When managers ask subordinates to take on an assignment, it is often a sign of their confidence in an employees’ abilities and reliability. The same goes for when colleagues ask each other for help. But sometimes those extra assignments can cause an employee to become less reliable if the workload becomes too burdensome. That can cause the quality of an employee’s work to falter or they are forced to work an insane amount of hours just to get caught up on their to-do list.
As we passed the first anniversary of the COVID 19 outbreak, many of us remembered the past year as one of the most challenging periods in our history. A year that has, and continues to shake us to the core in terms of how we work, engage with our family and friends and view the world.
In Microsoft Outlook, there are four ways to save time by automating email responses: Templates, Signatures, Quick Parts, and Automatic Replies, also known as Out of Office. Of these options, my favorite is Quick Parts. Whether you are composing a new message or replying to an existing message, Quick Parts is a time-saving way to easily build an email response.
Members of IAAP’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee were asked to explain why this year’s Black History Month is important to them. Here are their responses.