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Collaboration: Increasing Your Workplace Productivity Through Others

Collaboration: Increasing Your Workplace Productivity Through Others

The term “collaboration” has a number of interrelated meanings in the working world. In one sense, it refers to broad community efforts designed to make work-life easier and more productive for everyone. In another, it applies to delegation: the practice of handing...

An Admin’s Guide to Understanding Daylight Saving Time & Time Zones

An Admin’s Guide to Understanding Daylight Saving Time & Time Zones

This article was updated on March 8, 2018. There is one mistake that almost everyone, including admins, make on a regular basis, but most have no idea they’re even doing something wrong until it’s (literally) too late. Referencing the wrong time zone is something...

Note From Julie: Rest, Relax, Refresh, Repeat!

Note From Julie: Rest, Relax, Refresh, Repeat!

It’s July…already. And I don’t know about you, but I need a vacation. I travel a fair amount throughout the year for work. I love to travel, so it’s exciting and refreshing in one sense, but it’s also exhausting. And sometimes I think my mind confuses travel with...

Note From Julie: Every Word Counts!

Note From Julie: Every Word Counts!

From emails to meeting notes to reports, admins do a lot of writing, so keeping your written communication skills sharp probably seems like a no-brainer. However, a lot of us don’t focus on this area when we evaluate training and professional development...

Personal Note from Julie: Social Media Can Open Doors for Your Career

Personal Note from Julie: Social Media Can Open Doors for Your Career

Like it or not, social media is a required component of your administrative toolbox. A recent Jobvite.com survey of recruiters showed 87% of recruiters are using LinkedIn to evaluate candidates when hiring, followed by 43% who are using Facebook and 22% who are using...

Personal Note from Julie: Use Your December Downtime Wisely!

Personal Note from Julie: Use Your December Downtime Wisely!

This month may be a wild and crazy month on a personal level, but it can provide some much-needed downtime at the office as executives and colleagues take holiday trips and may be out of the office for weeks at a time. This decreased workload makes December a great...

Personal Note from Julie: Make the Most of Your December Downtime

Personal Note from Julie: Make the Most of Your December Downtime

It’s hard to believe that it’s already December! This year has been mostly a blur for me with a lot of major family situations to navigate. We’ve had some really low points with my mom’s cancer and losing her in June. And this week, we celebrated a very high point...

Personal Note from Julie: Vacations Make You More Productive

Personal Note from Julie: Vacations Make You More Productive

I did it again this year. I successfully unplugged from work for eight full days. Yes… eight full days of no work… no email, no meetings, no phone calls, and no texts (for work anyway). My team had an email that they knew I’d check at least once daily in case they...