For admins, the work never ends. Administrative professionals fill key office management functions every day – tasks that go unnoticed (until they’re not done).
Admins are the unsung heroes of the workplace – the glue that holds an office together. Every week should be Administrative Professionals Week!
When Debi Hochestetler's son started having trouble at preschool, she
realized it was time to talk to her boss about a flexible schedule.
One way to balance out the speed and thoughtlessness of e-mail is to
add your unique personal touch to other correspondence, such as
birthday and thank you notes.
With the new year comes a chance to spend a little time thinking about
you and what you want. What are your dreams and goals for this year?
How else can you grow professionally?
Create an org chart for your office using a new wiki from Forbes.
When new admins join your ranks, you probably “onboard” them without
even realizing it. You take them out to lunch, show them where the
Post-Its are, point out the executive team, etc.
Even if you’re not the person's manager, you can gently coach a “difficult” co-worker toward positive behavior. Try taking the employoee aside after a meeting and follow these steps.
Put a new communication style into practice by using the “Three Times Rule.”
How can you use the Internet to green your next big meeting or event?
It's easy to become so bogged down in day-to-day work that we forget to nurture our network.
What sets top-notch assistants apart, says administrative coach Joan
Burge, is not accepting mediocrity but knowing they have something more