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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.

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An informal survey of Working Smart readers indicates that even the hardest workers with the best attitudes get tripped up by two poor work habits.
You have a favorite table in the company cafeteria. Your boss likes the view from a certain window. Your employees clamor for more elbow room in their cubicles.

What to say when …

by on November 1, 1997 4:00pm
in Office Management

You’re trying to persuade a reluctant staffer to accept an assignment.
In June 1978 Ken Langone and two partners launched Home Depot. Today, they’ve built a retail empire.

Opinions that count

by on November 1, 1997 3:30pm
in Office Management

When asked for your opinion, don’t ramble. Instead, summarize your view in one sentence.
Going against the boss is never easy, but in rare circumstances it’s necessary.

Keep a pad handy

by on November 1, 1997 3:30pm
in Office Management

Always keep a pocket-size note pad nearby, even when you’re on the go.
Ron, a new supervisor, concluded that Sam was a terrible employee. Unable to fire Sam—a well-liked worker with more than 25 years at the firm—Ron felt stuck.
In theory, beepers, cellular phones and laptops with modems help you stay in touch with your customers and coworkers.
One of the most common mistakes that new managers make involves how they coach their staff.
Even if a co-worker says he’s absolutely positive that he’s right, don’t accept such assurances blindly.
Here’s a smart way to get ahead: Champion the cause of a hardworking, unheralded support staffer.
Like successful politicians, hard-charging managers curry favor by maintaining good relations with each of their constituencies.
When you learn that a co-worker’s leaving your organization, don’t just shake hands and wish them well. Take them to lunch.
Sometimes bosses are seen as power-hungry monsters.

So, what do you do?

by on October 1, 1997 11:00am
in Office Management

Practice answering this question in a succinct, knowledgeable manner.
Products and services that add value get our attention

Contain runaway envy

by on October 1, 1997 11:00am
in Office Management

Admit it—you get jealous sometimes. You see a co-worker who possesses a strength you lack, and you wish you had the same ability.

No more procrastinating

by on October 1, 1997 10:30am
in Office Management

Tempted to put off unpleasant work? Don’t allow yourself that luxury.

What to say when …

by on October 1, 1997 10:30am
in Office Management

Your boss plays ‘amnesia’ and claims ignorance of a past instruction.
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