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Greetings, Ninja!

Are predictions about the future of work worth our time?

Last we checked, crystal balls and all-knowing entities were the stuff of fairytales. Plus, year after year, we see that few experts and trend-watchers actually get it right. All that aside, there’s still value in paying attention to the buzz and even participating in the exercise of looking forward.

Predictions can introduce us to new technologies and spark ideas for increased workplace efficiency. They can help us prepare for change, even if it’s not 100% clear what that change entails. Predictions can force us to think of our careers outside the confines of our current roles.

So, as we prepare for the future of work, let’s look at 2019’s forecasts with genuine interest, curiosity, and a grain of salt.

Rock on!
OfficeNinjas HQ

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Tapping into trending tech can give your company a boost.
Here’s What Didn’t Happen in Tech Last Year (And What We Can Learn From It)
Last year, we didn’t convert all our money to Bitcoins. And we didn’t start wearing VR headsets around the office. So what did happen in 2018? We were reminded that, while specific tech is unpredictable, we’re continually progressing toward a more connected, engaged world.

Workplace Buzzwords You Should Know in 2019
Tech trends are all about hype and jargon — 5G, wearables, AI, biometric, VR... The good news? You’ve already heard most of them (we may have mentioned them once or twice). The other good news? You can refresh your memory of all of them with this article from PopSci.

How Your Office Might Change This Year
You don’t have to worry about any big and flashy changes upending your office in 2019. Instead, expect to see (and lead!) a steady march toward a more mindful, sustainable, and happier workplace through growth in AI, green initiatives, and remote working.


Phenomenon. Admin Week 2019. April 22–26, 2019.
Welcome to 2019, the year Ninjas become even more phenomenal! We’re designing Admin Week 2019 to help you get there. Count on us to pack it full of discovery, deep learning, and... serious celebration. Join us for OfficeNinjas Con and Admin Bash, our All-Star Awards, and daily Flash Raffles. Learn more, get tickets, and nominate your favorite Ninja (or yourself) now!

 How do you create space between your work and home?
How to Leave Your Bad Day at the Office [PERSONAL GROWTH]
After a long day of last-second deadlines and seemingly endless emergencies, it’s easy to return home in a funk of office frustration. The key to leaving your bad day at the door? A space (physical or mental) between work and home where you can reflect, rest, and reset.

A Reminder: The Best Productivity Life Preservers [PRODUCTIVITY]
What do you do when you’ve delegated and optimized like a pro, and you’re still drowning in work? Implement strategies that prioritize what’s most important (read: clarify your expectations), and make smart use of time (e.g. have a conversation versus writing a report.)

More Breathing Techniques To Melt Your Stress Away [SELF-CARE]
If you tried the deep breathing technique we shared in last week’s newsletter, you’ll know it’s an amazing (easy, and free) way to combat stress. This week, we’re adding some new skills that can reduce anxiety and insomnia. Welcome to Breathing 201.

Learn the Right Way to Ask for a Referral [NETWORKING]
Referrals are a powerful way to get your foot in the door — when done right. If you know someone well, go for it! But if you’re asking an acquaintance, make it as easy for them as possible. Remind them of your connection, supply your info, and express your appreciation.

Four Keys to Finding Fulfillment in Your Ninja Career [CAREER]
Do you feel fulfilled in your career? If your answer isn’t an immediate “yes,” don’t despair. Look at your 1) compensation, 2) actual work 3) lifestyle that comes with your job and 4) contribution you’re making to the world. How many of these pillars do you have in place?


Join us at one of our upcoming Adminglings.
What’s the secret ingredient that makes our Admingling events so admazing? Ninja camaraderie. You’ll share experiences, swap tips, and dig deep into meaningful workplace topics with your fellow office pros — all within a unique and lively venue. Ready to join us? The first three dates of 2019 are LIVE. Get tickets now!

Silicon Valley // Tue, Feb 20, 6–8:30pm
Learn More about AdminglingSV

Chicago // Tue, Mar 19, 6–8:30pm
Learn More about AdminglingCHI

Seattle // Wed, Mar 20, 6–8:30pm
Learn More about AdminglingSEA

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