Procedures

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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...

Personal Note from Julie: Our Theme for May is Working Virtually

Personal Note from Julie: Our Theme for May is Working Virtually

After more than a year of hard work, I’m very excited to announce that my new book, The Organized Admin, is now available for purchase on Amazon! (And the Kindle version will soon follow.) The inspiration for this book came from you and assistants just like you who...

Personal Note from Julie: Your Career Potential – You Choose!

Personal Note from Julie: Your Career Potential – You Choose!

Part of the beauty of the admin profession is that it has so much potential. When you choose to pursue an admin job, you can take it wherever you want to! There is so much room for growth in the admin role – whether you choose to stay in it or step out of the...

Accomplish Your Goals with Systems

Accomplish Your Goals with Systems

Most admins have personal and professional goals. However, many are missing a crucial component to accomplishing them: a system. James Clear, an author and habits expert, says, "Forget goals. Focus on systems instead." And he is right. Systems are procedures with a...

Be More Resilient By Developing Reliable Systems

Be More Resilient By Developing Reliable Systems

Personal emergencies – such as illness, a death in the family, or an accident – often involve taking unexpected time off work. However, these situations can be especially challenging for administrative professionals who are responsible for keeping their executives and...

Personal Note from Julie: It’s National Get Organized Month

Personal Note from Julie: It’s National Get Organized Month

The start of a new year is a great time to get organized, especially since January is National Get Organized Month! However, organization comes easier to some people than others. If you’re not naturally inclined to be organized, it’s definitely a skill you can learn!...

Personal Note from Julie: No One Is Immune To Disasters

Personal Note from Julie: No One Is Immune To Disasters

A disaster – natural or otherwise – can happen at anytime. And there’s no way to be 100% ready for every possible scenario. For example, one of our team members was the victim of a house fire late last year. She never expected to be put in that situation, but she had...

Personal Note from Julie: Why Procedures Can’t Replace You

Personal Note from Julie: Why Procedures Can’t Replace You

One of the questions I commonly get asked about administrative procedures is, “If I create a binder, won’t my company be able to replace me easier?” My answer is always this: If a binder of procedures can replace you, you aren’t adding value. The goal of procedures is...