Work/Life Balance

It’s winter—that’s hygge time!

December 2, 2021

A few years ago, the Danish term hygge had a real moment—it’s defined as “a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being.” Keep your hygge strong by working some of these things into your environment.

Outlook

Outlook tips: Favorites, Quick Steps and templates

December 2, 2021

A new way to use Favorites ... Quick Steps: Beyond Move to Folder ... Give templates a try

Teamwork

5 powerhouse strategies for creating peer power

December 2, 2021

I have always believed in the idea of strength in unity when it comes to the administrative profession. When I worked in the field for 20 years, I put this into action and saw many benefits as a result.

Writing/Editing

What is a great email?

December 2, 2021

Chances are if you’ve written a “loaded” email, you may not have taken the time to review it or revise it because it took you so long to write it! OK. It happens. So what does a good email look like? The Email Doctor, Dr. Monica Seeley, says to think in fives.

Teamwork

Collaborating on documents

December 2, 2021

How do I get multiple people to collaborate on a document without risking losing anyone’s contributions? ... One person has made a copy and edited that instead of working on the document I shared with everyone. How do I merge their changes?

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8 tips for choosing your battles

If there’s any given in life, it’s that there are always battles. There’s realistically nothing you can do about that. But that doesn’t mean you have no control.

1-Minute Strategy:

Fill in email gaps

Replying to email with a message such as "Sounds good," assumes the sender remembers what it references. And copying the original message is tedious. Instead, put your reply in context. Example: "Sounds good. I'll put our lunch together Tuesday on my calendar."

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