Productivity


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

By Laura Stack This article was originally published on TheProductivityPro.com and is reprinted here with permission. The term “collaboration” has a number of interrelated meanings in the working world. In one sense, it refers to broad community efforts designed to...

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...