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.

A tidy workplace should enable you to work faster, but some hide a secret: You may be wasting time, effort and resources on unproductive tasks. Don't let your drive for neatness and perfection derail your work. Check whether your office is simply organized or efficient, as well, with this list:

"That's the last straw. You're fired."

You may have said those words yourself, but unless you've correctly documented the fired employee's "earlier straws," you may be opening up yourself for a lawsuit.

You've got people working rotating shifts, others on flex time, and everyone with individual vacation plans. The daily schedule is a mess ... Sound familiar? If so, you might consider creating specialized "assignment desks."

Issue: Many organizations don't reap the full financial benefits from their employee-assistance programs (EAPs) because employees underuse them. Benefits: When fully used ...
You need to be careful when writing up employees for disciplinary reasons. That’s because how you document the problem can cause problems if an employee files a lawsuit. To protect yourself and the organization, follow these guidelines when documenting employee discipline: 1. Be consistent. Don’t write up one person for a behavior that you ignore [...]

Now that the busiest shipping season is over, take time to evaluate your mailing methods. You may be overlooking some relatively easy ways to save money.

In a fast-paced environment, team leaders may find that multi-tasking leads to multiple headaches, not greater productivity. But often it's necessary to work on tomorrow's projects before you're done with today's. Here's what Sean and Jackie did:
Issue: Can a small organization point to its size as a valid reason to deny jury-duty leave?
Risk: State law exemptions won't necessarily protect you from this type of lawsuit. ...
Would you think less highly of male applicants because they took leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)? Your first answer may be "No," but a new study suggests ...
Issue: Some states require you to give employees time off to vote. Benefit: You typically don't have to pay for this "voting leave." Action: Learn your state law and ...