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!
Where Kate works as an admin, people assume that the copy machine fairy keeps it stocked with paper and running smoothly.
If you thought the days of the overlooked admin were over, think again.
Unfortunately, too often the tasks that admins do for a team project
are simply considered “part of the job.” Step up and claim the recognition you’re due with these tactics.
Recently, an admin wrote on our online forum (prapforum.typepad.com/)
that she felt swallowed whole by her job, doing work that had
originally been spread among five people.
You may have skipped out on college, or never started in the first
place. But that doesn’t mean you can’t go back later in life.
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.