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9 Tips for a Less Stressful, More Successful Office Move

9 Tips for a Less Stressful, More Successful Office Move

You’re pretty comfortable in your office. You know where everything is, your desk is set up just the way you like it, and you finally got maintenance to fix your chair. Then your executive issues an extremely disturbing decree: “We’re moving, and I want you to oversee...

Personal Note from Julie: Moving – a Huge Pain or a Big Game?

Personal Note from Julie: Moving – a Huge Pain or a Big Game?

There are a couple of ways to view moving: a huge pain or a big game. With all of the tools and resources available to make the process a little easier, certain aspects of the move can become (almost) fun! And for me, one of the “fun” aspects is diagraming things out....

Personal Note from Julie: Have You Caught the Procedures Vision?

Personal Note from Julie: Have You Caught the Procedures Vision?

We’ve spent the last few weeks talking about the impact that procedures can have on your career in general, and after our 5-day challenge last week, it was incredibly exciting to see the progress our participants made in such a short time! What’s even more exciting...

3 Ways Procedures Aid in Your Career Advancement

3 Ways Procedures Aid in Your Career Advancement

I talk a lot about procedures. Not just because I love them – although I absolutely do! I’m such a big advocate because procedures are a fantastic strategy for simplifying your life and the lives of your colleagues. Procedures help facilitate stress relief, aid in...

3 Ways Procedures Are Effective in Covert Delegation

3 Ways Procedures Are Effective in Covert Delegation

When most people hear the word delegation, they think of “handing off” tasks to someone else. But there’s so much more to delegation than that! When done properly, delegation keeps your office running smoothly. It allows everyone to function as a team, capitalizing on...

5 Important Ways Procedures Facilitate Stress Relief

5 Important Ways Procedures Facilitate Stress Relief

Even the most competent, dedicated admin is out of the office from time to time. Whether you’re setting sail for a well-deserved vacation, attending an out-of-town conference to further your admin skills, or taking time off for an illness or family emergency, the fact...

Personal Note from Julie: Procedures Can “Simplify Your Life”

Personal Note from Julie: Procedures Can “Simplify Your Life”

This week is national “Simplify Your Life” week. And one of the reasons I love procedures is because they help you do just that! Procedures are often seen as some big, daunting project that admins struggle to even get started, let alone complete. But when you break...

Procedures Don’t Replace You; They Show Your Immense Value

Procedures Don’t Replace You; They Show Your Immense Value

One of the questions I frequently get asked by assistants is, “If I create administrative procedures, will they make it easier for my company to replace me?” And my answer is always the same: “No, they can’t.” This is a common hang-up assistants have with creating...

Increasing Productivity: Telecommuting and Your Friends and Family

Increasing Productivity: Telecommuting and Your Friends and Family

This article was originally published on TheProductivityPro.com and is reprinted here with permission. In this month’s newsletter article, Telecommuting: Creating a Productive Home Working Environment, I discussed some ways of keeping your home office productive. Here...