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Does a smartphone make your job more productive and efficient? Is it worth making the switch from a “dumb” phone? The jury is nearly unanimous. Here’s what administrative professionals say:
Most Americans judge their co-workers by how clean or dirty they keep their desks, says a survey by Adecco. It’s likely that you’re not the one suffering from disorganized habits, but your co-workers or boss may need help wrangling their desks into shape. Here are tips on streamlining a mess:
No need to quit your job and join the Peace Corps. These days, you can do “good” in the world no matter where you work. Three ways:
Environmental psychologists know that sensory experiences impact the way we work. Here’s what they say: 1. Keep red to a minimum. 2. Grow a leafy green. 3. Face the entryway. 4. Make small adjustments for comfort. 5. Declutter but not too much.
“My boss carried several boxes of files into the office one day because his wife told him to remove them from their garage. They have been sitting in the office for more than two years! He won’t let me throw anything away.” What can this admin do about a boss who’s a hoarder?
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.
Messy co-workers can make you feel like you’re living in a college dorm. What do you do when others don’t clean up after themselves? You could turn cleaning up into a game. Two suggestions from Get-It-Done-Guy Stever Robbins:
Turlytag.com: Lessen the dread of lost baggage by signing up for this service. Boomerangit.com: Like TurlyTag, this service helps retrieve lost bags via labels. TripIt.com: Admins can keep track of everyone’s travel schedules by forwarding confirmation emails to firstname.lastname@example.org. Autoslash.com: It hunts down the best rental-car deal for your trip.
Fifty percent of a company’s paperwork can usually be eliminated, without disrupting business. How can you help reduce the distraction of unnecessary paper piles?
How do you make sure a task gets done? Peter Bregman, author of 18 Minutes, believes we ought to make appointments with ourselves in order to accomplish things. “We should all be working off our calendars, not our task lists,” says Bregman.