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Managing Your Manager: Understanding Their Preferences, Priorities, and Pet Peeves

Practically Perfect PA

Managing Your Manager: Understanding Their Preferences, Priorities, and Pet Peeves As an Assistant, managing your manager can sometimes be a challenging task. In a recent Virtual Summit, Podcast Host and Founder of The Linchpin Assistant, Liz Van Vliet, shared the three P's - Preferences, Priorities, and [.

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The Best AI Tools for Business and Productivity in 2024

Success

Let’s face it: Technology can be your best asset or your biggest source of frustration. Tech changes fast, and it feels like there’s a new tool that you need to be using every day now. Done right, today’s technology can significantly increase your productivity, help you hit your goals and increase your income. Done wrong, you could spend years learning tools that ultimately don’t help you accomplish your goals.

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How To Create A Happy Workplace? Business Environment Design Matters

Allwork

Visionary leaders recognize that an employee-focused environment promoting happiness and engagement enhances productivity, sales, and retention, thereby improving the company’s overall performance. Adopting a design approach that integrates elements of surprise, well-being, confidence, and inspiration can leverage happiness hormones like dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, and endorphins to foster a productive and content workforce.

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How to Share Your Procedures With Your Team

All Things Admin

Procedures aren’t just useful for helping you remember the important details as you complete your tasks. They’re equally as important for your team members. Sharing your procedures with other members of the office allows someone to cover for you during planned and unplanned absences. You won’t have to feel guilty about taking a sick day or scheduling a much-needed vacation, because you’ll know that the office is in good hands while you’re gone.

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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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The Benefits Of Commuting (Yes, There Are Some)

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Commuting offers potential benefits such as a liminal space for mental transition, positive impacts on well-being through exercise and sunlight, and boundary setting between work and personal life. Workplaces can enhance the commuting experience by creating attractive office environments with advanced technology, collaborative culture, and design for future flexibility to meet the evolving needs of employees.

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Way Beyond The 9-to-5: Could A 70-Hour Workweek Ever Be A Good Thing?

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Infosys founder Narayana Murthy’s suggestion for extended 70-hour workweeks has sparked a heated debate, with contrasting viewpoints on productivity and personal well-being. There is no one-size-fits-all answer to the optimal length of the workweek.; it requires a careful balancing act between economic objectives and the well-being of the workforce.

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Dry promotions: Definition, considerations, and guidelines for employers

BMT Office Administration

Getting a promotion is an exciting event for employees. Their hard work has paid off and they are being recognized by their employer. However, some of that excitement is probably due to the pay raise that they expect will come with the promotion. But sometimes employers offer promotions without an increase in pay, a growing phenomenon called dry promotions.

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From Monotony To Meaning: The Benefits Of Process Automation For Flexible Work

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Process automation, amplified by AI, is transforming work by fostering flexibility, enabling efficient hybrid work models, and enhancing data-driven decision-making. Automating repetitive, unchallenging tasks increases employee satisfaction and professional development, reducing burnout and nurturing a more fulfilling, vibrant workplace culture. Future workplaces will need to balance technological advances and ethical considerations, with AI democratization supporting widespread accessibilit

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Ep 255: Maggie Olson Walks Through the Nova Chief of Staff Course

LEADERASSISTANT.COM

Maggie Olson is founder and instructor at Nova Chief of Staff. As the Chief of Staff to a President at a Fortune 40 company—a multibillion-dollar business with 5,000+ employees—Maggie built the president’s Chief of Staff model from the ground up to create a highly successful team, drove efficiencies, and established executive back-office structure that will be in place for years to come.

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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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New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Always Stick—Here’s What Tony Robbins Suggests Instead

Success

January is a season alive with the energy of new beginnings, a fresh start and people making New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, around 80% of individuals abandon their resolutions by the second week of February each year. This means fewer than one in five people manage to adhere to their New Year’s goals. In 2024, you don’t have to fall off the resolution wagon.

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Choose Your WordPress Path: DIY, Budget-Friendly, or Expert Crafted?

Tips From T. Marie

Embarking on the WordPress path can feel like setting out on an exciting journey through the digital world. It’s a path paved with endless possibilities, tailored to fit every business need and aspiration. Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur, a tech-savvy business owner, or somewhere in between, understanding the nuances of WordPress is key to unlocking the full potential of your online presence.

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5 Reasons It’s Crucial To Invest In Your Managers

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While many organizations invest significant resources into product development, marketing strategies, and customer acquisition, it is equally crucial to invest in the people who drive these operations — managers. Investing in managers is a strategic investment that can yield substantial returns. It can enhance leadership skills, boost employee engagement, foster a positive workplace culture, drive innovation, improve business performance, and prepare the organization for future challenges.

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Enhance Your Productivity with Top Digital Productivity Tools

Practically Perfect PA

Enhance your productivity with top digital productivity tools In today's fast-paced world, time, energy, and focus are valuable resources that often seem to slip away from us. As assistants, finding efficient ways to manage our tasks and optimise our productivity is crucial. In a recent Practically [.

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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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How to Rest and Recharge

Success

Taking the steps needed to get started on your own journey toward growth is a big deal, especially given how busy life can be. We all have to work, handle the details of our personal lives and foster a social life, while also trying to grow personally and professionally. I don’t know about you, but that can be a lot to handle at any one time. While you’re trying to balance all of the everyday tasks, there are some important things that tend to get pushed to the side.

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London’s office market is reshaping the city and the way people experience the workplace

Workplace Insight

London’s office market continues to adapt to evolving workforce demands. The normalisation of hybrid and flexible working since the pandemic remains the biggest cultural shift that the office sector has witnessed in decades. In addition to the rise in demand for quality-as-a-must in 2023, collaboration, culture, and connectivity will lead the charge for office space trends in the year ahead.

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Productivity Without Burnout: How Less Work Time Can Equal More Output

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The traditional five-day grind may need a shake-up; extensive studies reveal that long hours do not equate to better output. Dr. Dale Whelehan advocates for the 180-100 approach to work, in which employees deliver full productivity (100%) in less time (80%) without a reduction in pay. The four-day week conserves individuals’ time and mental bandwidth, all while fueling organizations’ need for creativity and resilience.

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Ensuring Synergy in the Workplace: Tips for Hiring Managers to Ensure Cultural Fit When Hiring Executive Assistants

C-Suite Assistants

In the intricate tapestry of organizational success, one thread stands out as particularly vital: the cultural fit of employees in the workplace. Every organization has a unique identity and ensuring that employees align with its values and culture is critical to long-term success. This rings especially true for executive assistants, who, by the very nature of their roles, work closely with high-level executives and can be highly visible, making it even more important that they align and reflect

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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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3 Life and Business Lessons From Adventure Racing

Success

I set my bike down, peeled off my helmet and grabbed a handful of peanut butter M&Ms, my go-to fuel during outdoor adventures. As I ate in this suburban St. Louis park, I looked to my right toward a hill that sloped down to a wooded area. Two men walked out from the trees. Their body language was unpleasant, their behavior even worse. One yelled at the other, “Would you let me just look at that map for one second?!

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Chance to retrofit offices is going begging, report claims

Workplace Insight

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has launched new guidance on retrofitting large office buildings. Setting out the most cost- and carbon-effective retrofit measures in the immediate and longer term, the guidance reframes retrofit as an iterative process rather than a standalone project. UKGBC has found that significant opportunities are being missed by office investors, owners, and occupiers who do not have clear strategies to retrofit offices in place.

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Microsoft Still Sees a Future in Virtual Reality-Enhanced Workspaces

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Discussions related to the Metaverse and virtual reality (VR) meeting rooms have been quietly fading from the spotlight due to the tech industry’s new focus on artificial intelligence. However, Microsoft is still showing an interest by continuing to invest in and develop the tech, claiming that it still has a place in the future of work. The company’s newly announced feature called “Mesh” for its Teams platform aims to blend virtual meetings with 3D immersive experiences.

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Episode 511: Francesco D’Alessio Talks About Innovative Productivity Apps and Methodologies

Productivityist

In Episode 511, I’m thrilled to welcome Francesco D’Alessio , a trailblazer in the productivity app space. Our conversation revolved around his Bento methodology, the evolution of productivity software, and the future role of AI in managing our daily tasks. Francesco is widely recognized as a leading authority in the productivity space, particularly for his role as the creator and host of the Keep Productive YouTube channel.

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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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Top Tech Jobs of 2024 and the Skills You Need To Land Them, According to Futurist Shivvy Jervis

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The future of artificial intelligence is bright and barrelling straight toward us. The AI market is set to reach $407 billion by 2027 —a big leap from 2022’s revenue of $86.9 billion, according to a report by MarketsandMarkets. At the same time, over 75% of consumers are not fully on board. Questions surrounding digital identity protection and whether people’s hard-earned jobs will be replaced by robots remain top of mind.

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Third of UK adults experience a high level of stress each year

Workplace Insight

Over a third of adults experienced high or extreme levels of pressure and stress always or often in the past year (35 percent), according to the new annual report from Mental Health UK. The report warns that the UK is at risk of becoming a ‘burnt-out nation’. Against a backdrop of rising levels of people out of work due to long-term sickness, the polling of over 2,000 UK adults by YouGov for the Mental Health UK reveals that one in five workers (20 percent) needed to take time off due to poor me

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More Teens Worked Last Year Than in the Years Leading Up to the Pandemic

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Teenagers ages 16- to 19-years-old have experienced a surge in labor force participation last year, reaching a 14-year high according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data. Highlighted in a recent report published by The Washington Post , at least 250,000 more teenagers were reported to be working compared to pre-pandemic levels, and 37% of 16- to 19-year-olds were either employed or seeking jobs in the last year.

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How to Use Social Proof to Boost Your Business Growth

Jennie Lyon

Today, we’re diving headfirst into a game-changer: the Social Proof Game. But first things first – what exactly is social proof? Well, it’s the secret sauce that can transform your business landscape. Social proof is when people look to others for guidance, especially in decision-making. It’s that powerful force shaping opinions and actions.

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Brain Fog HQ: Memory Enhancement Techniques for Professional Development

Speaker: Chester Santos – Author, International Keynote Speaker, Executive Coach, Corporate Trainer, Memory Expert, U.S. Memory Champion

In October, scientists discovered that 75% of patients who experienced brain fog had a lower quality of life at work than those who did not. At best, brain fog makes you slower and less efficient. At worst, your performance and cognitive functions are impaired, resulting in memory, management, and task completion problems. In this entertaining and interactive presentation, Chester Santos, "The International Man of Memory," will assist you in developing life-changing skills that will greatly enha