It’s Monday morning and you’ve missed the 8:30 calibration meeting. Unfortunately, “the dog ate my homework” doesn’t fly after age five, but you need to save face. However, there’s a big difference between an explanation and an excuse—and figuring out the difference can be a career-changer.
Communication. It’s crucial—but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. We communicate all day, every day—email, text, talk. But are we doing so effectively? Possibly not. Effective and successful communication takes a fair amount of thought, consideration, and elbow grease. And there are a few common mistakes that are all too easy to make. In fact, they’re…Read more
We’ve had a blast sharing all of OfficeNinjas HQ’s best tips, tricks, and event-planning secrets over the past weeks. And while the most exciting and well-planned events will only leave you with memories and a handful of photo booth snaps, you can continue to enjoy, re-read, and share every one of our info-packed articles whenever…Read more
Because you want this temp to work out, prepare a detailed plan to help her improve and present it to her. Give her some tips—like making and reviewing checklists when doing X, or how you come up with solutions to tricky problems—something actionable that serves as a “marching order” and still allows her some autonomy. Then, include a timeframe to keep her accountable.
It’s official—play has the power to make you smarter. As adults with busy lives and professional goals in mind, it probably isn’t often that you kick off your shoes and jump in a puddle, or whip out a colorful puzzle. Yet, engaging in some of that childhood whimsy could be the missing piece of your full-potential-puzzle.
It may seem like we’ve addressed every important element of an event, but there’s one more small (but vital!) detail that you won’t want to leave ‘til the last minute. The gift!
The holidays are fast approaching. No, not those holidays—we’re talking about Boss’s Day, which is sneaking up fast on Monday, October 17. Sure, there may be some of you out there who don’t have the best relationship with your manager and think of Boss’s Day as a load of hogwash. But we know that for…Read more
You know how people with great ideas say they want to share their ingenuity with the world, but then five years later they’ve faded to page 30 on Google? OfficeNinjas’ Admingling Event Series is the opposite of that. In fact, since ideating the series, the event has crossed state lines and we’re gearing up for…Read more
Fake it ’til you make it. That’s the career advice often given when a promising new hopeful enters the world of business. It has its place amongst the other inspiring slogans that fill the walls of offices around the country. For visionaries fanning the flames of fledgling businesses, faking may be essential. First-of-its-kind products and…Read more
Grief, as we all know, works in mysterious ways and is an individualized experience. Grief for you may be bawling in the bathroom during breaks; grief for me may be staring into space. Many of us, unfortunately, have grieved for a loved one. And depending on where you are in your career, you’ve probably had…Read more