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Success tips for working at home.(Brief Article)
June 1, 2003... Even though more office professionals are working from home, few employers are instructing them in the fine points of telecommuting. If your job description includes some at-home work, use these three tips to make your telecommuting arrangement successful. 1. Know your...
Protect the boss from bad meetings. (Winning Edge).
June 1, 2003... Tough times often mean more meetings, since executives tend to respond to problems by calling meetings to fix them. And when these meetings fail to produce results, executives often call more meetings. In some companies, people have even called meetings to figure out why their meetings...
Easy file, easy find. (Skills & Know-How).(filing methods)(Brief Article)
June 1, 2003... Filing and finding any document in your office should be a simple task. These ideas will help you create user-friendly filing systems. 1. Put papers where you'll look for them--not where you think they "should go." If you have a brochure from a recent seminar that has great ideas for...
Tell the world what you can do. (Professional Savvy).(marketing your skills)
June 1, 2003... If someone asked you to list three things about your best friend that she or he does well, you could probably do it in less than 30 seconds! However, if you were asked to do the same thing about yourself, you'd probably need more time. To succeed in your role of office professional, you...
Call a halt to office melodrama. (Skills & Know-How).(Brief Article)
June 1, 2003... Everyone knows one or more office troublemakers. They're the people who hang out at the water cooler and gossip, tap out personal e-mails all day or criticize co-workers behind their backs. With relaxed dress codes and other changes that make offices more casual, some employees are...