You wouldn't believe how much I learn each time I give a minute-taking or travel webinar. Because I am giving the webinar I have to review the material and make sure I know my stuff. The audience will certainly know if I don't.
The same can apply in your workplace. If there is sharing of information among the admins, then we can learn from each other and we all grow. You can do it formally in a teaching setting or informally talking to each other at a team meeting. Some things that the more experienced admins could teach would be minute-taking, travel arrangements, meeting scheduling, event planning and organizing your boss. Some of the younger workers could teach us new tricks with technology to do all of the above.
The next time you figure out how to do something, send an email to your team and share it. They might already know, but then again it might be just the thing they were trying to figure out. Especially when it comes to technology. If you throw it out there, it gets others thinking about what they can share and then you have an environment of sharing information and growing.
Here are a few tips I will throw out:
- If your menu bar disappears in Internet Explorer, press F11 to bring it back again.
- If you find yourself all of a sudden churning out weird characters when you're typing along, try pressing the left CTRL + SHIFT keys at the same time to switch it back over (You might need to press them a few times).
- If you are at a meeting and have a PowerPoint presentation on screen (in Slideshow mode), but are not ready to show it yet, press B and the screen will go black, or W and the screen will go white. When you are ready to start the presentation, press any key to bring the presentation back on screen.
- In Excel, if you want to go to the next line, but stay in the same cell, press Alt Enter.
Do you have anything to share?