Successful meeting management is a cornerstone of good office management – and that’s where Business Management Daily can help.
From thorough meeting event planning to taking minutes that accurately reflect the content of the meeting, our checklists and articles help improve your meeting management.
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When just the thought of creating the official meeting minutes makes your writing hand freeze, take note: Preparation starts well before the meeting. Keep this simple checklist handy:
As an admin, you may be tasked with helping to set agendas, scheduling and taking minutes. But how much power do you have to keep meetings productive? Plenty. Look for clues in the way meetings work at Google. You may find that not all of these tips are replicable at your office, but it’s a place to start.
Medical specialists employed at nursing homes and those who treat children are the most likely workers to report major episodes of depression (not just people who hate their jobs), according to a new study by Health magazine.
Admins are taking on more responsibility and those who can help leadership reduce operating costs by securing more advantageous service contracts, streamline a process or reduce spending, for example, will score big points.
Base pay for administrative professionals across the United States is expected to remain consistent with 2010 levels, according to the OfficeTeam Salary Guide 2011. The average increase in starting salaries for all positions is 1.1%, with slightly larger gains forecast in customer service and health care.
To convey your organization’s new direction to employees, you host lots of informational meetings. You strive to stay on message and repeatedly emphasize core pillars of change. But to ensure that your meetings sink in, stop diagramming your vision like a football coach mapping out a play. Instead, let the group talk.
Signing a contract is always a hair-raising and nervous experience. But signing a hotel, convention center or other facility's standard contract for your company could damage your organization's financial well being. To protect yourself, ask to review the standard contract, but consider that as only a starting point.
If you feel as though you’re doing more but getting less done, it may be because you’re still multitasking. Leadership expert Stever Robbins may have put his finger on why: You like to multitask. “Just don’t expect to accomplish very much doing it,” he says. Robbins has developed a system that can help you maintain concentration and do more in less time.
Question: “Our organization has held systemwide support staff meetings that are usually topic specific. We have undergone an organizational restructuring and the person who was in charge of these admin meetings is now gone. Attendance at these meetings has been poor and the topics don't seem to relate to everyone. We want to restructure these meetings. Does anyone have systemwide support staff meetings? If so, what's your format? What are the topics? What do you find the most valuable? How does the support staff respond to these meetings?” — Anonymous
When it’s time for company leadership to tap employees to work on a new, interdepartmental project, whom do you think they’ll pick? And if the company is forced to restructure and lay off, who would least likely be sacrificed? The cross-functional whiz, or the employee who works in a silo?