One of the easiest ways to add structure and organization to your workspace, files and more is to use color-coding. This typically applies more to paper files than digital files. However, many programs and task management tools allow you to add category colors so you can carry them over to your digital file management.
Question: How do you draw out a truly shy employee who seems hesitant to even make eye contact, much less engage in a morning hello or real conversation?
An admin wrote in with this tip to quiet the world … If you don’t know, don’t pretend … Stop apologizing to yourself about the staycation
Confrontations can be stressful, and the workplace is one place where they’re sure to crop up. If you find yourself in a position to address an issue with a co-worker, keep these strategies in mind to maximize the chances of successful communication.

Handling paste problems in Word

April 7, 2021 Categorized in: Word

Collaboration is great! But you may end up with 10 documents to combine into one, while everyone has approached formatting differently.
Whether you’re already working in the remote industry or you’re considering making the switch, these three tips can put you on the fast track to success.

Get your disaster procedures in order

April 7, 2021 Categorized in: Organizing

Whether you’re writing a procedure for how to route the mail or safely evacuate the building in the event of a fire, the process remains the same. A procedure is a procedure, no matter how big or small. Here are some sample disaster procedures you may want to include in your manual.
Question: What are some of the things I should be thinking about when communicating with someone on the phone as opposed to Zoom or in person? How do I become a good “phone person”?
Question: How do you know when it’s time to stop trying to invent coping mechanisms for work stress, and start planning an exit strategy from the job that’s giving it to you?

How innovative ideas arise

April 7, 2021 Categorized in: Personal Development

Too often, we assume innovative ideas and meaningful changes require a blank slate. However, creative progress is rarely the result of throwing out all previous ideas and innovations and completely re-imagining the world. It is a process of iterating and expanding upon ideas that have already worked.

Sell a meeting any way you can

March 17, 2021 Categorized in: 1-Minute Strategy

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Learning formulas from formulas

March 3, 2021 Categorized in: Excel

Studying books and help text is one way to learn formulas. Another: Ask the formula!

Instead of copy/paste in Excel, try this

March 3, 2021 Categorized in: Excel

Copying and pasting doesn’t always produce the results we need and can take a lot of clicking and dragging.