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Happy Administrative Professionals Week!

Administrative Professionals Week: April 21 - 27, 2019 Administrative Professionals Day: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Administrative Professionals are very important roles as they are the backbone of the office and complete work that is often unseen. Though these positions may not be glamorous, be proud of the work you do and the skills/knowledge you bring to your organization. You are far more important and valuable than you may think!
During World War II, there was a shortage of skilled administrative professionals, and so the National Secretaries Association was formed. The organization has since changed its name to the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) in order to recognize their contributions to the economy and attract more workers to the field.
In 1952, 10 years after the organization began, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Charles W. Sawyer, initiated the first celebration of administrative professionals. While these positions are often not given their due pr…

Spring Clean Your Workspace

It’s that time of year again to tackle your spring cleaning so why not organize the space you spend most of your time at… your desk! After the effect winter can have on you emotionally, mentally and physically, it is a good idea to clear your space while you clear your mind. Organizing your desk does not have to be tedious so here are 8 simple steps in order to accomplish this dirty task: 

1. Declutter
First, throw away your trash. Go through everything in your space. Empty out drawers, shelves and any other nook or cranny that you may have been storing with old, outdated files. Ask yourself a few questions:Do I use this regularly?Do I need this?Is this necessary for my job?If you answered "no" to these questions, throw it away. You don't need irrelevant sticky notes and reminders, old to-do lists, unused phone numbers/email addresses, or past project/task details. They are taking up space and you will never need them again. You'll feel relieved and so much better once…

New Year, New You!

A New Year is a fresh start to review your life (personal or professional) and see where/who you are and where/who you want to be. While you may already have your personal resolutions, try incorporating some work place goals to round out your newly optimistic lifestyle.
Before you get started, a good goal or resolution should consist of SMART properties:
·Specific or; significant, stretching ·Measurable or; meaningful, motivational ·Attainable or; achievable, acceptable, action-oriented ·Realistic or; relevant, reasonable, rewarding, results-oriented ·Time-based or; time-bound, timely, tangible, trackable
Ideas to get you started: Delegate More - There's nothing wrong with working hard and having control, but remember that the people around you are capable too. You may learn something new and the extra time will allow you to focus on other projects.Eat Healthier at Work - It is important to develop healthy eating habits at work because on an average, we all spend more than 65% of our day …