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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.

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Odds are, you’re wasting time. A Salary.com survey reveals that the average employee admits to wasting roughly two hours each workday. Top time-management advice from admin pros:
Nowadays, executives more often are meeting virtually, through instant messaging, video chat and other tools. Here's how to organize a virtual meeting, and prepare participants to get the most out of the session.
Inject some fitness into your summer by incorporating exercise into your workday ... Offer to be the “fresh eyes” for your boss and to sit in on important project meetings ... Compose email using this rule.
Does a smartphone make your job more productive and efficient? Is it worth making the switch from a “dumb” phone? The jury is nearly unanimous. Here’s what administrative professionals say:
To determine what’s most im­­portant, says time management expert Hyrum W. Smith, ask: “Why am I doing this?” “Should I really be doing this?” and “Do I want to do this?”
Most Americans judge their co-workers by how clean or dirty they keep their desks, says a survey by Adecco. It’s likely that you’re not the one suffering from disorganized habits, but your co-workers or boss may need help wrangling their desks into shape. Here are tips on streamlining a mess:
No need to quit your job and join the Peace Corps. These days, you can do “good” in the world no matter where you work. Three ways:
“There was a time, not so long ago, when I was busy, busy, busy,” says Laura Vanderkam, author of 168 Hours. “At least I thought I was.” Then she began tracking her time and found she’d been kidding herself. Rather than complaining about your long to-do list, own up to how you’re really spending your time.
Employees who get married but forget to update their Social Security cards with their married names will lose out, because the Social Security Administration won’t be able to credit their earnings to their benefits accounts. Remind newlyweds to get replacement Social Security cards showing their new names.

Admins make roughly $15,000 worth of decisions every year, according to an IAAP Benchmarking survey. Yet it’s sometimes hard to know whether to make a decision on your own or wait for the boss to weigh in. Here’s one litmus test for determining whether to forge ahead or wait for a nod from the boss.

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