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Are you a generalist or a specialist? Or perhaps a little of both?
 
Greetings, Ninja!

Put your abstract thinking cap on for a minute, and join us for some philosophical banter.

If a well-rounded employee—the kind HR managers dream about—was a letter of the alphabet, what letter would she be? You may be thinking an oval “O” or a curvy capital “Q,” but, believe it or not, (stay with us now) the ideal Jill or Jack of all trades is shaped like the letter “T.”

The horizontal part of the letter represents the individual’s expansive, cross-functional knowledge while the long, vertical piece indicates a deeper expertise in one subject or area. In other words, more and more employers don’t want generalists or specialists. They want generalists with a specialty.

Sound like you? Kudos, Ninja!

Not quite there? Don’t fret. We’re here to whip you into (T) shape.

Rock on!
OfficeNinjas HQ

 
PARTNER SPOTLIGHT

We love partnering with companies that share our vision of uniting, educating, and celebrating the admin profession.

Clorox's mission—make everyday life better, every day—clearly speaks to us! 😍 Meet Clorox IRL at San Francisco, Seattle, and Chicago Admingling events!

 
Clorox
As an Office Ninja, you’ve never met a workplace mess you couldn’t handle. And Clorox GETS that. Their line of cleaning products provides everything you need to quickly resolve dirty, tricky, or sticky situations and get on with your day.
 
THE T-SHAPED EMPLOYEE

T-Shaped Employees
 
Are You a T-Shaped Employee? Here’s What It Takes.
T-shaped employees are valuable assets to a company. Here’s what they have in common and the strategies they use to improve their T-game.

 
How to Win at Life as a T-Shaped Specialist
T-shaped employees have a broader skill set than I-shaped specialists. Here’s how to be good at both.

 
Four Challenges Your Boss Faces If You’re a Generalist
Generalists are innovators, helping to connect the dots for a company. But here are 4 challenges that come with the benefits.

 
INTRIGUING READS

Culture Week
 
A Culture Week Celebration for Culture Geeks (Like Us). Here’s What’s in Store. [CULTURE]
This San Francisco & virtual event jam-packs an entire week devoted to celebrating workplace cultures and networking with other culture enthusiasts.

 
Want to Make Life Easier? Take Note of These 4 Memo Tips. [COMMUNICATION]
If writing memos is something you dread, you’re not alone. Stop what you’re doing, scrap that long and boring memo, and run through this checklist.
 
If you keep hearing the term “blockchain” and have zero clue what it is (no judgment!), here’s a simple description you’re going to understand.
 
5 Major Trends Defining the New Social Media [SOCIAL MEDIA]
Social media is constantly evolving, and the future is now. Hubspot shares the latest trends we need to know in order to keep ahead of the curve.

 
Juggling Schedules & Coordinating Meetings Automated, Thanks to AI [TECHNOLOGY]
Microsoft built a virtual scheduling assistant to automate some of their day-to-day tedious tasks. Here’s a look at the results of the experiment.

 
OFFICENINJAS EVENTS

Admingling Events
 
OfficeNinjas’ popular quarterly Admingling events equip Ninjas with the power of collective intelligence. Intrigued? Browse the photo albums of our recent Dallas and Austin events!

 
 
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