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!

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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 to offer.
Courts aren’t in the business of second-guessing all your employment decisions, as long as those decisions seem reasonable and rational. If you keep good records, can easily explain your decision-making processes and don’t have any discrimination to hide, you’ll win most lawsuits ...

Managers believe they’re getting better at deducing what admins need. Uh-huh.

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