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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.

Forget the stale advice of writing a to-do list based on high-to-low priorities. You’ll wind up getting ensnared in the first few items and never progressing.

Focus on what counts

by on March 1, 2001 11:00am
in Office Management

I have an employee who procrastinates with every assignment. Then he rushes to finish. It drives me crazy because I’m never sure he’ll get it done.
By sharpening your thinking skills, you can climb faster. Try exercising your brain in new ways—and let your bosses know what you’re up to.
You’ve identified an executive who would make a great mentor. Now your challenge is to build a relationship with that person.
Dishing out orders will backfire if employees tire of your bossiness.
Describe peers by their actions, not labels.
Avoid predictable jokes or anecdotes.

Skip a break

by on March 1, 2001 9:30am
in Office Management

Skip a break when leading a meeting.
You blundered. Now you want to apologize for, say, forgetting to do what you promised. Don’t overdo it.
To draw out your team’s ideas and opinions, bring up a controversial proposal and list its pros and cons.