2020

5 Ways to Fix Your Focus During Lockdown

Dumb Little Man

If you are having difficulty finding focus right now, join the club! You are not alone. In this article, I will share with you the top 5 motivating factors to keep you focused on the future. Because to have focus is to have a vision.

2020 285

How to Stop Complaining About Work (and Why You Need To)

Eat Your Career

Not long ago, I wrote an article on the topic of chronic complainers. It focused on how to deal with these kinds of folks because, let’s be honest, no one likes a whiner. And yet, it seems most workplaces are crawling with them.

2020 236

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Will COVID-19 Cause Older Small Business Owners to Close Their Businesses?

Small Business Labs

According to the research firm Barlow Research Associates , the average small business owner is 60 years old. And as the Barlow chart below shows (click to enlarge), almost 40% are aged 65 or older.    This raises an interesting question. 

2020 226

Customize Your Zoom Background for Your Home Business

Tips From T. Marie

It seems like everyone is using Zoom for video conferencing during this time of social distancing due to Covid-19. Students and teachers are using it for learning.

2020 223

SMART objectives for Executive Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

SMART objectives for Executive Assistants are so crucial because, without them, Assistants can be at such a disadvantage. They can be taken for granted, they can be mismanaged, and they can be left without a clue as to what exactly is expected of them in the role.

2020 214

How to Implement a Zero Waste Business Strategy

Eco-Office Gals

Zero waste is enjoying a newfound spotlight in the business community, but it’s something that should’ve been standard practice a long time ago. Pursuing zero waste means finding ways to use resources as efficiently as possible.

2020 186

10 Tips for Communicating with Employees

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 10 Tips for Communicating with Employees appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Effective communication is a key skill for supervisors. If a supervisor is unable to deliver a message clearly, it doesn’t matter how good or important the message is, it has no value.

2020 170

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5 Tips for Starting a New Job Remotely

On The Job

Many companies have been great about keeping their job commitments to new hires or even interns in the midst of a global pandemic.

2020 196

Podcast 145: Create stabilizing structure

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! ClutterCoachClaire · Create stabilizing structure. This is podcast 145 and it’s about creating stabilizing structure. I’ve talked about this before but today I’ll give it a different slant because many people during this pandemic quarantine time have lost their daily regular routines and schedules.

2020 122

Getting The Most Out of Batching

Simple Productivity Blog

The two-minute rule says that if you can deal with it in under 2 minutes, do it right then. In some cases, I think this is a good rule. But in others, I think batching is a better way to go. Batching is grouping like tasks together and getting them done.

2020 164

8 Amazing Benefits of Mindfulness Meditation

Dumb Little Man

Few activities have stood the test of 2500 years. Today we still have running, music, writing, swimming and… mindfulness meditation (among scarce others). Such ancient interests that are still practiced today have a good reason for thriving so many centuries later.

2020 282

Adjusting to the New Normal: How to Cope with Rapid Change

Eat Your Career

A lot has happened in just a short period of time. It’s enough to make your head spin, right? In the past two weeks, the world as we know it has dramatically changed in response to the COVID-19 virus. Many professionals are now working from home for the first time with little to no preparation.

2020 215

COVID-19's Huge Financial Impact on Cities

Small Business Labs

According to the National League of Cities (NLC) , 65% of cities are being forced to delay or cancel capital spending and infrastructure projects due to COVID-19.      Unlike the federal government, most U.S. cities are required by charter to run a balanced budget. This

2020 187

Working from Home Flip-Side in Covid-19 Shutdown

Tips From T. Marie

Anyone who follows me here on the blog or on social media knows that I have been working from home for 13 years. For 10 of those, I’ve had a focus on assisting other businesses with online technology.

2020 209

Tips on good minute taking

Practically Perfect PA

As we all know writing minutes is an essential skill for Assistants and this ultimate guide to effective minute-taking we will break-down everything Assistants need to know to create minutes that will be read and actioned.

2020 211

How to Make Working From Home Sustainable

Eco-Office Gals

Sustainability is one of the most important goals for individuals and businesses around the world. If you’re working from home, you’re already on the right track to a sustainable workplace.

2020 130

How to Empower Your Employees

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Empower Your Employees appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Empowerment as a term is widely used and often misinterpreted; as a genuine action, it is difficult to put into practice.

2020 164

Continuing to Navigate and Remaining Calm Through Difficult Times

Office Dynamics

The world around us is in a state of pandemonium. The threat of Coronavirus has highlighted our greatest fears and worst nightmares. Its tentacles have a firm chokehold on the economy, and basic infrastructures are grinding to a halt.

2020 223

How to Jell With Your Boss

On The Job

It can be frustrating when you don't feel like you're on the same page as your boss. The result is that you've had some unpleasant exchanges in emails, or she ignores you in meetings. Maybe you've even heard that she's criticized you to others.

2020 197

Podcast 147: Still not starting

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! Hi, everyone. I’m posting one of my early podcasts about dealing with not being able to get started. I’m doing that partly because I feel stressed out and uncreative and have zero ideas for what to write about today. And I’m posting this particular one because I think it’s helpful information for our current situation.

2020 100

Editing Life: Expenses

Simple Productivity Blog

When the pandemic hit with the stay-at-home orders, many people were knocked out of work. The world economy is now officially in recession, and most households are facing lean times. I'm one of the lucky ones in that I can work from home, and my client committed to keeping us consultants employed.

7 Must Do Hacks for When Your Motivation Dips

Dumb Little Man

Do you know that feeling when you are hyped and ready to take on a new challenge? You are taken over by a surge of motivation and excitement and you’ve made a commitment you fully intend to stick to. It sounds familiar, right?

2020 270

5 Tips for Working Without Direct Supervision

Eat Your Career

As I write this, we are in the midst of a global pandemic, which has changed the way we live and work. Many professionals are working from hom e for the first time.

2020 208

The Growing Army of Freelancers Providing Services to Businesses

Small Business Labs

MBO Partners recently released its 2020 Client of Choice study results, which found that 7.6 million independent professionals (freelancers, independent consultants, etc.) provide their skills to business clients.  

2020 197

Side Gig Ideas to Supplement Your Home Business during the Pandemic

Tips From T. Marie

Has the current pandemic had an adverse effect on your home business income? Even though self-employed individuals are now eligible for unemployment via the pandemic unemployment assistance program, it may not be a fit for everyone.

2020 204

Performance Reviews for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

One area that seems to change notably from job to job is remuneration and performance reviews for Assistants. In my first full-time job, I had quarterly performance reviews with my manager, half-yearly appraisals and at the end of every year a full review and 360° feedback with my team.

2020 197

7 Reasons Why Small Businesses Should Be Energy Efficient

Eco-Office Gals

It’s a myth that only large corporations can afford to make the switch to efficient energy. Despite start-up costs, eco-friendly initiatives can lead to significant savings and benefits. Ultimately, many business owners believe the investment is worthwhile.

2020 130

How to Build Effective Working Relationships

Ian's Messy Desk

The post How to Build Effective Working Relationships appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. I came across these notes I had taken at some time. I’m not sure if they come from a book I was reading or a presentation I was attending. Leaders achieve results through the work of others.

2020 163

Being Resilient During Turbulent Times

Office Dynamics

Have you ever come across someone whose decorum is composed amidst the chaos? Their organizational skills, attitude, and outlook seem unscathed. It’s likely that the person you see before you developed those traits over time and has chosen to be resilient regardless of what lies ahead.

2020 208

Signs You Are Toxic to Others at Work

On The Job

Lately, we've all started taking a much closer look at toxic behavior in the workplace. People like Anna Wintour and Roger Lynch at Conde Nast are among those high-powered bosses who are being cited as intolerant and cruel.

2020 175

Podcast 146: Tips for supporting staff remotely

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! ?. Today I’m talking to Renee Green who is operations manager at a small software company. We’ll talk about the abrupt transition to working at home and how it’s going, and how things may go in the future. In particular, we’ll talk about the challenges of working remotely, especially when there’s been no advance preparation or experience.

2020 100

5 Tips for Moving Back to the Office

Simple Productivity Blog

As we start to reemerge after the quarantine, many of us are headed back to the office. But after working remote for so many weeks, it's hard to think about going back to the way we were. Today I offer some tips to keep your productivity up as you move back to the office.

2020 141

10 Work Productivity Tips and Tricks You Should Adopt at Work Today

Dumb Little Man

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. Milkman, Julia A.

2020 270

Administrative Assistant vs. Executive Assistant: What’s the Difference?

Eat Your Career

As many of my regular readers already know, I am a proud former administrative professional.

2020 191

Facebook Announces Facebook Shops

Small Business Labs

This week Facebook announced Facebook Shops , which it describes as "a mobile-first shopping experience where businesses can easily create an online store on Facebook and Instagram."

Will the Pandemic Destroy Small Businesses?

Tips From T. Marie

Here in the State of Maine, as in much of the country, a vocal group of people are demanding our state open for business. They claim that the shutdown is going to kill small Maine businesses.

2020 192

The organised Assistant

Practically Perfect PA

The role of the Assistant these days is pretty diverse; one day you will be assisting one Executive with personal tasks, the next you may be making business travel arrangements for a different person, managing a project, working on a big event or hiring a new Administrative team.

2020 188