Productivity

Solve a problem in 6 steps

July 9, 2020 Categorized in: Problem Solving

What if we … ? Or maybe we should … ? Whatever the challenge you’re facing, it’s easy to get so caught up in trying to find creative solutions that you end up running around in circles and accomplishing nothing. Apply a little logic to the task by following these steps.

Complain so things get done

June 24, 2020 Categorized in: Problem Solving

When you receive rude or poor quality service from, say, another department or a vendor, it’s right to complain. Just do it in a way that leads to improvement.

4 ways admins show creativity

April 8, 2020 Categorized in: Problem Solving

There are some specific steps you can take to break through your preconceptions and view problems and situations in new ways that will help you become a problem-solver for your boss.

Are you really organized? Take our quiz

March 5, 2020 Categorized in: Organizing

Answer these questions “yes” or “no” to get a quick assessment of just how organized you are.

Apply a strategy to your priorities

March 5, 2020 Categorized in: Organizing

One of the most highly prized skills in our professional toolkit is the ability to prioritize. Prioritization is, generally, a labeling system in which our brains sort through multiple data points. What our minds label as most important is the thing we will act upon first.
When you’re assigned to lead a major change in your department, you want to start ASAP. But knowing what is not to be changed may matter just as much to your success.

Food orderer confidential! 9 tips

February 6, 2020 Categorized in: Organizing

For anyone charged with bringing lunch in for a large group, here are some lessons we’ve learned from our own past mistakes.

What to do when you lose your phone

January 6, 2020 Categorized in: Organizing

Perhaps it’s in the seat pocket in front of your last airline seat. Maybe it was left at a client location, hundreds of miles away. Wherever it is, you have things you need to do.

Embrace automation with these 3 apps

January 6, 2020 Categorized in: Organizing

Check out these clever apps that automate processes that move information.
Let’s look at some good examples of SOP manual techniques … and some bad ones.
You don’t have to be a lawyer or a paralegal to work at a law firm. Legal offices and partnerships rely on great assistants and support teams to keep them running smoothly. Whether you’re considering a position at a law firm or already work in a legal environment, here are some ideas and principles to keep in mind.

The Anonymous Admin vs. creeping cardboard

December 5, 2019 Categorized in: Organizing

I have begun to notice some strange behaviors afoot.

Clear the clutter!

September 5, 2019 Categorized in: Organizing

A well-organized, tidy and sleek workspace will not only change the perception of your peers, it will actually help you work better and feel more productive throughout your busy day.