2020

How to Set Up Your Digital Productivity Space – Top 10 Tips

Dumb Little Man

When you work from home, it is important to set up your workstation properly to have the same convenient space that you would have at the office. But what about the digital space?

2020 253

Is Your Job in Danger?

Eat Your Career

As a career coach, I often work with people when they’re dealing with an expected job loss. They’ve either been terminated for cause, laid off, or asked to resign. In any case, it’s never an easy situation. Most people tell me they were blindsided—they had no idea!

2020 187

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Where do Assistants draw the line? Setting boundaries for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Where do you draw the line? Setting boundaries for Assistants Let's start with a question. Would you say that you are good at setting boundaries? Here is an even more important question - are you good at setting boundaries, and are you good at sticking to them? Assistants need to [.].

2020 165

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. Friends and family are using it to keep in touch and more businesses are using it now that many of their workers have moved to working remotely. Some of us have been using it all along to communicate from our home offices. Did you know you can customize your Zoom background for your home business?

2020 171

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. It also means eliminating the materials sent by a company to the landfill. Discover some of the advantages — as well as tips — for achieving this vision. Why Does Zero Waste Make Good Business Sense? Can going zero waste be self-serving? It turns out that it can.

2020 151

Top 4 Timeless Skills for Assistants

Office Dynamics

In an ever-changing world consumed by apps, devices, and software, some administrative assistants think that their experience can be measured by their technical savvy.

2020 201

Solving Workplace Problems – The Slacker

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Solving Workplace Problems – The Slacker appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Scott Adams has given us the classic workplace slacker in Wally. Wally not only excels at dodging work, he flaunts it. Of course, we laugh at Wally’s “skill-set” because we all know and have worked with a slacker. There are two types of slackers in most organisations, those who are in over their heads when […]. You just finished reading Solving Workplace Problems - The Slacker !

2020 135

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Keep Your House Clean Without Marathon Sessions

Simple Productivity Blog

My mother was a stay-at-home mom. Her cleaning system wasn't going to work for me as a working mom. But the one system that seemed to work stopped working when we moved into a bigger space. Here's how I stopped doing marathon cleaning sessions and got it under control.

2020 130

The Surge in New Small Business Applications

Small Business Labs

Applications to get a tax ID as part of starting a business jumped a dramatic 77% in Q3 from the prior quarter.    This was the largest increase ever in business applications - and there's nothing even close. As the U.S.

2020 88

IT Support Business Animated Explainer Marketing Video for Security Services

Andrea Kalli

Check out my latest IT Support Business Animated Explainer Marketing Video for Security Services – for my client, Azure-Horizons, with custom designed talking character. Designed and edited by [link] – Andrea Kalli – Video Design. Video Editing Services. Video Marketing.

2020 130

3 Ways to Reduce Your Anxiety Before Going to Sleep

Dumb Little Man

Having a lot of stress and anxiety is harmful for anyone during the day. Having a whirlwind of negative thoughts when you lay down to sleep is even worse! These anxious thoughts make it so difficult to get the sleep that your body and mind desperately need.

2020 264

Taking on More Work Due to Downsizing? Want to Ask for a Raise? Read This!

Eat Your Career

A common question I’m hearing lately goes something like this: My organization has recently downsized and now I’m doing more work covering for some colleagues who were laid off. I think I deserve a raise, but is that a reasonable request given that we just had to let people go?

2020 172

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. Assistants are always pulled in so [.].

2020 189

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. You could still be making enough money to make you ineligible yet you’re still not making what you normally do and you’re feeling the pinch. I’ve written about side gigs here before, but it seems like a good time to talk about them again.

2020 161

7 Eco-Friendly Changes to Make to Your Business

Eco-Office Gals

With millions of tons of plastic ending up in the ocean every year and other environmental concerns, it is important for business people to make eco-friendly changes to how they run their company. However, it can be difficult to know just where to start.

2020 130

11 Effective Ways for Assistants to Work From Home

Office Dynamics

Rare and unusual times have presented themselves as a result of the onset of Coronavirus COVID-19. As an office, we learned just how many Assistants across the nation and world have become impacted. While we anticipated learning of non-essential business closures leading to working from home, we did not anticipate the high number of Assistants around the world struggling with the uncertainties, isolation and communication barriers brought on by the circumstances.

2020 205

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. Communication is a continuous process, and good communication provides both quantitative and qualitative input. It serves as a yardstick whereby your employees can […].

2020 131

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

And The Holiday Season Is Upon Us

Simple Productivity Blog

I'm going about my normal life and WHAM! the holidays are right there. And that means I'm going to miss some sort of deadline. I have a fix. The post And The Holiday Season Is Upon Us appeared first on Laura Earnest. Organization Planning

2020 130

Digital Nomad Numbers Skyrocket Thanks to Work From Anywhere

Small Business Labs

The number of U.S. digital nomads grew from 7.3 million in 2019 to 10.9 million in 2020, a 49% increase. This data comes from COVID-19 and the Rise of the Digital Nomad , which is the report on the third year of an ongoing research series on digital nomads conducted by MBO Partners.

2020 83

Client Christmas Video Greeting 2019

Andrea Kalli

I gifted this holiday video to my client at Azure Horizons last year to send to his clients. It’s created in the 2D animated character style, using his custom character dressed in his Santa finest. Designed and edited by [link] – Andrea Kalli – Video Design. Video Editing Services.

2019 130

The Hidden Cost of Social Distancing

Dumb Little Man

I’ll admit it, when COVID-19 came to town this past March I was secretly excited that we were ordered to quarantine. Finally, I thought, a legitimate excuse to hunker down at home and stop the hustle! Work slowed down. I embraced my role as chief laundry-doer-dinner-maker-house keeper.

2020 244

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. But then it dawned on me…What if (dare I say it) YOU are the pesky complainer in your office? Sure, we all have complaints—about work, life, you name it. Things are never as perfect as we’d like them to be.

2020 180

Anticipating needs and other mind reading tricks

Practically Perfect PA

Anticipating needs and other mind reading tricks Over the last few years, I have written a lot about creating a successful Executive and EA partnership. It is the key relationship for Assistants and the one part of the role that you have to get right. Without [.].

2020 164

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. Unlike so many of you, the current pandemic situation did not suddenly throw me into an unfamiliar work from home situation. That does not mean Covid-19 hasn’t had an effect on my business. The truth is, the results are rather interesting.

2020 160

The Pandemic Could Make Businesses Prioritize Sustainability

Eco-Office Gals

Sustainability is the topic of conversation on many people’s minds lately. Though the COVID-19 pandemic derailed everyday life, sustainability objectives remain constant. Specifically, business sustainability is growing in popularity.

2020 130

The Vanishing Executive Assistant—NOT!

Office Dynamics

I would like to address the recent article that appeared in the Wall Street Journal on January 18, 2020 by Rachel Feintzeig regarding The Vanishing Executive Assistant. First, I have been entrenched in the administrative profession for 50 years. I worked in the profession for 20 years before starting Office Dynamics in 1990. Office Dynamics specifically focuses on training and development for administrative professionals of all levels.

2020 200

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. Empowerment is really about offering and receiving commitment so it is important to recognize that there are two kinds of commitment: external and internal. External commitment External commitment occurs when employees have little control over their […].

2020 126

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

Podcast Episode 35: Enough, Tinkering and Routines

Simple Productivity Blog

In today's episodes, we look at: What is enough? Tinkering. Innovation vs. Standardization (routines). The post Podcast Episode 35: Enough, Tinkering and Routines appeared first on Laura Earnest. Podcast Productivity

2020 130

Camino de Santiago – The Experience

Brilliantly Better

Warning, this is going to be a long post. Inception And Reasons Around mid July, a couple of events changed my intentions for August – which was supposed to be a slow, holiday and chill month. On one side, my plans to spend time with family in Valencia had to be cancelled because of the.

2020 83

What You Need to Do for Better Productivity in the Home Office

Productivityist

If, like a lot of people, you have been spending a lot more time working from home lately, then you might have noticed that staying productive in your own space isn’t as easy as it might initially seem. (As

2020 79

How Positive Thinking Leads to Positive Outcomes

Dumb Little Man

Everybody has heard the classic piece of advice: stay positive! The reason this advice is repeated so often is because it’s difficult to do. Sometimes negative thinking is easier in the short-term; sometimes, we don’t care about the long-term.

2020 249

Leading Without Authority: Tips for the “Unofficial” Leader (Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of Leading Without Authority: Tips for the “Unofficial” Leader. Date : Wednesday, September 16, 2020. Time : 11:00 AM Pacific | 12:00 PM Mountain | 1:00 PM Central | 2:00 PM Eastern.

2020 165

Common challenges faced by Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Common challenges faced by Assistants Working as an Executive or Personal Assistant is a complex and often misunderstood role. Assistants take on a lot and often go unrewarded and unrecognised for their efforts. It isn’t an easy gig, that is for sure. There are a lot of common [.].

2020 165

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. Luckily, we have a governor who is being cautious and making sure businesses can operate with new safety measures in place before allowing them to open to the public. But are those extremely vocal protesters right? Will the pandemic destroy small businesses? It depends.

2020 148

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. If you aren’t working from home but plan to do so soon, here are ways you can improve your remote work’s eco-friendliness. Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Due to the coronavirus, you may now be working from home. Many people, though, do so normally and may continue after the pandemic passes.

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