No matter what type of business you work in there are always going to be challenges to face and work through. The more employees the business has the more challenges it will probably face. An article I recently read on the Recruiter website called “The Top 5 Workplace Challenges Today” was very insightful. Below is a list … Continue reading
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Time Really Can Be Money Saved
As an office manager I often will find myself doing simple tasks, which take time, instead of delegating them to other office staff. When a business owner or management staff does this they are costing the business unnecessary expense. Do you know what your time and each employee’s time is worth in dollars and cents? … Continue reading
Make Today Count
In John Maxwell’s book, “Make Today Count” he talks about managing the discipline of priorities. If you are like most people, this can be like riding a roller coaster. We climb to great heights one day and then find ourselves on a downward spiral another. Mr. Maxwell states that he has disciplined his priorities by … Continue reading
Over Burdened, Too Busy, And Want Off The Ride
How many times have you heard yourself or someone else say, “I am so busy”? They could be letting their “busyness” control their life instead of the other way around. Becoming overly busy can be a gradual process that we become caught up in, and for many reasons cannot see our way out of it. … Continue reading
Do You Need To Get Organized?
“Every noble work is at first impossible” ~ Thomas Carlyle We know being organized and efficient is an ongoing, evolving process. Once you have found or created a system that works, you must maintain it. You also need to be prepared to change your system as circumstances and situations change. I often hear people state, … Continue reading
Monitoring Employee Productivity
As a business owner or manager you may have found that it is harder to monitor an employee’s production than you thought it might be. Depending on the type of job an employee does it could be very difficult to find out how productive they are during their 8-hour shift. Jobs that have required tasks … Continue reading
Are You Just Behind Or Could It Be Procrastination
Are you constantly behind on your work or projects? Do you have a messy desk with several little stacks on it? Is there never enough time to finish all you have to get done? If the answer is yes, you could be suffering from procrastination. I am sure you remember that old saying “don’t put … Continue reading
Poor Planning or Not?
According to “Hofstadter’s law” (below) it is a known fact that any task that you are planning will take longer than expected. Now it is not talking about tasks that you do on a regular basis and you know how much time it will take. This would be a new project that you are planning, … Continue reading
Using Time Wisely
I was at a conference this past weekend talking with office managers and the conversation turned to time management and the struggles with getting things done in the time allotted. Ultimately, taking action on managing your time is what needs to happen in order to master it. I am sure I am not the only … Continue reading
Are You Ready?
Do you ever have days like this when you know you need to get ready, but you allow distractions to keep you from doing so? Just watch this makes me anxious because he is not getting ready. All of those “A” type personalities out there will understand what I mean. Happy Friday to you all … Continue reading