Productivity


Emerging Technologies for Administrative Professionals

If an administrative professional from the 1950s happened to be magically transported to today’s office, they’d be in for quite a shock! Gone are the days when filing, phone skills, and semi-legible shorthand were key requirements for an admin job. Today’s job...

A History of Disruptive Technologies in the Admin Profession

As a speaker, I like to start my sessions on innovation by asking assistants to think back on the things that used to be a part of the office when they started in the field, but aren’t anymore. It’s usually a fun little jaunt down memory lane as we share flashbacks of...

How to Develop a Color Code for Better Organization

As an administrative professional, you understand just how much structure and organization comes into play on a daily basis. You probably have multiple systems and procedures that allow you to create order and inspire productivity. But with so many people and...

Note From Julie: Beware of the Dangers of Being a Workaholic

Are you a workaholic? The dictionary defines a workaholic as someone who compulsively works hard and puts in long hours. While this alone isn’t necessarily a bad thing, the problem develops when it becomes habitual.It’s fair to say I used to be a workaholic.A few...

Strategies to Succeed as a Team of One (Sponsored)

Guest post by Eleanor Whitney, Managing Editor of All Hands As an administrative or office operations professional, keeping your team productive, efficient, and on-task is your main focus. Unfortunately, this responsibility can leave you feeling stretched, thin, and...

Office Design Tips for a Productive Workplace (Sponsored)

Guest post by Eleanor Whitney, Managing Editor of All Hands These days, design inspiration is everywhere. As we scroll through Instagram, admiring like-worthy workspaces and decor details, it’s easy to look around our own spaces and think about how to adjust the...

Note From Julie: Understanding Personality Types and Strengths

I don’t know how I’d navigate the relationships in my life without understanding personality types and strengths. My husband and I have daily discussions about interactions with family members and colleagues based on what we know or have observed about...

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...