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Emerging Technologies for Administrative Professionals

All Things Admin

Updated February 20, 2023 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 descriptions are more likely to include analytical reasoning, critical thinking, complex problem-solving skills, and UX design.

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How to Take a “Time Tour”

Productivityist

Too often, we get caught up in the daily grind of our lives. We forget to take a step back and really examine how we’re spending our time. We go through the motions: ticking things off our to-do lists, taking endless (and sometimes senseless) meetings, and going to appointments. But we don’t stop to ask ourselves if we’re really making the most of the precious hours we have each day.

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Four day week pilot results are very encouraging indeed, say researchers

Workplace Insight

Businesses that adopted a four day working week as part of a pilot programme say they are more profitable and their staff are fitter, happier and more productive, researchers have told MPs. A large majority of companies that took part in the pilot now plan to carry on. The programme, led in the UK by non-profit 4 Day Week Global , the UK’s 4 Day Week Campaign and think-tank Autonomy , involved around 3,000 workers through a six-month trial of a four day week, with no loss of pay.

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Level Up To Reduce Stress — How to Convince Your Boss Video Games Belong At Work

Allwork

Mounting research links playing video games to improved cognitive and communication skills. According to the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study, children who play at least three hours of video games a day “were faster and more accurate” when it came to cognitive tasks. Not all video games are created equal, and each video game comes with its own share of benefits.

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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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How to Track Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to Maintain Professional Certifications

Eat Your Career

Continuing Education Units (or CEUs) are often required to maintain professional certifications. If you’ve dedicated the time, energy, and attention necessary to obtain your certification, you certainly don’t want to lose it because you didn’t keep up with the requirements. In most cases, if you fail to meet the CEU requirements, you’ll have to requalify for the certification, which may include taking another exam.

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Can AI Help Your Business With Content Creation?

Tips From T. Marie

Do you struggle to find time to create content for your business? You’re not alone! In today’s fast-paced world, many busy entrepreneurs and home business owners struggle to produce the content they need to stay competitive. But what if you could use artificial intelligence (AI) to help you create content quickly? Can it provide the same quality of content?

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What happens to work when the machine stops?

Workplace Insight

In 1909, E M Forster – not exactly known for a body of work including dystopian fiction – published a novella called The Machine Stops. You can read it here but the story describes a future in which people live below ground, in isolation but with all their needs met by an omnipresent Machine (you can see where this is going). People are allowed to travel, but tend not to and instead communicate and share ideas entirely through technology.

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The Importance of Finding Your ‘Why’ and How to Make It Happen

Success

What’s your ‘why’? When I ask my students why they want to start their own businesses , the most common responses are, “I want to change the world!” and “I want to help as many people as possible!” But while I’m sure the desire to be of service factors in for many of my students, it’s rarely what’s really driving their decision to give notice. And that’s just fine.

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The Most Important Coworking Perk Of 2023: Brain Breaks

Allwork

It may be possible to help coworking members avoid burnout situations by encouraging them to take brain breaks. The best brain breaks are simple, easy to set up, and can accommodate different abilities. By facilitating brain breaks, you’ll show that you have your members’ wellbeing at heart. It’s never been more important to give ourselves — and others — regular breaks at 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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FOBO + FODA can Stop you in Your Tracks…but They Don’t Have to

Virtual Moxie

I recently wrote about FOFO (Fear of Finding Out) and mentioned that it’s one of two top things I hear about from VAs. The other is a combo platter of FOBO + FODA: Fear of Better Options, and Fear of Doing Anything. FOBO is where a person becomes overwhelmed with the sheer number of options available and fears that she will make the wrong choice. It’s often paired with FODA, which makes a person so afraid of making a mistake or failing that, as a result, she just does nothing at all.

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Building Bridges for Empathy: Key Considerations for Leaders

Bonnie Low Kramen

Empathy is the ability to understand what other people feel, see things from their point of view, and imagine yourself in their place. That understanding helps us to better decide how to respond to a situation. The post Building Bridges for Empathy: Key Considerations for Leaders appeared first on Bonnie Low-Kramen.

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The 5 Pillars of Authentic Leadership

Success

It’s difficult to lead well, especially in a fast-paced environment. Leading change in a company in distress means many things need to happen quickly. Leaders often put culture on the back burner as a “nice to have.” As a serial CEO, I’ve led six companies through transformational change over more than 20 years. I’ve found that authentic leaders that follow the pillars of leadership—and the culture that results from leadership—is a multiplier of productivity and a driver of success.

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Improvements are coming to Microsoft Teams

Allwork

What’s going on: Microsoft is gearing up for the launch of a freshly re-constructed version of Microsoft Teams next month, which is optimized to provide more efficient system resource consumption on PCs and laptops. After intensively testing this upgraded Teams client internally, Microsoft has announced plans to make a preview of the new version available to Microsoft Teams users in March.

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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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The challenge for office acoustics is to make people feel at home

Workplace Insight

A number of apparent truisms about work and workplaces entered mainstream consciousness in the wake of the pandemic, and the shift to more flexible and hybrid working cultures. One of them is that people are better off carrying out focussed, quiet work at home, and creative and collaborative work in the office. And that this might suggest our approach to office acoustics would shift in particular ways.

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A former personal assistant to an Oscar-winning actress says the job comes with plenty of perks — but you have to set boundaries

Bonnie Low Kramen

In January 1986, Bonnie Low-Kramen, who was 27 at the time and temping in Broadway box offices as she tried to carve out a career as an actor, was tipped off to a gig as the public-relations director for the Whole Theatre, a small theater in northern New Jersey. The post A former personal assistant to an Oscar-winning actress says the job comes with plenty of perks — but you have to set boundaries appeared first on Bonnie Low-Kramen.

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How to Cultivate a Growth Mindset

Success

Remember Roger Bannister? Until 1954, it seemed impossible for a human to run a mile in under four minutes. Then Bannister did it, and his record stood for only 46 days. In the next 67 years, more than 1,500 runners beat the four-minute mile. What changed? Only a belief in what’s possible. Most powerful ideas Quick, name history’s most powerful ideas!

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Will Influencers Be The New Recruiters In The Future Of Work?

Allwork

They call them influencers for a reason; these people are known to certain populations and demographics, and these influencers have the special skill of persuasion. Seeing your favorite social media celeb on Twitter, etc., advocating for a particular company might be more enticing than seeing a simple job ad for the company. In a Q&A, Erin Lazarus, SHL’s Head of Solution Architects in the Americas, she explained her opinion on the future of job recruiting by social media influencers.

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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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Most US employees don’t believe remote working colleagues are really working

Workplace Insight

Only 24 percent of people trust their remote working colleagues to get work done from home, according to a new poll from Envoy. However, the latest edition of its Return to the Workplace survey also suggests that 94 percent of workers believe their managers trust them to do their work from anywhere, home or the office. And the older the worker, the greater the confidence they have in expressing such a belief.

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Employee focus is the path to success

Bonnie Low Kramen

Your Staff Matter. They are important. Your staff are the sole reason you will succeed. The post Employee focus is the path to success appeared first on Bonnie Low-Kramen.

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Top of Mind: This Is How to Reinvent Yourself

Success

Reinventing yourself can be difficult; the thought of just getting started alone can be overwhelming. So we asked a few entrepreneurs, CEOs, business founders and authors to share their best advice for reinventing yourself and making changes in your life. Here’s what they had to say: 1. If you want to reinvent yourself, just go for it. Reinventing yourself can sometimes be a conscious move, or it can be something you just stumble upon.

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Clario and WeWork to Enhance Hybrid Work Strategy

Allwork

What’s going on: Clario, a healthcare research and technology company, has joined forces with WeWork to grant its employees access to WeWork All Access passes and flexible spaces in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, and Costa Rica, granting their colleagues freedom when it comes to their workspace. Working together, Clario and WeWork have developed a solution that provides balance between fixed, flexible and remote working.

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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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Ep 207: Deedee Benyi on Understanding the Business and Supporting Multiple Executives

LEADERASSISTANT.COM

Deedee Benyi is the Executive Assistant to the Chief Data Scientist at The Hartford. She came to this role after a varied career path including Automotive Service Management in addition to Real Estate and Vacation Planning in the USVI. In this episode, Deedee talks about how to understand the business so you can better support your executive team, supporting multiple executives, creating a professional and personal brand, as well as championing the collective administrative professional brand.

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Episode 463: The Bullet Journal Method with Ryder Carroll

Productivityist

I was so happy to have Ryder Carroll back on show. It’s always great to hear from the creator of the Bullet Journal, especially as the approach continues to evolve and gain in popularity. In this episode, we cover a lot of ground, diving into the history of Bullet Journaling and exploring how it has developed over the years. It’s always fascinating to hear about the origins of the method and how Ryder’s approach has changed over time.

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You’re Killing It! 13 Quotes for an Unstoppable Attitude

Success

Life is a wild card. You never know what new challenge or obstacle is coming next, but you always have two options: take control or fold under pressure. Adopt an unstoppable attitude inspired by these quotes or perish. It’s not always about what happens to you. Sometimes it’s about how you choose to handle the storms—to keep moving forward with your life when uncertainty is raging around you.

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4 Challenges in Navigating Remote Work Layoffs

Allwork

The four key challenges of remote work layoffs are impersonal emails, legal requirements, returning equipment, and difficulties assessing performance. Planning for the whole of a worker’s lifecycle, from onboarding to offboarding, is critical as part of an effective remote and hybrid work strategy. Managers need to be trained to overcome the proximity bias, and the consequent confirmation bias and empathy gap that undermine effective remote work layoffs.

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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