Planning the executive conference, leading the C-suite tech upgrade or managing the new office move—all are examples of managing projects. And many of the skills you’ve mastered as an admin are essential to successful project delivery.

Confidentiality in the information age

February 2, 2023 Categorized in: Organizing

One of the hallmarks of an accomplished administrative professional is discretion and the ability to manage the handling of confidential information. In the digital information world, this goes beyond the character traits of the individual to the ability to utilize digital tools wisely.
No matter what type of organization you work for, it will have sensitive information that needs to stay confidential. To make your life easier, we’ve prepared five ways to preserve confidentiality at your office.

Admins play key role in return to office

February 2, 2023 Categorized in: Organizing

To make the transition as seamless as possible, here are some tips for bringing employees back to the office.

New platform aids contract workflow

January 5, 2023 Categorized in: Organizing

As an administrative or executive assistant, is one of your assignments helping your company’s legal department or executive offices index and track various contracts? A relatively new contract intelligence platform called Evisort is helping legal, procurement and sales departments to reduce manual work in the creation and lifecycle of contracts.
Administrative assistants who are tasked with project management must fully consider the “triple constraint” of scope, time and cost. That’s advice from admin trainer and coach Rhonda Scharf, founder of the On the Right Track consulting service.

You’ve got too much mail

November 3, 2022 Categorized in: Organizing

According to a study by Adobe, we spend an average of 4.1 hours checking our work email each day. That’s 20.5 hours each week! Try these tips to control the situation.

Solve problems the Apollo 13 way

October 5, 2022 Categorized in: Problem Solving

Create calm out of chaos by remembering the story of Apollo 13.

Teams can do that?

September 7, 2022 Categorized in: Organizing

Q. I’ve found a list template that works for me in Teams, but I don’t need all the columns. How can I change it to fit what I need?

To delete or not to delete?

August 3, 2022 Categorized in: Organizing

Many of us have adopted a popular email maintenance routine: It’s called truly haphazard. Sure, we develop strategies. In moments of minimizing zeal, you might unsubscribe to a couple of things. Then, exhilarated, you might delete 100 emails. There might be a way of getting around this undignified cycle of failure.

10-minute organizing projects

August 3, 2022 Categorized in: Organizing

Too late for spring cleaning? You can still make a dent in all that clutter piling up at work and at home. In 10 minutes or less, you can tackle any of these tasks.
Procrastinators wait to complete a project for a variety of reasons. But what they all have in common is not planning for doing—and thus, they essentially plan to accomplish nothing. Here are tips to stop stalling.
How should you prioritize your workload? Well, maybe you just shouldn’t.