Having an employee who is bad with time management doesn’t make them a bad employee; it may be a skill which they never properly developed. However, with some proper coaching, it’s something which can be learned and overcome.   How can you help? The first thing you may want to figure out is why the employee is having this issue. Are you not stating clearly your expectations? For example, the A-team is having a meeting...
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In-box clutter is the bane of many people’s existences. You’ve probably experienced this yourself. A few emails turn into dozens and then hundreds. In some companies, employees and managers spend hours reading emails that add nothing to their productivity and take time about from performing their jobs. The more you can cut down on email clutter, the more time you’ll free up to accomplish other tasks. You’ll also contribute less to the clutter on other people’s email boxes. One...
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Whether you are preparing to file your taxes or preparing yourself for the upcoming year, it’s a good idea to learn about all possible deductions that may apply to your situation. If it’s near tax time, you can ask your tax preparer to investigate these deductions. If you’re preparing for the upcoming year, you should know what it takes to qualify for a potential deduction. The home office deduction has always been a confusing situation for taxpayers. Many...
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There is no shortage of gadgets for the workplace. You can find them for nearly any job, hobby or purpose. Lots of gadgets merely waste your time. Often, gadgets are trendy items that a lot of people buy but abandon quickly because they don't serve much purpose. However, there are some functional gadgets that can actually help you save time and improve your work. Others help you work more effectively with others. When you are considering purchasing a new...
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“A Woman’s Desk – What does it Need?” a question not often considered.  A women’s desk needs everything basic and a little bit more. Women use both hemispheres of the brain for a variety of tasks. This means they view things with a broader view; more of a big picture view. While men can and do shut out the world to focus on the task at hand, women usually know what’s happening around them at...
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In today’s working environment, with all its technology, one would think there would be less need for paper and other office products, but except for purely virtual ventures that just is not the case. We are a people who need storage. A place for our pens, pencils and scissors, work files and all those miscellaneous items and yes room for all that technology and the products that keep them up and running too. We want...
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I was talking to a co-worker the other day and she mentioned that she was going to repurpose a conference table top as wall art. I never really considered repurposing office furniture, but once I did a lot of ideas started popping. I also thought that if you were to do so, an office liquidation company would be the way to go about it. That way you get the quality you need at the price...
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Managing office clutter can be very challenging for many people. Their jobs may involve a great deal of paperwork and documents which can create a mess if there is not an appropriate document management process in place. Books, binders, client files, promotional materials and correspondence can quickly accumulate and make the area appear messy. In some cases, people can clean off their desk and throw away or forward documents that should go to another employee....
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The average business has plenty of file cabinets, but have you ever thought about how safe those documents really are? While they may be locked, they may not be safe. The actual risk of having a burglary is actually far less than the chance of having to deal with a fire, but most people don’t realize that. Fire not only causes damage to the outside of a file, but also destroys all the sensitive and...
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It’s Monday and you come to work fresh and ready to get going, but when you get to your cluttered desk that positive attitude slips away. Many people want to get organized, but just don’t know where to begin. It can seem overwhelming and let’s face it, there’s a lot of work to get done and not always enough time to focus on such things. If we have let it get out of control the...
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