding Career

Office Dynamics

I hear managers or Human Resource Professionals say it doesn’t take any special skill to be an administrative assistant. Manager of your executive’s work life. Stress reducer.

2016 208

Anatomy of an Executive Assistant Infographic

Office Dynamics

Assistants go out on a limb so their bosses won’t have to lift a finger. Excellence for them is not just a goal, but a habit. This infographic is part of a series celebrating administrative excellence.

2015 265

Managing Your Executive’s Day [Free Webinar Replay]

Office Dynamics

Managing Your Executive’s Day (October Free Webinar). As an administrative professional, you probably already know that a big part of your job involves “managing” other people—namely, the Executive(s) you support. Managing Your Executive’s Day Recommended Resources.

2015 246

Getting Things Done: The Art of Time Management

Dumb Little Man

It’s obviously not a lack of effort because everyone works pretty hard; it is more likely to be a lack of an important skill – time management. Workplace Procrastination Time Stress

2013 285

Fighting Office Dragons – Managers (1 of 3 part series)

Office Dynamics

Participants discuss 3 species of dragons: 1) Manager, 2) Co-workers, and 3) Themselves. Today, I will focus on the manager dragon. People in management positions usually have good reasons for taking certain actions and for making the decisions they make. Here are some questions to consider when you feel your leader or other managers are portraying dragon-like behaviors. There are many management styles. I believe in your skills and abilities.

2017 144

How to Improve Your Interviewing Skills

Job Advice Blog

A candidate has two challenges: first, to convince the hiring manager that he is the ideal candidate for the position, and second, to outshine the others (i.e., If presented well, the examples will convince the hiring manager you’re the right person for the job.

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Celebrating Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

Ideas on how to build better partnerships with your managers. Administrative Assistants Rock! Join our April Blog-A-Thon. April is just around the corner and we love celebrating administrative professionals! This is the month we can (and will) celebrate in a big way.

Office Dynamics Top 10 Blogs For Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

9 Ways to Improve Your Organizational Skills. Executive Assistant Time Management Tips. Career Management Communication Skills Executive And Assistant Partnership Mgr/Asst Team Problem Solving Productivity Self Development Stress Management Uncategorized Work Environment

Blog-a-Thon Bonus Announcement

Office Dynamics

BONUS BONUS BONUS!!! Get Bonus Entries In Our Blog-a-Thon For The Administrative Profession. For those of you who are participating in our blog-a-thon this April we want to give you even more ways to get entered to win. Announcing BONUS entries with social sharing.

2015 191

Snuff Out the Burnout

Office Dynamics

If you feel you are on the verge of stressing too much because of your job or even home life, take a step back. Attitude Interpersonal Skills Self Development Stress Management

2018 191

5 Reasons Why Office Admins are the New Power Job

Office Dynamics

Whether it’s finding the right caterer, meeting global counterparts from international office locations or brushing off your creative skills to whip up a spiffy PowerPoint presentation, you love tackling projects outside of your job scope (and even get excited at the opportunity!).

2016 204

Qualities Of A Great Assistant

Office Dynamics

If you are a manager reading this blog, check off the ones that apply to your administrative partner. Good communication skills. Organization skills. Interpersonal communication skills. Excellent calendaring skills. Excellent time management skills.

2015 205

Who Is Office Dynamics International?

Office Dynamics

Technical skills can be gleaned, but behavior must be taught. At Office Dynamics International we are celebrating 25 years of serving the administrative profession. Perhaps you’ve known us for a long time or you’re new around here.

The Future of the Administrative Profession

Office Dynamics

It’s important to recognize the difference between surviving and thriving, because the key to success is available to those who successfully manage to cross the bandwidth between the two. Single support executive assistants now juggled multiple managers.

2015 227

Personal Time Management

Ian's Messy Desk

Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Personal Time Management Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on July 21, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. A Key to a Better Life Personal time management is about focus. Time management involves everything you do.

All the free training we offer in one place!

Office Dynamics

October: Managing Your Executive’s Day (Part 1) Webinar. October: Managing Your Executive’s Day (Part 2) Webinar. At Office Dynamics International we love what we do.

2015 208

Best Money Management Tips For Students

Dumb Little Man

If you don’t know how to set a budget and stick with it, you can end up broke and more stressed out. To make sure you stay on top of your finances, check out these best money management tips for students you can use: Set a budget. If you are good at writing, use your skills and provide writing services to other students at a competitive rate. This will not only keep your writing skills in shape but also help you earn extra dough by genuinely helping out others.

2018 139

5 Powerful Communication Strategies for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Read the Wall Street Journal after your manager is done with it. Learn what your manager likes to follow, and become her eyes and ears on the subject. Remember never to harm the trust your executive or manager extends to you.

2018 199

What Busy Hospitals Can Teach You About Office Management

Office Dynamics

What Busy Hospitals Can Teach You About Office Management – You don’t need to work in a hospital to benefit from the knowledge shared in this post! What Busy Hospitals Can Teach You About Office Management. Flow Management. Inappropriate skill combination.

2014 145

Setting Healthy Boundaries Today

Office Dynamics

Under that umbrella, we addressed topics such as self-management vs. stress management, learning specific difficult people types and how to handle each of them, the benefits of conflict and much more. Setting Healthy Boundaries.

2018 163