Whether it is a few employees or your entire workforce, it is becoming more and more likely that if you have employees, you are facing the challenge of managing remote workers. In fact, between 2005 and 2012, the number of remote workers in the U.S. grew by almost 80 percent. In 2014, 10 percent of all employees worked remotely. Organizations from Automattic to the U.S. government have found that allowing employees to telecommute, when done correctly, can increase employee productivity and satisfaction, reduce costs for the company, reduce employee turnover and allow access to a larger talent pool. Conversely, other companies like Yahoo! and Reddit disallow remote work, claiming that the speed and quality of work suffered when employees were not in the office. So when faced with the prospect of remote employees, how do you reap the benefits while avoiding the pitfalls? The following are tools and tips to arm your remote employees for success. [Read more…]
Well, I have finally recuperated from our big annual conference for administrative excellence. We hosted 250 energetic administrative professionals from around the world for 4 days. We had an awesome event and amazing speakers this year who taught us how to be resilient. Each speaker took a different facet or element of resiliency and I talked about being proactively resilient. I want to share with you some of the advice we heard throughout our 4 day event. If you are interested in hearing all of our amazing speakers, you can purchase the Conference On Demand (available soon). [Read more…]
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The days of a clear separation between work and home are a thing of the past, and we’re still trying to figure out how to integrate life and work in a healthy way. In a recent Advise America survey, 87 percent of respondents felt they overwork — but at the same time, more than a third also said they don’t feel overloaded by work. Work-life integration is different than simply trying to find balance and separation, however. Let’s take a look. [Read more…]
Question: “I recently had a [Read more…]in which a couple of the things that were said about me were simply untrue. These comments took me completely by surprise, and I realize that in defending myself I probably came off as whiny and was very ineffective. Only now that a week has gone by do I realize exactly what I should have said, and how I should have said it. I got my raise and a decent overall mark, so is it just too late now to state my case? In going back over old ground, would I only make myself look worse no matter if the facts are on my side?” – May, Clerical Trainer
Good morning and welcome to the last week of April. Brian Tracy is a favorite author, speaker, and consultant who I have admired for two decades. I’d like to share something with you that he said and then build upon it.
“Success is 95% habit. Successful people are those who have developed good habits and follow them over and over. Unsuccessful people have poor habits or don’t have good habits. If you develop good habits, they become automatic. Your success and your happiness are virtually guaranteed.” [Read more…]