Office Administration

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Tips for improving problem-solving skills

January 16, 2015
You can’t solve every problem, but you can improve your skills and take responsibility for solving problems that others avoid. Here are some simple strategies.
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Why your office coffee sucks … and how to make it better

January 16, 2015
The truth is, your coffee is bad for a lot of little reasons, all of which can be fixed.
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Hold a “disgruntled customers” meeting

January 16, 2015
Ask each attendee to come not as an employee, but a flaw-finding customer …
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Study: Employees steal more than shoppers

January 16, 2015
The annual Global Retail Theft Barometer reports that dishonest employees cost retailers $18 billion in revenue last year, more than the $15.7 billion taken by light-fingered shoppers.
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Leverage your workplace culture to attract and retain A-players

December 10, 2014
Crafting a powerful, engaging culture not only boosts hiring, but it also helps you keep the talent you already have.
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When interviewing, look for those who take action

December 10, 2014
Michelle Zatlyn, co-founder of  CloudFlare, a tech company that supercharges and provides security for websites, is passionate about hiring people who have a track record of driving projects.
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Get organized in 2015

December 10, 2014
You’ve dealt with clutter and confusion far too long, haven’t you?
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Do your workplace chairs accommodate?

December 10, 2014
Look around your office: in the conference room, the reception area, the lunch room. You have enough chairs, but do you have any that can accommodate a person who’s morbidly obese (defined as weighing 100% or more over ideal body weight)?
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Tips for a smooth office relocation

November 12, 2014
At some point, your office will likely need to pull up stakes and head out to unexplored territory, moving the staff and everything else—whether it’s two doors down the same hallway, or across town in a shiny new complex with (finally!) sufficient parking. Your preparations will fall into two categories: (1) ticking off the absolutely-must-do’s and (2) solving the hidden issues that can trip up an otherwise orderly relocation.
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Your staff needs thinkers–but who are they?

November 12, 2014
How do you test to see if someone will be able to bring you fresh ideas and make you see your products and systems in ways that defy groupthink?
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