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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The holidays are nigh—a time filled with goodwill toward all. Except maybe for you, as you’re charged with handling a bonus payroll, in addition to the regular payroll. If holiday bonuses are in your company’s future, be sure to cover these bases.

One way you can help team meetings run more smoothly is to make sure attendees come to any meeting ready to engage. Try these two tips from Al Pittampalli, author of Read This Before Our Next Meeting:
Make your email more readable by crafting enticing subject lines ...  Why wait for an annual review to get feedback? Ask for one-minute feedback at every opportunity ... Knock out more of your critical to-dos by whittling down your to-do list each day ... Go ahead: Ask for a $100,000 salary ...

One admin wrote: “Our company just reorganized and changed our job titles from administrative assistant to ‘office assistant.’ None of the job functions changed. I feel demoted. Should we go to our manager and speak to him about our displeasure or just be quiet and not say a thing?”

Entrepreneurship isn't just about making money or starting a business. It also means having a passion for doing something you love: devising a new procedure, planning a meeting, creating a more organized back office. Take this quiz to assess whether you have an entrepreneurial spirit:
The IRS wants agents who file their clients’ Forms 941 to please color within the lines on Schedule R, Allocation Schedule for Aggregate Form 941 Filers.
Your smartphone is supposed to help you get more things done and faster. But these mistakes could take you a step backward: 1. Answering it all the time. 2. Not learning the shortcuts. 3. Hiding your phone. 4. Not backing it up. 5. Checking emails constantly.
Q. We just fired an employee after discovering that he stole $5,000 from the company. Do we have to pay the employee his final paycheck or can we apply that paycheck toward the $5,000 he owes us?
Peter Bregman consults and writes about achieving your priorities by finding your focus. “I believe that most of us get smarter as we get older,” Bregman says. “But somehow, despite that, we often make the same mistakes.” Here’s a five-minute strat­­egy for getting smarter every day:

Would you know how to counter evidence about events that occurred two, three or more years ago? Employees often go back years to come up with circumstantial evidence that their employers are biased.

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