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Snap, slow, or split? Tips for strategic decision-making…
Snap, slow, or split? Tips for strategic decision-making…
Greetings, Ninja!

Good decision-makers aren’t either instinctual or analytical. They’re strategic.

Lunchtime sandwich order? They go with their gut (literally). Not just because ham and cheese on rye versus a veggie wrap is a low-stakes call — but because making a quick decision in their comfort zone is great practice for when they venture out of it.

Received an *almost* consensus on a work project? They charge ahead. Because they know that besides perfection, there exists no greater urban legend than 100% agreement.

New to leading a team? They pump the brakes. Then, they look, listen, and learn — because taking action before getting a proper sense of workplace dynamics can lead to failure (and do a number on their credibility).

So, think fast! Or, take your time. Accurately define the situation and you’ll land on the right foot.


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DIVE INTO DECISIVENESS

Being decisive wouldn’t be so difficult if it didn’t require making the decision to be decisive.
Making good decisions is a lot like the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears: There’s too fast, too slow, and just right. The good news? These three decision-making strategies can land you in the "just right" camp.
In a perfect world, you’d have all the time you need to make the best decisions. But sometimes you have to act quickly. Improve your snap decision-making skills with these four tips.
Collaboration has many benefits, but it can also get in the way of decision-making — especially for people who crave a consensus. Learning to let go can help everyone move forward.
COUNTING DOWN TO ADMIN WEEK 2020

Announcing our first-ever OfficeNinjas Con Scholarship for Admin Week 2020
The first save-the-date details of Admin Week 2020 are here. Even more exciting?

We’re honored to announce that this year, we’ll be awarding three Ninjas an OFFICENINJAS CON EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIP to attend OfficeNinjas Con and Admin Bash on April 21-22, 2020!

Read our article for full details of the Scholarship (a $1,650 value!) and how to apply — and mark your calendar with important Admin Week 2020 information.
INTRIGUING READS

Invest time to make your communication as clear and efficient as possible.
Communication
If you’ve ever suffered through an eternal email or rambling voicemail (and who among us hasn’t?), then you know that clarity and concision matter. Enter the BLUF communication strategy.
Managing some projects can feel a bit like putting an octopus to bed. Using a Gantt chart can help you improve project planning and collaboration in the process.
If you work in HR, odds are you’re up against one or more of these seven common issues. Now, what if we told you there was a one-word fix for all of them?
As human interactions in the workplace wane, companies are taking new measures to cultivate employee engagement: mandatory social activities.
While to-do lists work wonders for some people, they can be a bust for others. Here are five other scheduling methods aimed at helping you stay on task.
EASY DECISION? JOIN US AT ADMINGLING

Know Ninjas in Silicon Valley or NYC? Alert them to upcoming local Adminglings so they don’t miss out! Share with Silicon Valley Ninjas. Share with NYC Ninjas.
Join your fellow New York Ninjas at AdminglingNYC!
New York City
October 29, 2019

We’re less than a month away from Admingling NYC! Identify your organization’s culture style and strategize with other local Ninjas on how you can positively impact the entire atmosphere of a company!

Snag one of the few remaining tickets to AdminglingSV!
Silicon Valley
November 5, 2019

We only have a handful of tickets left for our discussion on performance and goal tracking in Silicon Valley. Join fellow Ninjas at Testarossa Winery to hear how others measure their accomplishments.
NINJA NOTABLES

Don’t you wish you could invoice people for wasting your time?
 
We posed this question to our Instagram Ninjas. The overwhelming response?

"I’d be rich."

Let’s all decide to say "no" to time-wasters (and "yes" to relatable OfficeNinjas content in your IG feed)!


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