Administrative Professional Today

Turn your workplace into a gym … Use a decision journal to figure out what works and what doesn’t … Math explains why you should always buy the bigger pizza.

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Google is a powerful research tool, especially if you know how to use it to its full capacity. And research isn’t all you can get out of the world’s most popular search engine. Siobhan Harmer at Lifehack offers some tips to help.

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A recent Staples survey revealed the majority of administrative professionals (61% vs. 18%) say they are happier than their bosses. What else did the survey say?

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Being part of a team of equals doesn’t mean individual members lack accountability to each other, Vertical­­­Response CEO Janine Popick writes. Popick offers these tips to help you get results from co-workers when you’re responsible for a shared outcome.

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First impressions are important, but still may leave you fairly forgettable in the eyes of your new contact. To cement a good first impression, you need a great second impression, Geoffrey James writes. He explains how in five simple steps.

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Research shows workers waste an average of more than 2½ hours a week in unnecessary meetings. The reason is Parkinson’s Law: the amount of time given for a task is the amount of time it will take. If given 30 minutes to give a presentation, it will take 30 minutes.

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Are there some workplace tasks that need to be done but are just too much to ask of an admin? That’s what one reader asked recently on the Admin Pro Forum.

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It’s easy to ponder the possibilities with other employers when you’re bored with your job. So how do you beat back boredom and find contentment at work? That’s what one reader asked recently on the Admin Pro Forum.

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Many offices are moving away from paper to protect the environment, spend less on printing supplies and reduce office clutter. Going paperless can also keep information more secure. Working in a paperless environment is a breeze, but getting there is not. Here are four tips to help you make the change.

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These days, everyone has a hard time focusing. But when it’s the boss who’s afflicted with a short attention span, an administrative professional must take steps to ensure work moves forward and things get done. Here’s how to handle a distracted boss.

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