Productivity

Derail distractions for even an hour and you’ll learn a new skill, or chug through an assignment, much faster. Here’s how.
If most interaction with your manager transpires over e-mail or phone, make sure those rare face-to-face contacts pay off. Here are 5 ways to make it happen
Your reputation remains your best argument for persuading the boss to alter your work schedule or sometimes allow you to work from home.
Employers expect greater computer proficiency from all levels of admin pros than they did only a few years ago, staffing firm reps say. Being able to chip in on assignments involving computer work offers one of the best ways for receptionists to move up.
Neglecting to periodically purge files and reorder your data can severely limit your hard drive’s life span and slow down your computer. Here are two ways to clear the digital cobwebs and restore order.
Build a team on a foundation of technical skills alone, and your project may collapse. Instead, recruit for a complementary mix of qualities, but also keep it lean enough to avoid “team bloat” by following these tips…

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Even a “quiet” workplace often produces noise at 40 decibels, and office machinery can reach 80 decibels. Minimize distractions by strategically placing the noisemakers (and people) when you arrange work spaces. Here’s how…
It may not appear in your job description, but making the boss look good—and even protecting him or her from the slings and arrows of everyday business—has to rank up there with your most important “unspoken” duties, right? (Otherwise, what happens to you when the boss goes down in flames?)
Organizing your boss isn’t impossible; just don’t expect to arrange the work space as you would for yourself, says professional organizer Dorothy Breininger. Here are 4 tips to make it happen.
When just the thought of creating the official meeting minutes makes your writing hand freeze, take note: Preparation starts well before the meeting. Keep this simple checklist handy:
To squeeze the greatest value from every penny you spend for your organization, look beyond just purchases to save money.
How many times have you been caught up in a year-end crush? Here are five ways to get ahead of it: