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10 Questions and a Selfie: Adeyinka Paul Olusola

What is your full name?

Adeyinka Paul Olusola

What is your professional job title?

Office Management and Business Analyst

What does a typical day in your life look like?

I am always in love with my job, and I don’t have any regret finding myself doing that job I fell in love with, though sometimes it’s rough but I believe I am there for a purpose.

“Out of my weakness there I found strength”

What does it mean to you to have achieved your Professional designation as an Office Professional?

It’s a dream come true and I found it as a stepping ladder to greater future, it’s an eye opener and also gives me strength to face challenges

“the greater you go the bigger the challenges you face”

Finish this sentence: The ideal way to start my day is

Planning

What are the most important tools, programs and systems you use for your work?

Microsoft Tools (Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and Google Map and Calendar,   Adobe Acrobat DC, Sage Accounting

What are your favourite apps and why?

“Google Calendar and Outlook” it makes my day easier to plan and keep record of my schedule.

How do you deal with conflicts or problems in the office?

Learn to know people for who and what they are or stand for means a lot, knowing people helps me understand them and gives me the power of how to deal with them. In a case where there is conflict, I stay calm before I respond to anything, listening to both parties’ “nemo judex in sua causameans a lot before I take decision.

Do you have some advice for aspiring Office Professionals?

We should all work as a team and also encourage upcoming youth with our practice

Finish this sentence: My favourite thing about being an Office Professional is …

I am guided by rules and discipline and I have an organisation that backs me up

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