Problem Solving

Take direct aim at technical problems

January 1, 2005 Categorized in: Problem Solving

Even if IT support doesn’t appear anywhere in your job description, office mates may tap you to troubleshoot their computer problems.
Here’s a quick gift of tips to get back seconds, minutes, even hours. After all, we’re entering the season that’s more demanding on our time than we ever thought possible!

Thrive through change

January 1, 2005 Categorized in: Personal DevelopmentProblem Solving

Las Vegas—If you asked Linda Eller-bee what she would be doing in five years, she would have gotten the answer wrong throughout her life, she says.

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January 1, 2005 Categorized in: Problem SolvingWorkplace Etiquette

Do you have a great idea but can’t overcome a "problem" your boss sees with it?
"Jean" had been battling with an executive secretary at admin meetings but felt ambushed the morning she was accused of timecard fraud.
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.
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…
When trivial tasks stand like a mountain between you and important assignments, check whether one of these tactics will allow you to plow through them quicker…
Casual. Corporate casual. Business casual. Smart casual. Resort casual. Don’t leave meeting attendees baffled about your event’s dress code. Explain what you mean by "business casual" or "corporate casual," etc. with examples of appropriate attire.
A tidy workplace should enable you to work faster, but some hide a secret: You may be wasting time, effort and resources on unproductive tasks. Don’t let your drive for neatness and perfection derail your work. Check whether your office is simply organized or efficient, as well, with this list:
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