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7 Tips for Administrative and Executive Assistants

Being an Administrative or Executive Assistant is not always a walk in the park. There is always a fire to be put out, there is the juggling of 9,000 different tasks, and sometimes you are an assistant to more than one executive or manager. Simply put, not everyone can handle the position of Administrative or …

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Effective Ways For Assistants To Work From Home

11 Effective Ways for Assistants to Work From Home

Rare and unusual times have presented themselves as a result of the onset of Coronavirus COVID-19. As an office, we learned just how many Assistants across the nation and world have become impacted. While we anticipated learning of non-essential business closures leading to working from home, we did not anticipate the high number of Assistants …

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Survival Tactics for Administrative Professionals During Chaotic Times

Disasters and chaotic times dramatically impact our personal and professional lives. And while, with time most situations improve, reoccurrence in the future is inevitable. How do you manage external responsibilities, such as children and family, keep up with workload demands and safeguard yourself from difficult times in the world? Adaptability. At Office Dynamics International, Secretaries, …

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The Vanishing Executive Assistant—NOT!

I would like to address the recent article that appeared in the Wall Street Journal on January 18, 2020 by Rachel Feintzeig regarding The Vanishing Executive Assistant. Sorry, the article is closed to WSJ subscribers only. If you do not want to invest in a subscription to WSJ, even for a few weeks, read Joan’s …

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Do You Have an Internal Admin Site or Hold Lunch N Learns Where You Work?

Ask an Admin was created by Office Dynamics to help administrative professionals with their problems through the help of their peers. We don’t always have an answer to each individuals problem but we know some of you might. Please read the question and comment below. Admin on SF Peninsula asks: Do you have an internal …

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Set Healthy Boundaries at Work

An important component to self-management versus stress-management is to set healthy boundaries in the workplace. In this article what kind of boundaries and with whom. As administrative assistants and executive assistants, you can often feel like setting boundaries might get you fired or your leader will think you are not a team player. Some people …

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