Administrative Professional Today

Kathleen Downs, a vice president at Robert Half Finance & Accounting, suggests administrative professionals take these steps to boost cross-departmental collaboration in their offices.

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Taking a business trip with your boss can be a great opportunity to improve your relationship, but it can also be stressful if you aren’t prepared, says U.S. News & World Re­­port Careers Editor Laura McMullen. When you don’t plan ahead, you risk showing your boss you’re disorganized and may not be able to handle the responsibility of business travel.

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The concept of quitting paper and going all-digital has been around a long time, but companies have been slow to make the transition. But more appear to be taking the plunge, says tech blogger Paul Mah.

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Organizing your devices is an easy way to achieve organization in your life, writes Lifehack expert Louise Williams. These sorting tactics can help you organize your apps for easy access.

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When someone from LinkedIn asks you to get coffee and talk about his new sales venture or business idea, it’s easy to write off the request because you’re too busy. But making the effort to oblige can benefit you, too, writes Wealthsimple CMO Jason Goldlist.

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Meetings, despite their bad reputation, are essential to workplace culture. Make meetings worthwhile by using emotional intelligence to gauge how people work together and affect the entire organization, writes Splash Effect co-founder Hamza Khan.

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For those of us prone to email faux pas—like accidentally sending your brutally honest thoughts about a colleague to that person instead of the friend you meant them to go to—Google is here to help.

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It’s the flaw nobody really thinks they have—an inability to delegate effectively. Here’s how to do it right.

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Writing can make people feel crushing pressure to convey ground­­break­­ing, witty ideas in a clever way, says copy editor and content creator Whit­­­ney Ryan. We tend to forget writing doesn’t always have to result in a masterpiece. Writ­­ing in a conversational, casual tone can be more effective. Ryan offers these tips to help you loosen up your writing style.

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The pressure to be liked at work can be frustrating and overwhelming, writes Katie Jansen, vice president of corporate marketing at AppLovin. But ultimately, trying to make everyone like you can make you less effective at your job. Here’s what you gain when you let go of being liked in the workplace.

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