Office Management

Who’s there to organize the office organizer? Business Management Daily helps admins with dealing with bosses, records retention, and other key tasks.

We provide thousands of articles to help admins and office management staff through better meeting management, improved time management, and much more.

The more you use your computer, the slower it works. But you can take maintenance steps to improve performance even after years of typing away on an aging PC.
There’s a right and wrong way to disagree with your manager. If you speak too bluntly (“You’re missing the point”), you may trigger defensiveness. Your great insight can fall upon deaf ears. A better approach is to begin on a note of agreement.

You’re already doing your part to be “green” at the office by printing on both sides of paper, recycling and steering clear of bottled water. Now, what can you do to inspire your less-green co-workers? Tips from Tim Sanders, author of Saving the World at Work:

Cut back on workday spending ... Keep your mind primed for work by clearing away the cobwebs ... Know the right way to vent to relieve stress ... Think “ABB” or “always be briefing” ... Uncover wasteful spending with creative thinking.

IT firm Stanley Associates has its own, round-the-clock web-based training university for employees. Stanley University offers employees more than 3,500 courses in technology, business skills, time management, writing and other skills.

Q. Is it legal for my company to pay our hourly employees comp time instead of paying time-and-a-half for overtime worked?

E-mail your job opening to Teens4Hire.org, which reaches about 2 million self-motivated teens across the United States who are looking for work.

As Administrative Professionals Week (April 19-25) approached, we couldn’t help but wonder what crazy things bosses have asked admins to do. So we asked readers of our Admin Pro Forum to tell us about the most unusual or bizarre thing their boss ever asked them to do. For starters: "Open his sandwich every day to make sure no tomatoes were on it."

For the most part, your boss leaves you alone to do your work. That’s how you like it. Sometimes, however, you must get your boss’s approval to resolve a costly problem. And that’s when problems can erupt.

Cheaper child care is increasingly necessary as budgets tighten, says Lisa Belkin, a New York Times reporter who covers workplace issues. Here are some of the creative ways working families are reducing the costs.