Follow the link to the FlipSnack book below for some suggestions on how I can help you in your business.
Now that you have done the big clean out and got yourself a little more organised, here are our final three suggestions for spicing up your workspace.
3. Think ergonomic
While this is probably one of the duller steps, it reaps enormous long-term benefits if done correctly.
Setting up your workspace to be ergonomic not only means that you won’t suffer from aches or pains, but that your workspace will actually be easier to use and more efficient for you.
In terms of ergonomics, your essentials are a comfortable chair that promotes good posture and includes lumbar support, a monitor that is positioned at eye-level and a keyboard and mouse that are positioned as close to each other as possible.
Lifehacker has a great guide on DIYing an ergonomic workspace if your company isn’t able to purchase new furniture.
Tired of staring at the same boring, blank cubicle walls five days a week? Feeling even more uninspired by your workspace than normal? It could be time to do some workspace renovations.
After all, we spend at least – gasp – 40 hours in our office or cubicle each week. It’s only natural that we crave a space that is comfortable, pleasing to the eye, practical and effective.
In my opinion, your workspace should be your weekday sanctuary. It should be your oasis amongst the overgrown corporate jungle – a place for you to design, create, develop and inspire.
To kick-start your workspace renovation, I’ve collected five easy ways that you can transform your cubicle calamity into an office oasis.
I once read a story where someone had listed in their resume some special skills, one of which was thyping! Well I guess a typo like that it is sort of funny. For many people though, the task of putting together a resume can seem a bit daunting, to say the least.
There are probably as many ways of writing a resume as there are people writing them.
A message on the first line of the prank email site http//www.mailfool.com reads
April 1st - our apologies to all those who had problems sending MailFool emails on and around April Fools' Day this year. Due to unprecedented demand the system had a few problems whereby some messages were lost in the process of being created. We'll have it sorted before next April Fools, don't worry...
We all love our friends who love to send us every email that comes their way, pretty pictures, funny stories etc and don’t know how to use the BCC option right? … wrong!
What about others who send us a ‘read receipt request’ with every email? …These are just a couple of apects of emailing that can annoy us, among a zillion other things.
With the emergence of electronic communication, it seems we sometimes forget that etiquette is just as important, as it would be in the snail mailed letter. I am surprised at how many people are unsure of the rules for the use of email.
Here are some tips to help you on your way.
What is it about some office cultures that would have us think we need to block ourselves away in our very own cocoon?
The best part about working in an office is the ability to collaborate with our colleagues, getting ideas from each other, and helping one another out. How can we help develop a positive office culture so that our time at the office doesn’t need to be spent locked away in a plastic bubble?
I have to admit that clothing, fashion and hair styles are my first thoughts whenever I hear the word style. When I searched for the definition, there are a few ways this word is used. As a noun it means a manner of doing something or the verb is to design or make in a particular form – like the hairdressers do! As a synonym it can mean fashion, manner, mode, way or genre– so why do the connotations of this word all evolve around looks and what does this have to do with business documents?
Tidy Heidi. The worst nickname I have had in years!!!
But sadly it is true, I just love being organised. In fact I am so bad that if I am not organised, I don’t function as well. Gotta have those ‘to do’ lists that I can tick when I am done.
I don’t think I have ever talked with another Admin person like myself who isn’t just a little like me though – come on admit it.
For those of you who are less prone to being organised and need someone to do it for you, here are some suggestions that might help you on your way.
Wow what an old term that is – stenographer. It brings back memories of shorthand dictation, manual typewriters, carbon paper to make duplicates and 100% accuracy in spelling – without an automatic spell checker. I was glad to see some things pass us by with technological advances.
I remember sitting in the office of a new employer some years back, my first day on the job, and he asks if I can take some shorthand please. Shorthand! Who are you kidding?? That would be wasting my time - Why should I sit there and ‘take dictation’ when I could be answering the myriads of phone messages and tasks awaiting my first day, given there had been a week or more between employees! Wouldn't it be more time efficient if he bought himself a dictaphone … and I was bold enough to suggest it.