Administrative assistants spend their days juggling a plethora of responsibilities: managing schedules, keeping detailed records, conducting research, and handling every other project that comes their way. But there are tactics you can implement immediately to help make your busy life as an administrative assistant a little less hectic.
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.
We don’t need to tell you about the challenges of a dispersed work force. You’re living it, you know that it can have negative effects on team cohesion and the mental health of employees. You’ve probably already looked into ways to address this with Zoom happy hours, online trivia, and Slack coffee dates. We’re guessing you’ve even researched other virtual team building activities, like online escape rooms.