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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.

Climbing the career ladder requires the appropriate gear, say executives in a recent survey. Executives were asked, “To what extent does someone’s style of dress at work influence his or her chances of being promoted?”

Your boss's desk stands awash in paper and her bookcase is bursting, but she may not even realize that the clutter is distracting her. Help a messy boss declutter her office—and boost your productivity—with these simple tools.

Strike the phrase, “How was your day, honey?” from your vocabulary. Why? A significant number of people are too tired to converse at the end of the day, according to a Harvard Business Review study.

For many managers, the clock is their biggest adversary. Finding enough time in the day to complete every necessary project can be difficult. But the old adage of “work smarter, not harder” is based on the concept of managing the minutes in your day more efficiently. Here are six tips to help you work toward [...]
Because the Social Security number (SSN) is the only permanent, unique piece of information that most Americans have about themselves, businesses both large and small have increasingly depended on it, using it as an employee identifier, or customer authenticator. Unfortunately, as the private sector's use of the SSN has grown, so too has the SSN's availability and value for identity thieves. To combat this trend, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has issued a new report, "Security in Numbers: SSNs and ID Theft," recommending to Congress five specific measures to help prevent Social Security numbers from being used for identity theft. The FTC believes these measures would make SSNs less available to identity thieves, and would also make it more difficult for thieves to misuse any numbers they are still able to obtain.

The next time your frequently traveling boss lands in another city with nowhere to hold a meeting but a hotel lobby or Starbucks, suggest a temporary office. These spots may be geared toward local start-ups, but they’re also a good fit for someone working on the road.

What’s the magic formula for building a strategic partnership with your boss? Unfortunately, there isn't one, says Lisa Olsen, an admin trainer for Office Dynamics. But one of the first steps is figuring out his or her work style.

If you're spending too much time managing who can use which meeting room when and what equipment they will need, turn to software for a solution.

Like a mother who has just given birth, the parent who adopts a child needs time to bond and adjust to a household that’s been turned upside down by the arrival of a new family member. According to Hewitt Associates, that’s the consensus of the approximately 45% of U.S. companies that offer money or paid time off to adoptive parents. Here are six ways to make the most of an adoption benefit for your employees ...

“Could I ask you to repeat your name one more time?” Admins who hate asking that question may fear that they come across as incompetent or unprofessional. The truth, though, is that they just want to get it right. Here are top tips from other admins on handling on-the-phone situations.