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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.

Borrow a sales trick: Hold a cup of warm coffee in one hand as you dial the number. It’ll soothe your jitters.
You’ve always heard that your enthusiasm is a winning trait. So you unleash your high energy, thinking it’ll enhance your image.
A co-worker makes yet another condescending comment about you.
Just because you’re having a bad day, that doesn’t mean it’s OK to say to employees, “Do it right the first time.”

Contradict gently

by on May 1, 2001 10:00am
in Office Management

If an exec misstates a fact, correct the record gracefully.
Before you fork over the money, commit to a timetable for implementing what you’re about to learn.
Announce one big change and your staff might respond enthusiastically. Announce a second one right away, and they may still accept it.
If you use e-mail to ask an employee to do something, begin by explaining why.

Chronically late?

by on April 1, 2001 4:00pm
in Office Management

Track the “transition time” it takes to segue from what you’re doing.

Review your lessons

by on April 1, 2001 4:00pm
in Office Management

Whenever you extract a gem of wisdom in a seminar or get a great tip from a boss or mentor, write it in a notebook with the date.