Keep on top of the boss’s or someone else’s inbox with these proven tips from the trenches: 1. Avoid duplicating work to the extent that you can. 2. Scan for timely actions. 3. Customize any system you adopt.
In some offices, you might kick-start relationships between older and younger workers with these tips: Try reverse-mentoring … Go out of your way to collaborate with different generations … Don’t get hung up on office etiquette you think everyone should be following.
Stop monopolizing a conversation. Every time someone asks you a question, ask one in return … Resist the urge to do several things at once … Avoid sending an email to the wrong person, with this tip from Patricia Robb, author of the “Laughing All the Way to Work” blog …
Does your mind work like an executive’s? When Jodith Allen first stepped into the job of executive assistant, she received a swift lesson in thinking like a manager. Here’s what happened:
If you could wave a wand and change things about your job, what would they be? In honor of Administrative Professionals’ Week, April 25-29, we’re sharing a list of the top three wishes that could make a difference in your workplace—and how to take the first steps toward change.
What don’t managers want from employees? Check out this list of flaws that describe unsuccessful employees, according to their bosses. The list was compiled by John Featherstone, author of Start Hiring Winners:
Practice. That’s the best way to get comfortable with speaking in front of others. Although the idea of public speaking may sound terrifying, your confidence will get a major boost from stepping out of your comfort zone and into the spotlight.
Instead of worrying about what direction your life will take in one year or five years, keep your focus on three things—today. Ask yourself:
A growing body of research confirms what you may have suspected: Looks matter, especially when it comes to making a first impression on others. Surprisingly, though, it’s also the way people draw conclusions about our ability to do a job.
Grandmas are known for their nuggets of advice about bundling up in winter or baking a fruit cobbler. As it turns out, they know a thing or two about navigating the workplace, too. Pearls of wisdom from grandma: