Administrative Professional Today

An admin stumbled over how to recognize and reward employees on her team, so she turned to our Admin Pro Forum. Here’s what other admins are doing.

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Being glued to your desk or computer all day takes its toll on your stiff neck, aching back and numb wrist. Try incorporating stretching into your routine and alleviate, or even prevent, the pain …

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Create an “action corner” on your desk. What to put in it: paperwork related to immediate tasks, notes from a phone conversation, a business card to enter into your address file …

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The Internet is changing the way we read and think, asserts a recent article in The Atlantic Monthly titled “Is Google Making Us Stupid?” So what does that mean for you? Cater your writing to skimmers.

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You may know exactly what Sam is about to say, so you’re impatient because it’s taking him so long. But that’s no excuse for interrupting him. Besides, people who speak slowly will slow things down even more if you interrupt them. Here’s how to break the habit.

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To do your job well, you probably need to remember a gazillion things —and the same goes for the others on your team. Wouldn’t you love to share all that knowledge and expertise? One idea: an e-mail newsletter just for your admin team.

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Cost-cutting is the name of the game during tough economic times. One of the best cost-cutting strategies is to reduce waste—it frees up cash and generates measurable environmental benefits. Here are several paper-saving strategies that will make you look like the office hero.

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Do you saunter into work each Monday with a spring in your step and joy in your heart? If so, you’re in the minority. Here are seven ways you can feel content on a Monday, according to Jeff Garton, author of Career Contentment: Don’t Settle for Anything Less.

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Here’s a three-part prescription to “rewire” yourself for happiness, courtesy of Dan Baker, author of What Happy People Know. For the next week, do these things daily …

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Kate believes the meeting is a huge waste of time because colleagues always ramble on when it’s their turn to speak, and there’s no real structure to the gathering. At this point, says family and divorce lawyer-mediator Laurie Puhn, Kate can handle this situation in two ways. One is a communication blunder; the other a communication wonder.

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