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  • feedwordpress 09:57:51 on 2016/12/15 Permalink
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    The Perfect Gift for Everyone in Your Office 


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    Happy cheerful colleagues celebrating christmas party in office smiling giving presents.

    Every year, managers and human resources professionals like you struggle with the same issue: what to give their employees for the holidays. You’ve seen the looks on your employees’ faces when they all open the exact same pencil set or company tote bag and you don’t want to repeat that ever again. The question is, how do you find something personal, but still workplace appropriate, for each individual employee? With this handy shopping guide, all you’ll need to know is one interest or hobby and this year you’ll be handing out gifts that will put everyone in the holiday spirit.

    For the Outdoorsy Type

    Have a coworker who spends every weekend hiking in a different state park or every fall counting down the days until hunting season? Outdoorsy people can be pretty particular about their gear, so save yourself the guesswork and get a gift card to a reputable outfitter like Cabela’s.

    For the Philanthropist

    For the person who truly doesn’t want a gift, consider a gift card to a micro-lender like Kiva. He can then pick the person he’d like to invest in by project and country. The best thing about it is that once the loan is repaid, it can be reinvested in another deserving borrower.

    For the Traveler

    A great gift for the employee who loves to travel is the Scratch Map Deluxe, a scratch-off wall map that will let her show off everywhere she’s been as well as plot her next adventure.

    For the Writer

    The aspiring writer in the office will appreciate an adorable “Choose Your Weapon” pen pouch from Etsy and a trio of moleskin notebooks.

    For the Sports Fan

    Give the sports fan in your office access to the latest in-depth sports news with a membership to ESPN’s Insider. With this membership, he’ll also get a subscription to ESPN the Magazine.

    For the Bookworm

    Have an employee who has his nose in a book the minute he’s on his lunch break? Grab a gift certificate to a local used bookstore or delight him with a Jane Eyre Bookshelf Bandit tote bag (bonus: a book is donated to a community in need for every tote sold).

    For the Music Lover

    The music lover in the office will never run out of new music to listen to with a subscription to a streaming service like Pandora or Spotify.

    For the Foodie

    For the employee who comes in every Monday morning talking about the new restaurant she tried or her latest culinary concoction, try a fabulous Charted Cheese Wheel print from Pop Chart Lab or a gift card to her favorite local restaurant.

    For the Beer Drinker

    Bringing alcohol to the office might not be appropriate, but a membership to a local beer CSA (or CSBs, as they are sometimes called) will thrill the beer lover in the office. No CSB? Look for tickets to a beer tasting event or brewery tour.

    For the Tech Geek

    Grab your techie a geek-chic Nerd Herder Gadget Wallet to keep his headphones, charging cords, flash drives, phone, cash and cards organized and close at hand.

    For the Movie Lover

    Every movie lover will appreciate a gift card to a local movie theater, but if you want something a bit more personal, search for a creative print of her favorite movie on Etsy.

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  • feedwordpress 22:30:06 on 2016/12/05 Permalink
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    12 Days of Christmas Webinar: Question and Answer with Joan Burge 


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    We’ve been having a holly, jolly, super fun and festive time with our 12 Days of Christmas Webinar Series event. In this Day 3 webinar we wore our ugly sweaters and took questions from our live audience about the administrative profession. There were far more questions than we had time for but we’re happy to continue answering them here on our blog as well as on Facebook in our Live Broadcasts. Here’s a listing of the questions we addressed today. 

    Where to watch us answer the questions we didn’t get to in the live event: Office Dynamics Facebook Live

    Special offer from this webinar

    Grab Bag $10

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  • feedwordpress 20:16:47 on 2016/10/03 Permalink
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    Take Time to Say Thank You 


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    Today, I want to talk about taking time to express your gratitude to others, whether you personally know them or not. This has come to light for me because, in the past 2 weeks, Jasmine and I have received personal handwritten notes, little gifts, cards, letters and emails of gratitude from people whose lives we have touched and didn’t even know it. One note was especially touching as the woman told us about a horrible car accident she was in and the difficult time she went through in therapy learning how to walk, eat and talk again. Can you imagine? She went on to say that it was Monday Motivators and our webinars that started getting her brain in gear. Wow!

    It means so much to me when someone takes time to write a note of gratitude. It makes me feel really good to know I have touched someone’s heart and soul. I, too, can think of many people who have influenced my life and they didn’t even know it until I wrote a thank you note.

    Who are you grateful for? Who has helped you in your career or even just on a project? Think of the people at work who have been kind to you; have spoken up on your behalf; been your champion or friend. What about the people who help you get your job done such as in the mail room? What about the janitors in your building or the security guard? Do you ever tell them thank you? Words of gratitude go a long way plus giving thanks is very good for your health.

    This week, please acknowledge at least 1 person a day for whom you are thankful. And write at least one thank-you note on a card in your handwriting. I can’t tell you how much it means to know that someone took time out of their busy schedule to write a note versus sending a quick email.

    We don’t need to wait for Thanksgiving to give thanks. It can be an everyday event.

    Joan Burge

    Founder and CEO

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