Noisy, Disruptive and Now, Not Even CollaborativeRead the rest of this entry »
Here's another blow against open floorplans: they don't improve face-to-face collaboration.
That was one of the leading reasons why companies tore out partitions and even eliminated assigned workspaces. It didn't hurt that open offices also cost less to furnish, a reason tech startups adopted the concept.
But then studies began to find these offices were noisier and that workers experienced more disruptions and higher levels of stress. The belief was ...
Make the Boss Look Good With a Briefing BookRead the rest of this entry »
One of the best things an administrative assistant can do for the boss is to make him or her look good in front of others.
Any administrative professional worth the title knows that reports need to be flawless; no typos, misspellings or pages out of order. And they have to be done and submitted on time; ahead of time is even better. The boss needs to be kept on schedule ...
If Your Mom Wouldn't Approve, Don't Wear the CostumeRead the rest of this entry »
After years of reminding employees to exercise discretion about their choice of office Halloween costume, it's tempting to think the message has gotten through.
Tempting, but wrong. So office managers and HR leaders, time to send the annual costume memo!
A few years ago, actress and "Dancing With the Stars" winner Julianne Hough created a controversy showing up at a Hollywood Halloween party in blackface. Then a week ago, after ...
Tools to Help Admins Manage the Office Social MediaRead the rest of this entry »
"After you get done with the PowerPoint, be sure to get something up about the presentation on our social media."
How many times have you heard that? It's one of those "it-will-just-take-a-minute" jobs every office support professional is asked to take on that never take just a minute. Except for the lucky admins who work for a company with a person tasked to handle social media, keeping Facebook, Twitter ...
How Is An Executive Admin Like a Club Doorman?Read the rest of this entry »
The best executive assistants have something in common with the doorman at a popular nightclub. They both know who to let through the door.
As the boss's doorman, it's up to you to decide what calls to put through, what meetings to schedule and who gets to go in and when.
Sure, you need to work out the details with the boss, but once you two come to an understanding ...
Happy Administrative Professionals DayRead the rest of this entry »
To all the the administrative assistants, office associates, receptionists, office managers and everyone who fills an office support role,
I want to say Happy Administrative Professionals Day.
I know I and my fellow managers don't tell you often enough how valuable and appreciated you are. But you are.
What you do day-in and day-out bears only the smallest resemblance to the job description. Coaching us as we practice for ...
The 6 Qualities That Make a Remarkable AdminRead the rest of this entry »
A good administrative assistant possess all the technical skills to get the job done successfully and professionally. A great administrative not only can do that, but also has those hard to find and sometimes hard to define talents that enable them to roll with the punches, so to speak, while making their mark on the organization and helping their boss to success.
What are these special talents? Business Management Daily ...
Where Office Pros Go For HelpRead the rest of this entry »
As office support professional you expect to be called on to solve problems like dealing with cranky clients, finding missing files, and fixing the formatting of a PowerPoint 10 minutes before the weekly manager meeting. But where do you turn when you need help?
Compared to the online support communities and networks most occupations have, the resources for administrative assistants, executives and office support staff are far more limited. The ...
To Every Admin Professional - Thank You!Today is Administrative Professionals Day, so before we do anything else, we extend a big THANK YOU! to all the administrative professionals here at Green Key Resources. You are the best and we appreciate you for everything you do.Read the rest of this entry »
And now, to every administrative assistant, office support staffer, executive assistant, secretary, receptionist -- whatever your title -- we also say THANK YOU!
No matter whether you work in Manhattan, NY or Manhattan ...
What It Takes to Be an Executive AssistantIf you've been working in an office support role and are considering taking a step up -- that's a big step up -- to executive assistant, you should know that an impeccable resume is only one of the ingredients to landing the job.Read the rest of this entry »
Many of the most important skills simply don't show up on a resume. To be sure, you need all the office skills an experienced support person ...