I worked in a company for five years. In that time, it grew from around 100 employees to nearly 500. For a while, working there was amazing. The environment was engaging, the perks were fun, and we all felt truly valued.
As the company quickly grew, something was lost and I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. We were … [ Read More ]
For most of us, gone are the days of a summer-long vacation spent in flip-flops and t-shirts. Did we even appreciate how carefree those days truly were? Yes, there was the faint nag of summer reading requirements in the back of all of our minds, but we could put that off until Labor Day weekend, which seemed SO far away…… [ Read More ]
When done right, a work-from-home day can be both wildly productive and personally restorative. Eliminate the minutes it takes you to commute to and from the office, as well as the time lost to workplace distractions, and suddenly you have loads more time for both work and personal tasks.
Be warned, ninja: the lack of supervision and disrupted routine can … [ Read More ]
How many tasks does the average assistant complete in a day? And so often you find that those tasks come with a set of smaller tasks. Imagine if you could automate your subtasks, triggered by your main task. Well, IFTTT can do that for you (it stands for “If This, Then That” by the way) by using one action to … [ Read More ]
You know your office is a great place to work, but does the rest of the world?
Public recognition and inclusion in “Best Of” style lists may seem frivolous, but they can actually help your company attract talent and get the attention of new clients and customers. Plus, there’s something to be said for the company-wide morale boost that accompanies … [ Read More ]
Standing out in a sea of qualified office ninjas is no small feat. You’re beyond organized, detail-oriented and more than comfortable with multitasking… but so is everyone else. In the world of administrative support, those traits are just expected.
That’s why it’s particularly important to get a leg up on the competition by developing and highlighting the other skills and … [ Read More ]
Office communication can sometimes feel more like office hearsay. Bob heard that Joan had suggestions on your latest project, but none of her suggestions made their way to your ears (or inbox). It’s not that Joan doesn’t want to keep you in the loop, she just wasn’t sure which team member to bring her ideas to, so she sent them … [ Read More ]
Warmer weather = more beach days and afternoons by the pool. And no day of lounging in the sun is complete without a frosty beverage and some solid reading material. While we are fully supportive of mindless mysteries, trashy romance novels, comic books and geeky sci-fi, we know that some of you overachievers may want to use your downtime to … [ Read More ]