Office Management

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Many managers and supervisors spend up to half their time attending and preparing for meetings. If you lead some of those meetings, make them as effective as possible.

The federal panel investigating the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks says the private sector is still unprepared for more attacks.

If you or your staff attend trade shows and conferences this year, apply some extra vigilance over what's revealed to clients and prospects. Reason: Your competitors are watching, and your company's closely held secrets and business plans are the most vulnerable at these events.

When you're working with a virtual team scattered across locations, foster unity with these steps: 1. Make messages "location-neutral." 2. Share success. 3. Don't waste meeting time during rare face-to-face gatherings.

In the wink of an eye, team leaders can find themselves buried under an avalanche of reports, printouts and publications — and be uninformed at the same time. Here are a few tips that can keep you safe and sound:

If you pay your property, auto or liability insurance policy annually and the renewal period ends during periods of low cash flow, change the annual renewal date.

The Labor Department is putting new teeth into its rules that require employers to deposit employee 401(k) contributions by the 15th business day of the month following the month in which the employee contributions are made.

A perfect life coach listens carefully, distills your goals and holds you to meeting them. That means much of the booming trade in life coaches is about time management: keeping you focusing on what matters.

If you're shopping for cheaper phone service, include companies that sell Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, services to small businesses.

If you've been frustrated with your bank's service, 2004 is the year to shop around for a replacement, or, at the very least, to press your current institution for more services, especially if you do business with a large bank or community bank.