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Why Great Service Is The Heartbeat Of Virtual Office Success

Allwork

Anyone can learn how to run a coworking or virtual office business, but you can’t teach someone to care. It’s the care and attention that keep people coming back, leading to long-term members and clients. Two successful operators tell us what makes great service and why it makes a valuable difference in their centers. This article was written by Mike Sullivan, Chief Marketing Officer for Alliance Virtual Offices.

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Onboarding a New Executive

Practically Perfect PA

Onboarding a New Executive Onboarding a new Executive can be a challenging and crucial task for Assistants. It requires careful planning, effective communication, and a proactive approach. In this article, we will explore Diana Brandl's 10-point strategy plan for onboarding a new executive, providing valuable insights and [.

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How to Take Better Notes as an Assistant

Office Dynamics

Take better notes as an assistant with these methods to enhance communication, capture key details, and boost your administrative career.

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Experts Share Best Practices For Embracing The New Era Of Flexible Work

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Flexible work arrangements offer employees increased control over their schedules, leading to improved work-life balance, reduced burnout, and enhanced mental wellness. Enhanced and intentional communication in flexible work environments leads to better team cohesion, innovation, and alignment of goals, while posing challenges related to maintaining engagement and reducing feelings of isolation.

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Unlock Your Productivity: Simple Steps for Every Professional

Unlock your full potential with our comprehensive guide on productivity. This detailed resource explores the three fundamental pillars of effective task management: Todo List Mastery, Time Management, and Habit Optimization. Learn to capture and prioritize your tasks effectively, schedule them using proven strategies like the Pomodoro Technique, and maintain your productivity through consistent habit tracking.

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Turning Burnout into Breakthrough: Three Steps to Reclaim Your Life

Practically Perfect PA

Turning Burnout into Breakthrough: Three Steps to Reclaim Your Life Burnout is a silent and insidious enemy that can creep into our lives, affecting our mental and physical well-being. It disguises itself as exhaustion, self-doubt, frustration, and a loss of motivation. Deepika Sandhu, a Silicon Valley [.

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Operational Debt: What It is and Why It Matters

Eat Your Career

In the busyness of everyday life, it’s easy to adopt a “do it later” mindset, especially when tasks seem small or insignificant. However, this approach can lead to something called “operational debt,” a buildup of unfinished tasks that can seriously hinder your productivity. I found myself falling into this bad habit recently, so I’m not judging!

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What Is The Great Domestication Doing To The Workforce?

Allwork

Research emphasizes that employee choice over work location significantly boosts productivity and commitment, debunking traditional RTO mandates. Alvin Toffler’s 1970 predictions in “Future Shock” about the internet, telecommuting, and more horizontal organizations have largely come true, reshaping how we work. We are in a monumental transition akin to the Industrial Revolution, marked by increased remote work and changes in urban planning.

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Workplace AI usage is rocketing, but are people using it for the right things?

Workplace Insight

The latest Workforce Index from Slack claims there has been a significant rise in AI usage in UK workplaces. Since September 2023, there’s been a 66 percent increase, with an additional 18 percent jump since the beginning of 2024. This trend reflects growing enthusiasm among employees about the technology, with 44 percent of office workers saying they are ‘enthusiastic ‘about using workplace AI in their daily tasks.

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The Big ‘Why’: Unraveling the Purpose of Work in a Changing World

Success

The definition of work is murky at best. The pandemic shifted our entire framework around the purpose of work, remote work and finding meaning in our nine-to-five, ushering in a global existential crisis. The fallout has resulted in increasing reports of people feeling disengaged, unhappy and burned out in their work. Seeing how vitally indispensable some human work is for a functioning society—with entire departments being replaced by apps and artificial intelligence—has created a crisis of mea

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SME Relationships: Proven Solutions for Seamless Collaboration and Success

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

💢 Do you find yourself stuck in never-ending review cycles? Are you wondering if your Subject Matter Expert actually got that last review request? Are you having trouble trying to decipher impractical or conflicting feedback? 💢 If any of these scenarios sounds familiar, you may benefit from a crash course on managing SME relationships!

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Episode 530: Scott Rusnak Talks About Integrating EOS for Maximum Impact

Productivityist

In this episode, I sit down with Scott Rusnak to explore the powerful integration of the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) into both personal and professional lives. Scott and I talk about the importance of prioritizing and designing one’s life intentionally, providing actionable insights and tools for personal growth and maximum impact. We also highlight the significance of journaling for personal and professional development, emphasizing the roles of non-negotiables, reflection, and

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How To Create Healthy Work Environments: A Guide for Empowered Employees

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Employees play a crucial role in advocating for organizational change that emphasizes workplace wellness. Rather than looking at iterative or individual-need-based mental and physical health interventions, employers can have the most impact by addressing environmental factors on the whole. Recommendations include maintaining optimal air quality thresholds, optimizing ambient noise levels, ensuring proper lighting conditions, and moderating office temperatures –– all environmental stressors on th

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London office market sees sharp decline in leasing activity

Workplace Insight

The London office leasing market kicked off 2024 with a significant downturn, according to a new report from Devono. After a strong end to 2023, leasing activity plummeted by 45 percent in the first quarter, with only 2.3 million sq ft of space leased. This falls short of the 5-year average for Q1 and marks the lowest total since late 2022. The report attributes the decline to a combination of economic factors, including a recent recession and rising inflation.

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Curb Free With Cory Lee: How One Blogger Is Making a Difference in Accessible Travel

Success

My son has multiple disabilities and uses a wheelchair to get around. Despite his physical needs, I do everything I can to get him, and the rest of my family of five, out in the world. It’s not easy. From making sure transportation is accessible to booking an open hotel room to finding excursions we can all enjoy, planning an inclusive trip takes work.

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Elevating the Virtual Interviewing Experience

Sharing your authentic self in a virtual interview can be an unwanted challenge. How do you break through the digital barrier when conducting a virtual interview and share your exceptional self? Think in unconventional ways to elevate the virtual interviewing experience.

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Why Habit Tracking Apps Outshine To-Do Lists for Building Better Habits

Productivityist

To-do list apps have long been a staple of personal productivity, but are they the best solution for tracking our habits? I don’t think so. While to-do lists are incredibly useful for managing our tasks, they lack the features necessary to support the formation and maintenance of habits. And that’s where dedicated habit tracking apps come in.

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The Full Spectrum Workplace

Allwork

The Full Spectrum Workplace (FSW) is a dynamic model that categorizes work based on location and concurrency, offering different environments to optimize organizational objectives and performance. The FSW emphasizes that workplaces are ecosystems of various work quadrants, unique to each organization and changing over time, with a focus on creating synergies rather than making trade-offs.

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GenAI is already driving down demand for freelancers

Workplace Insight

The demand for freelancers working in writing, and coding related jobs has dropped by 21 percent since the launch of ChatGPT in November 2022, according to new research by Imperial College Business School, Harvard Business School and the German Institute for Economic Research. This research paper, Who is AI Replacing? The Impact of Generative AI on Online Freelancing Platforms , looks at the impact of GenAI technologies on the demand for creative professionals who work on an hourly basis for dif

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What Do Working Parents Do During Summer Break? Dealing With Logistics, Parent Guilt and Nerves  

Success

While everyone anxiously awaits long sunny days by the pool, vacations and outdoor adventures, one particular group is counting down with a bit more dread, with a serious side of nerves. Working parents, especially those who are remote or hybrid, have more to balance than before as their kids drift in and out of their home offices, requesting snacks and activities, outings and rides to summer camps.

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Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy Template

New vaccine mandates and testing policies will affect employers with more than 100 workers. Get Paycor’s free, customizable vaccination policy template to communicate critical details and new requirements to your employees. Get Paycor’s Template today!

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Ep 274: Vickie Maldonado on Building Relational Equity with Your Team

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Vickie Maldonado has a long career in administration and is currently the business ministry chief of staff at Bayside Community Church in Bradenton, Florida. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Vickie talks about how to keep all of your plates spinning without burning out, building relational equity within a team of assistants, and the difference between executive assistant and a chief of staff.

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Owl Labs Launches Meeting Owl® 4+ Camera and AI-powered Software to Create the First Standalone 360-Degree, Wirelessly Connected Device System for Hybrid Work

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Owl Labs , the first company to build AI-powered, 360-degree video conferencing solutions, today launched its next-generation flagship product, the Meeting Owl 4+. It is Owl Labs’ newest all-in-one, 360-degree camera, speaker, and mic device with 4K Ultra HD video for crystal clear video that’s sharper than ever. The new Meeting Owl is powered by the latest Owl Intelligence System (OIS) Software which now allows for wirelessly pairing more devices, so organizations can customize their spaces to

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As sickness absence rises, firms indulge in ‘wellbeing washing’

Workplace Insight

A new survey commissioned by law firm Winckworth Sherwood suggests there has been a shift in workplace culture, with a majority of both employers (86 percent) and employees (69 percent) agreeing it’s more acceptable to take time off for illness, especially mental health issues. However, the survey also reveals a potential gap between perception and reality, which the report labels ‘wellbeing washing’ While employers say improved productivity is the main reason they offer wellne

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Changing The Game: Flag Football Star Diana Flores Is an Advocate for Women in Sports

Success

At the age of 8, standing on a field in Mexico City, playing flag football with a group of 16-year-old girls, Diana Flores could never have known she’d fall in love. That fast, agile little girl who grew up watching her father play tackle football—a sport allocated to men, who also got paid to play—would never have imagined herself as a star. Not even when she was 13, playing on an all-boys flag football team, and outrunning them all, in the NFL FLAG Football League in Mexico City.

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Is Training the Right Solution?

Speaker: Tim Buteyn

Let's set the scene: you’ve identified a critical performance gap in your organization and need to close that gap. A colleague suggests training, but you suspect there’s something going on that training can’t address. How can you determine if training is the right solution before you commit your budget and resources to a new training program? In this webinar, you will learn how to determine if training is the right solution using the Behavior Engineering Model.

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Can I Start A Membership With A Small Audience?

Jennie Lyon

Starting a membership program can seem daunting. Especially when your audience size is small. You might ask, “Can I start a membership with a small audience?” The answer is a resounding yes. A small audience can be a powerful asset. It allows for a more personal connection. It fosters a sense of community. This blog… The post Can I Start A Membership With A Small Audience?

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Portugal Backtracks, Shifts To Strict Digital Nomad Policies

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Moving to Portugal to work just got a lot harder after its latest immigration reforms were announced to address the country’s rapid rise of digital nomads and international jobseekers. In recent years, the country has been known for its welcoming stance towards digital nomads, which has inadvertently driven up the cost of living for locals in international hotspots like Lisbon and Porto.

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Forget Cannes. Commercial property sector hits the North to great effect

Workplace Insight

An hour or two on the train from that part of the UK that gets talked about most and much better optics for local authorities to chase private investment than the South of France, little wonder the UK’s Real Estate Investment and Infrastructure Forum (UK REiiF) proved so popular this year. Over 13,000 attendees descended on Leeds for three days in May this year, a figure all the more remarkable when considering the event only started in 2022 with nearly 4000 attendees, which it nearly doubled th

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From Our CEO: My Path to Success and Realizing My Mission

Success

As kids, my sister and I enjoyed playing “grown-up.” We would take on roles like businessperson or teacher and set the stage for hours of elaborate make-believe. One of us would dress up in Dad’s sports coat or Mom’s skirt, and we would surround ourselves with stuffed animal co-workers or classmates, piles of paperwork and files, toy phones, chalkboards and cups of “really hot” pretend coffee.

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Revitalizing Dry Content: A Lesson in Engagement

Speaker: Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions

We’ve all been there. You’ve been given a pile of dry content and asked to create a compelling eLearning course. You’re determined to create something more engaging than the same old course that learners quickly click through, but how do you take this “boring” content and create something relevant and engaging? Many instructional designers will say, “Boring in means boring out.

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Distant mountains and clouds from the same beautiful blue palette this past Saturday.

Denise Aday

ALT Distant mountains and clouds from the same beautiful blue palette this past Saturday.

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The Future of Resilient Design

Allwork

As a force for change, design is as much about practicality and structure as it is emotional and intellectual. Where we work needs to support the moods of human beings and the modes of work. The design can not be homogenous, or static. Human-centric environments that represent, reflect and empower people with a sense of place can and will create cultural optimism.

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Mismatched technology may be driving down productivity

Workplace Insight

A new poll from Apogee Corporation claims that current workplace environments are failing to cater to different personality types, leading to significant collaboration challenges, reduced productivity and potentially driving away ‘talent’ The survey of 1,001 UK employees in mid-sized businesses suggests that 79 percent of workers struggle with meeting technology when collaborating with colleagues.