Electronic communications make a lot of things easier, but saying no through email can still be a tough code to crack.
Have you ever heard the old saying, “Jack of all trades, master of none”? It has a catchy ring—but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s true in all cases. And the ‘T-shaped’ employee is an example that defies the stereotype completely. What is a T-Shaped Employee, you ask? It’s definitely not someone who stands with their…Read more
Ninjas wear many hats, some of which include culture guru and overall producer of fun. You shoulder all the responsibility of boosting office morale. So when motivation hits a predictable winter slump, all eyes are directed at you. You’ve read about effective long-term and short-term morale boosting solutions. Organizing an office party is a good…Read more
Is there anything worse than that sinking feeling that comes with catching a typo after hitting “send?” We’ve all been there. We’re only human, and everyone makes mistakes. You should take comfort in knowing that you’re not the only who struggles when proofreading your own work.
There’s no denying that working as a remote team member has its advantages. The ability to take calls or notes in your PJs, make an alternative schedule when possible, and maintain a home office is a plus—for 11 months out of the year, at least. Then December comes around and suddenly, you’re missing out on…Read more
“You guys, I just love filing!” Said no one, ever. Very few people actually like office filing. But unfortunately, it’s one of those things that needs to get done—unless you and all of your co-workers are fine with a messy avalanche of paper in the corner of the office, or digital files that are impossible…Read more
When it comes to affordable Secret Santa gifts, are you phoning it in? Perhaps you’ve decided that it’s impossible to find a gift that’s interesting or useful for less than $20. Or maybe you’re afraid of getting too personal, so you stick with a safe (AKA boring) gift card for the local chain coffee shop.
Email is the bread and butter of Ninja communication (with texting, Slack channels, instant messaging being the four-course dinner). Whether you’re writing to the team, a vendor, client, customer, or boss, your electronic communications need to be pitch perfect at all times. However, written communication can be difficult to master. It’s open to a lot…Read more
Even if your gift-giving game is on point and, in true Ninja fashion, you finished your holiday shopping back in September, it’s wise to have a few go-to gift ideas under $50 at the ready. You may be invited to a last minute holiday party and need a gift for the host. Or your boss may charge you with selecting gifts for clients or employees.
Saving the date and scheduling a to-do are completely different things. When a Save the Date arrives on embossed stationery, you get an instant snippet of the exciting things around the corner. Scheduling a to-do, on the other hand, is just filling the calendar. While we don’t have fancy postcards to mail you for this…Read more