Travel can become stressful quickly. Fortunately, there are plenty of free organizational apps to save the day—and they can save you money as well, writes Julie Kliegman for The Week. She recommends seven free apps that can make your traveling experience much easier.
Communication in the workplace affects productivity and engagement. When teams communicate well and demonstrate their ideas, they maintain a steady work flow and make decisions efficiently, writes Deidre Paknad, CEO of Workboard, Inc.
Organize your smartphone apps in one fell swoop … Create a positive impression with voice mail … Make a not-to-do list.
Whenever groups of people work closely together, conflict is sure to arise. However, there are ways to negotiate peacefully and calmly to ensure both sides are heard, writes blogger Tim Schurrer, who suggests adhering to the 3 A’s of conflict negotiation.
Humor can be a positive force if it’s used to entertain, provide optimism in the face of adversity or relieve tension, writes Manfred Kets de Vries, INSEAD distinguished professor of leadership development and organizational change. But if humor comes from a place of ridicule or malicious intent, it can quickly become hurtful.
When you work in a field that involves a lot of communication and collaboration, you can expect plenty of calls from co-workers each day. But if they don’t leave a message or follow up with an email, are you expected to call them back?
Technology is constantly changing, but people often find that change hard to handle. So when it comes time to update the tools your company uses, how do you avoid resistance from co-workers?
As organizations transition to electronic medical records and deal with the upcoming coding conversion from ICD-9 to ICD-10, they’re looking for coding and health information management professionals as well. Here are three more health care admin roles for you to consider.
Administrative workers took a particularly hard hit during the recession, writes Bryce Covert for New Republic. Nearly 1.7 million administrative support positions were lost between 2007 and 2013, and unlike earlier recessions, these jobs did not return as the economy rebounded. Instead, professionals are more likely to answer their own phones and manage their own calendars …
Cloud computing allows businesses to increase productivity and decrease costs, but moving into the cloud can be a challenge, says Rick Delgado, Lifehack. These services can help smooth the transition.