Business Management Daily

Imagine you’ve just opened an email, and you see that it’s four lengthy paragraphs. Do you read it? Scan it? Close it quickly? Try these guidelines for writing short, effective email.

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When drafting performance reviews, every manager aims to be fair and consistent. But research shows that, too often, a concept known as “rater bias” can subtly—and inadvertently—influence a manager’s ratings. Here are the six most common types of bias to be aware of when drafting reviews or other types of feedback:

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In today’s business world, it’s important to separate yourself from the herd and use your skills to propel yourself to new heights. Do you think you have what it takes to make the transformation from an administrative assistant to an executive assistant? If you’re effective and execute work flawlessly with integrity and style, you might want to contact someone like Melba Duncan.

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Many busy professionals spend a significant part of their day using Microsoft Office. Now a free download is available to help you reduce the time you spend typing Word documents and creating Excel spreadsheets at work. The keyboard shortcuts in Tip Card: 25 Keyboard Shortcuts will decrease the number of errors you make when typing and help you complete your work more efficiently. In honor of the 60th anniversary of Administrative Professionals Week, Business Management Daily is offering these Microsoft Office keyboard shortcuts free for a limited time.

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In a time crunch? You’re not alone. These days, time management is essential to successfully manage your workload.

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It’s a snowball effect: The more poised and confident you are, the more people will like and admire you, which in turn will boost your confidence even more. It’s evident that business professionals who appear poised and at ease shine during meetings. Are you in need of meeting etiquette and protocol tips? Here are guidelines to help you excel during that important meeting.

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Keep your bosses happy, your meetings on track and bring more value to your role as an admin with these tips on meeting management.

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In honor of Administrative Professionals Week, April 23-27, Business Management Daily is rereleasing its very popular Standard Operating Procedure: An example manual of operating procedures for an administrative assistant. The manual provides a detailed example of the day-to-day activities conducted by an organization’s administrative assistant.

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Employers are increasingly being held accountable for their discrimination against employees. A significant number of claims filed with EEOC include job discrimination. For example, 37% of claims include race discrimination and 30% include sex discrimination. Here are five recent cases that serve as good lessons for any manager.

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Business Management Daily has announced that their new publication, Office Manager Today, will be the official newsletter of the office* Trade Show and Conference to be held May 30-31, 2012 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Office Manager Today is a complete business resource designed specifically for busy professionals. The Office Manager Today website includes useful tools, such as customizable templates, forms and memos, plus a grammar repair shop and skills checklists. The service also includes an 8-page monthly newsletter filled with tips and advice. 

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