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The best way to help is often the simplest...
The best way to help is often the simplest...
Greetings, Ninja!

When has the phrase, "Cheer up!" ever inspired feelings more genial than mild annoyance?

When you’re riding the edge or down in the dumps, the last thing you want to hear from a friend or coworker is some generic pep talk — even if it is well-meaning. A simple, "That sucks," paired with, "I can see you’re in a tough spot," is far more empathetic.

That said, you may find it heartening to know — and we say this with nary a pom-pom in sight — that tough times often have a way of bringing out the best in people. And under strong leadership (including yours), they galvanize communities and help recalibrate meandering priorities.


— OfficeNinjas HQ
YOU ARE RESILIENT

Often, you can help soothe an anxious coworker by simply lending an ear.
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Disasters can offer us the chance to express the best in ourselves. Organizations looking to help can light dark days through practical acts of kindness.
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YOU ARE RESOURCEFUL

2020
OfficeNinjas All-Stars participate in a remote team building game presented by The Go Game.
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2020 OfficeNinjas All-Stars connected across time zones and celebrated their win during a fun(ny) remote team building experience presented by The Go Game.

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New research shows the presence and actions of robots can affect the way humans relate to other humans — and encourage team members to communicate better.
YOU ARE APPRECIATED

Watch OfficeNinjas’ playlist of uplifting video tributes to the Admin Community.
Nothing like a few words of well-earned appreciation to help turn around a disappointing day.

How about a whole Youtube playlist of appreciation?

During our recent Admin Week celebration, executives, educators, community thought leaders, and fellow Ninjas showed some major love through their uplifting video tributes to the Admin Community.

Pop in your earbuds and take a quick wellness retreat when you need it. (And do check out our fun Admin Week Recap article if you haven’t!)
NINJA NOTABLES

🥳Congratulations to our OfficeNinjas Superfans Giveaway winner Amber M.! In our Admin Week Recap article, we invited Ninjas to enter the Giveaway by answering the question: what were some of your biggest delights of Admin Week? And we heard from over 300 Ninjas in the comments! Thank you for sharing your favorite memories with us. ❤️
Congratulations to our OfficeNinjas Superfans Giveaway winner Amber M.


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