Appreciation in the Work Place

Written by Susan Silva, Editor -

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So with that, I throw a challenge to everyone. Take time out to say thank you for a job well done. If you have a rush printing job andrepparttar shop you take it to turns it around in record time, or a co-worker pitches in to help with a project just say, "Hey, I really appreciate what you did".

If you want to take your appreciation to a more personal level an excellent way is to do that is to send an E-card. Itís free, but it shows you care enough to takerepparttar 150416 time to think of someone, and say "thanks". If you are in a position where you are able to budget recognition gifts, a simple gift basket is a great idea as well! People find it easy to point outrepparttar 150417 negative but many timesrepparttar 150418 positive aspect of someone's work is over looked or just taken for granted. A simple thought can go a long way. Perhaps your company can take an innovative approach and start an award program. Create a type certificate and approach management to use them!

If we all start with ourselves and show our appreciation and our thanks, hopefully others will follow. What harm can it do to try? I appreciate you for takingrepparttar 150419 time to read this.

Susan Silva is the US Editor for DeskDemon is an online, community based business tool specifically designed for Administrative Professionals. It provides essential workplace resources to enable its users achieve tangible benefits through measurable savings in time and cost. This is done through providing information, resources, on-line-tools, career advice, and content.

Juggling Your Way Into Balance - Part 1 - Where We've Been

Written by Karin Syren

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We are wives and lovers, mothers and grandmothers, daughters and sisters, and we must juggle daily, in ways men never do. We have birthed and buried, and in between we've always carried on. We are historically courageous. We are now, and always have been truly amazing!

The majority of U.S. residents are women. (United States Census Bureau statistics from 1999 - 2000) Fifty percent are married, living with spouses and raising an average of two children. Often we are living in blended families, raising our own children andrepparttar children of our spouses as well. Twenty-five percent never married, 13% are divorced or separated, 10% are widowed, and over 15 million of us live alone.

Most of us have completed high school. Twenty-five percent have a bachelor's degree or higher, and fewer than 10% have less than a 9th grade education.

The majority of today's women are part ofrepparttar 150361 workforce, though most are still confined to traditional roles and we are still drawing salaries at only 72% of what our male counterparts bring home. Over a quarter live belowrepparttar 150362 poverty line.

The extraordinary pie made up of American womanhood is 71% white, 12% African American, 11% Hispanic, 4% Asian, and 1% native American. But we are all women, and we come together aroundrepparttar 150363 basics we share with one another. (The ethnic diversity statistics are based on 1999 census figures, for 139M females )

And we all juggle fromrepparttar 150364 moment we open our eyes each day torepparttar 150365 moment we close them again. No one tells us how and some are innately better at it than others. Some of us thrive onrepparttar 150366 challenge while others take life as it comes. Still others go through life frustrated in our attempts to juggle effectively.

But whether we know it or accept it or recognize it, we do it. No one is better equipped to juggle our lives than we are! We know them fromrepparttar 150367 inside out and our waking hours consist of making choices, assessing priorities...juggling.

But, we can do better if we work together to hone our skills. We can gain, regain, and maintain control of our hectic lives by learningrepparttar 150368 simple steps to making more informed choices. We need not be atrepparttar 150369 mercy ofrepparttar 150370 circumstances that assail us daily. We can develop a smoother rhythm to our juggling and a greater confidence that each one of us has designed, rehearsed and perfected her own personal Juggling Act.

Karin Syren is a certified coach, concentrating on women's needs, helping leaders clearly identify issues facing them, coaching them through the steps to gaining, regaining, & maintaining control of juggling the intense demands & transitions facing them. She offers guidance in discovering mission, creating vision and designing goals. For information & to schedule a complementary session, please see her website at

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