Admins

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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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.

Put a new communication style into practice by using the “Three Times Rule.”
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