Flappers, Prohibition, Speakeasies, the New Deal—all of these are synonymous with the Roaring ’20s and the subsequent Great Depression in the ’30s. But there’s one product from the period that doesn’t get nearly as much recognition—the emergence of teams. That’s right; the origins of the team can be traced back to the late ’20s with…Read more
It’s tempting to compare scheduling a board meeting to herding cats, but cats only have a few things going on: eating, sleeping, and chasing the occasional ball of yarn. Board members have meetings, deadlines, product launches, conferences, work travel … not to mention families, vacations, and personal obligations.
I’ll never forget the day I returned from vacation to see a sign taped to a cupboard door. “Open at your own risk,” it read. As a Ninja, I left no door unopened. So with one swift tug, an avalanche of envelopes whacked me in the head—and I suddenly discovered where my co-workers had been…Read more
Oprah Winfrey struggles with multitasking. Yep, your favorite motivational speaker and book club curator didn’t truly turn into a great-idea factory until she discovered the key to her own productivity. Once she did, it enabled her to delegate and collaborate with a trusted bunch of colleagues so the entire Oprah Empire could succeed.
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.
Are you ready for a short story? Jenny is an Executive Assistant and resident badass Ninja at Company XYZ. Following a recent meeting, Jenny organized her notes and made some changes to a presentation that was discussed during the sit-down. After revisions were completed, Jenny passed the edited presentation to relevant team members. Soon enough,…Read more
The Complete OfficeNinjas HQ Go-To Tools & Gadgets Communication, Collaboration, & Productivity | Content Creation, Social Media, Email, & Copywriting | Office Gear, Workspaces, & More We may be small, but OfficeNinjas HQ is a mighty team—thanks to a little help from our friends. We mean you Ninjas, of course, but also the suite of softwares, apps,…Read more
Oh, good. You’ve finally gotten around to reading this. Admit it: you’ve procrastinated before. Whether you put off laundry day or filing taxes or finishing that report, you’re not alone at the Procrastination Party. But there’s a difference between someone who procrastinates and someone who is a procrastinator. In other words, everyone procrastinates, but not…Read more
Your plate is piled high with a seemingly endless assortment of tasks and to-dos. You’re skipping lunch, working late, and doing everything you can to avoid tearing your hair out. There’s no ifs, ands, or buts about it—you simply can’t handle this brimming workload on your own. So, what should you do? Call in sick…Read more
As an Office Ninja, you support, champion, and enable a diverse team of employees to spend their eight hours at work as best they can. Whether you’re a scheduling warrior or a killer budget manager, you likely spend some time each day dealing with a cluttered inbox. Unfortunately, this means you’ll be plugging and chugging…Read more