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Why Administrative Support is Crucial

Office Dynamics

Explore the indispensable role of administrative support in today's dynamic workplaces. Discover why administrative professionals are crucial for organizational success and how their contributions drive efficiency, productivity, and growth.

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Co-Active Leadership for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Co-Active Leadership for Assistants As Assistants, we often find ourselves in roles that require us to support and collaborate with leaders from various departments and levels within our organisations. In this dynamic environment, traditional one-dimensional leadership models may fall short of addressing the complexities of modern workplaces. [.

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Make Procedures Development a Habit, Not a Project

All Things Admin

One of the challenges of creating administrative procedures is that many people feel overwhelmed by the project. You already do a million things. How are you supposed to document everything for reference, as well? This feeling is why many people never start their procedures. However, thinking of procedures as one big project isn’t the right approach.

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Ep 257: From EA to Chief of Staff – How to Level Up with Maggie Olson

LEADERASSISTANT.COM

Maggie Olson is the Founder of Nova Chief of Staff, the premier destination for Chief of Staff education and development. In this episode of The Leader Assistant Podcast, Maggie talks about the journey from executive assistant to chief of staff, and how to level up in your role – no matter the title. CONNECT WITH MAGGIE Maggie on LinkedIn Nova Chief of Staff Certification Course ABOUT MAGGIE Maggie Olson is the Founder of Nova Chief of Staff, the premier destination for Chief of Staff education

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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 Set and Achieve Financial Goals

Success

A financial goal is a specific objective you set for yourself to achieve in a period of time, like the destination at the end of map directions. Setting financial goals helps you improve your financial situation, whether you want to pay off debt, buy a home or fund retirement. In this guide, we’ll look at different types of goals, how to set financial goals and offer some expert tips to help you reach your goals on time.

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Are You Accidentally Sabotaging Your Workforce?

Allwork

In a desperate bid to manage the shifting sands of hybrid work, some employers have turned to surveillance. High-profile companies like JPMorgan, Barclays Bank, and UnitedHealth Group have been reported to track everything from employees’ sent emails to their keyboard strokes. Evidence is mounting that such Big Brother tactics may not only be ineffective but could also be downright detrimental to productivity and morale.

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12 Personal Goals to Set For Yourself This Year

Success

Goals are essential to personal and professional development, but knowing which goals to set for yourself can feel overwhelming. You know there are areas of your life where you want to make progress, but you may need guidance figuring out where to start or how to identify what you need to do. Keep reading to discover some personal and professional goals that will put you on the right path.

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Sustainable offices attract higher service charges

Workplace Insight

Office buildings with the highest efficiency and sustainability ratings tend to have higher than average service charges, a report from accountancy and business advisory firm BDO claims. The firm’s latest benchmarking report suggests that offices with an ‘outstanding’ or ‘excellent’ Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) certification had total service charge costs that were 26 percent higher than the other offices it surveyed.

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5 Strategies for Building Relationships with Coworkers In the Era of Remote Work

Success

The days of making a mid-morning coffee run with colleagues or heading out to the pub across the street for happy hour with your coworkers seem like ancient history. Nowadays, you’re lucky if you see one or two colleagues in person once a week, because most office interactions take place over video calls. Which begs the question: Is building friendships with coworkers still relevant if you only see them virtually?

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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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7 Office Design Strategies To Support Neurodiversity In A Post-Pandemic World

Allwork

Office environments can be tailored to better support neurodiverse individuals by incorporating thoughtful design strategies that cater to sensory, visual, auditory, and spatial preferences, thus creating inclusive workspaces that enhance productivity and comfort for all employees. Design elements such as biophilic features, minimalist aesthetics, adjustable lighting and sound, and flexible furniture choices are vital in creating spaces that allow neurodivergent employees to control their sensor

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Home Business Insurance: What You Should Know

Tips From T. Marie

Are you operating your business from home? That’s awesome! But as you transform your spare room into office space , let’s chat about something super important but often overlooked – home business insurance. Buckle up, as we embark on a journey to decode the ins and outs of protecting your home-based hustle! The Whys and Whats Before we dive into the nitty-gritty, did you know that your cute home office or that powerhouse garage workshop can actually affect your homeowners’ insurance?

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Duty of Care forBusiness Travellers: A Comprehensive Guide for Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

Duty of Care for Business Travellers: A Comprehensive Guide for Assistants In business travel, ensuring the safety and well-being of Executives and colleagues is paramount. As Assistants, we must equip ourselves with the knowledge and strategies to manage all risks regarding business travel, particularly for those [.

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How to Make a Vision Board to Kick-Start Your Goal Setting

Success

Simply put, a vision board is a collection or collage of images, words, pictures and symbols that are meant to serve as inspiration to you. Think of it as a visual representation of the things that are important to you—your goals and dreams that you want to achieve in life. They can be created in all types of ways, from analog vision boards that you can keep in a notebook or tacked up on a wall to a virtual version made on your computer or phone.

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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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Coworking Spaces Can Hit Net Zero Targets If They Follow These Tips

Allwork

The Instant Group is urging the coworking sector to prioritize reducing electricity and gas emissions and reviewing operations times, while developing stronger partnerships with landlords. Reviewing the supply chain is a medium priority for workspace operators. The Instant Group recommends responsible procurement processes and suppliers maintain honest and fair values.

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Dealing with a Layoff: How To Craft Your Comeback Story

Tips From T. Marie

Let’s chat about a topic that’s as popular as a hiccup at a meditation retreat: dealing with a layoff. I mean, 2024 has been dishing out more layoffs than a waitress at a truck stop diner. Tech titans like Google and the HR at Macy’s and REI are part of a wave of layoffs, leaving many to navigate the choppy waters of job loss. If that infamous pink slip has landed in your hands, I get it.

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They call it mellow yellow. Issue 19 of IN Magazine lands

Workplace Insight

The new issue of IN Magazine has been published online today. In this issue: we ask why firms are so reluctant to change what they do; a dream of the past and future of work; Andy Lake talks about his new, visionary book; how AI might make cities worse; what inclusive design means; a panel of experts discuss what changing work practices mean for major business districts; why we must rethink how we light our streets and squares; how to strike the right balance when it comes to creating meetings i

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From the Editor: Celebrating Women in Business and in Life

Success

Welcome to a special edition of SUCCESS magazine , where we dedicate our pages to celebrating the remarkable women whose stories often linger in the shadows yet illuminate the path for future generations. In this issue, we aim to shine a spotlight on Women of Influence—those exceptional individuals who seamlessly navigate between their professional careers and personal lives, leaving an indelible mark in both spheres.

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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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Why Business Podcasts Are The Ultimate Learning Tool For Entrepreneurs

Allwork

Business podcasts offer convenient and practical learning opportunities, with over 3.2 million available, covering a wide range of topics such as growth, branding, and industry trends. Listening to business podcasts provides entrepreneurs with actionable insights and real-world advice shared by industry experts and successful business owners, who discuss overcoming challenges and share their personal experiences and strategies for success.

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Episode 513: Haris Butt Talks About AI and Productivity Enhancements

Productivityist

Welcome to this episode where Haris Butt , the head of product design at ClickUp, and I dive deep into the intersection of AI and productivity. In today’s discussion, we explore how artificial intelligence, specifically within tools like ClickUp, is revolutionizing the way we approach tasks, manage time, and unlock creativity. Haris shares invaluable insights into the balance between technology and human input, ensuring we harness the full potential of AI without losing the essence of pers

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Hefty fine for Amazon has implications for employee surveillance policy

Workplace Insight

The French data protection watchdog CNIL has fined Amazon France Logistique €32m, equivalent to 3 percent of the entity’s annual turnover, approaching the maximum permitted level of 4 percent. Describing Amazon’s employee surveillance as “excessive”, the regulator also cited instances where the monitoring of staff was found to be outright illegal, by breaching the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Creative Abrasion: 4 Strategies to Introduce Healthy Conflict Among Your Team

Success

People often try to avoid conflict in the workplace, but it turns out that some conflict—specifically, creative abrasion—can be quite healthy. What is creative abrasion? This approach embraces healthy conflict in the workplace and encourages diverse perspectives to fuel creativity and drive better outcomes. It also allows businesses to harness the power of differing viewpoints, challenge conventional thinking and unlock the full potential of their teams.

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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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WeWork’s Ousted Founder Hopes to Buy it Back

Allwork

Adam Neumann, the ousted founder from WeWork, is making headlines again after the New York Times reported that he sent a letter to WeWork advisors — revealing his intentions to buy back the bankrupt workspace provider. According to a report published by CNBC , Neumann claims he has support from “well-known capital sources” including hedge fund manager of Third Point, Dan Loeb.

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What’s the Big Deal About Acceptance Speeches Anyway? Bonnie’s Story

Bonnie Low-Krayman

By Bonnie Low-Kramen | February 2024 Seconds after the speech, my text messages blew up. One friend simply wrote, “ Are you dying? ” Here’s why. “ The Bear ” actress Ayo Edebiri won her Best Actress Golden Globe Award on Sunday, January 7 and her acceptance speech still has the world buzzing with appreciation. As acceptance speeches go, it is one that will be remembered, especially if you work as an assistant – to anyone.

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London must take better decisions on whether to retrofit its buildings

Workplace Insight

The London Assembly Planning and Regeneration Committee has published a new report called Retrofit vs Rebuild? which asks how decisions are made to either retrofit or rebuild properties and the carbon implications for both. In London, buildings account for an estimated 68 per cent of the city’s carbon emissions. These emissions arise from the construction, operation, and demolition of buildings.

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Super Bowl Promotions and Preparations: How 8 Small Businesses Are Bracing for the Big Game

Success

They are coming: Taylor, Travis and about a zillion other people are headed to Las Vegas to witness the festivities for Super Bowl LVIII—and small businesses across the city are hoping to capture the economic boost through Super Bowl promotions and preparations. According to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, otherwise known as Visit Las Vegas , the Big Game’s projected economic impact on the city is more than $600 million.

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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