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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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Top managers do not take their words lightly. They understand that even the most casual of remarks can either enhance their standing or harm it.
When a snafu strikes, all eyes turn to you. As the boss, your response largely determines whether your staffers learn a lesson or cower in fright.

Rushing to a big meeting?

by on December 1, 1997 11:30am
in Office Management

Give yourself an extra few seconds before you burst in.
When preparing an important speech, write memorable first and last sentences.

Short on time?

by on December 1, 1997 11:30am
in Office Management

Make the most of Friday afternoons, especially during the holiday season.
When choosing color combinations for your next brochure or flier, choose black type on a yellow background.
Even if you’re not a professional trainer, you may have to stand in front of a group of employees on occasion and teach them a new skill.
Ask employees what they want in a great boss, and they’ll emphasize fairness. A leader who demonstrates balance and objectivity earns the respect of the troops.

What to say when …

by on December 1, 1997 11:30am
in Office Management

You inform your staff that a disgruntled employee has quit.
When concluding a phone conversation, wait an extra second before hanging up.
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.
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.

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.
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.
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