You know the old saying, “if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all?” So, about 2020…
Well, Tiger King was pretty strange, we’ll give it that.
🐶 Larry says:Not a fan.
Along with many other terrible things, 2020 will be known as the year that turned everything we thought we knew about working in an office upside down. Almost overnight, offices across the country and the world had to figure out new ways of working during an unprecedented global crisis, and our office was no exception.
Thankfully, we made it through to the other side, and we generated some pretty great content along the way to help offices just like ours wade through the dumpster fire that was 2020.
Throughout this post, you’ll find a selection of our favorite and most useful 2020 articles for the following five categories.
We’ll provide key takeaways to save you time reading them all, but if you find something you like, click the link to read the full post. Thanks again for following along and reading our content. We have the best customers, and we can’t wait to bring you more strategies, guides, tax tools, and stellar office products throughout 2021 and beyond.
2020 was a tumultuous year, to say the least. A lack of control in our personal lives or in the workplace can bring on feelings of stress, anxiety, hopelessness, and fear. Understanding what’s inside and outside your circle of control can help you combat these feelings at work and at home.
Read our full article on understanding your circle of control and how to combat a lack of control at work.
Change is constant. We can’t avoid it. Adaptability is how well and how quickly we adjust when faced with change. We spoke with the Co-Founder of AQai, a pioneering adaptability training platform, about the critical role of adaptability in the workplace.
Learn more about the value of adaptability training in our full article.
There’s plenty of science behind the powerful benefits of practicing mindfulness. When life, work, and the unknown add unwanted stress to your life, make time for your mind.
Learn more about mindfulness and how to be present at work.
2020 turned everything we knew about working in offices upside down. Many businesses, ourselves included, had to quickly and unexpectedly convert to work from home options. This new way of working came with several disruptions, which is why we shared actionable tips for working alongside pets, children, and other distractions.
Read our full list of tips to manage distractions while working from home.
Team building is an incredible tool to boost company morale and improve workplace engagement. As more teams moved to partial or full remote work options, it became more difficult to provide meaningful team building activities. We compiled a list of quick, educational, and fun team building activities to engage remote workers.
Learn more about the benefits of team building and read our full list of remote team building activities.
Brainstorming is a tried and true method for solving problems and discovering new ideas. There are plenty of virtual brainstorming tools, resources, and exercises available to help teams ideate and collaborate online.
Read our full article of virtual brainstorming tools, which includes tips for how to conduct an online brainstorming session.
A toxic work environment leads to diminished trust, stifled creativity, and it can hinder employee wellbeing. If ignored, toxicity can quickly get out of control and spread across a workplace.
Read our full article on workplace toxicity for actionable advice on managing negative and manipulative people at work.
Team dynamics are incredibly important for small businesses to manage. Understanding each other can be the difference between a workplace filled with conflict or one built on trust. This year, Blue Summit Supplies chose to complete the DiSC personality test, and the insights we gleaned were invaluable.
Learn more about the value of work personality tests.
Businesses need to lead by example and make sustainability a top priority. There are many small but impactful changes you can make to promote sustainability and establish a greener workplace.
Admin professional podcasts connect and inform admins and office managers. The best part is they can be consumed on the go to fit the busy admin lifestyle.
Read our full article for a list of the top 11 admin professional podcasts.
Professional development can help you ascend to new heights and grow within your career. It will help you develop relevant skills and ensure you keep up with your industry’s changing requirements, trends, and technical know-how.
Learn more about the importance of personal and professional growth, including a long list of professional growth examples.
Administrative training courses can boost your resume to help you stand out in a crowded field of your peers. They help you maintain your current admin skills and adapt to the evolving expectations and requirements of the industry.
Learn more about the benefits an administrative certification can offer.
Last, but certainly not least, we’d like to share our free downloadable tools. We’ve created these tools to help make your lives a little easier and your workplaces a little brighter.
2020’s Free Downloadable Tools
So, is 2020 done yet? Because we still can’t get the smell of dumpster fire out of our masks.
In all seriousness, despite the chaos, uncertainty, and pain 2020 brought us all, there’s still a lot to be thankful for. We are grateful for our wonderful customers and to be a part of a workplace we love. And we’re double grateful to see the end of this year.
Good riddance, 2020! See ya never.
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