Managing multiple managers can be daunting. But that is the norm today. 90% of administrative and executive assistants support more than 1 person. It is a luxury if you only support one executive or manager. I know some administrative assistants who support an entire department of 60. However, they are not providing support every day to each person. Obviously, that is impossible. The tips below are for supporting a group of managers on a regular basis. Being an excellent communicator and being organized are vital skills to managing multiple managers or executives. I hope these tips help you.[Read more…]
I am happy to say that more executives are investing in their assistants by providing one-on-one coaching for them. Over the past two years, Office Dynamics has done more on-site coaching for executive assistants than we have done in the past seven years! And we continue to get more calls for this type of work.[Read more…]
At Office Dynamics International we love what we do. Part of what we do is provide tools and services to administrative professionals to enhance the quality of their work-life that promote administrative excellence. Below you will find all the free training for administrative assistants we offer!
We offer high-level coaching, onsite workshops, an annual conference for administrative excellence, certification and designation courses (World Class Assistant™ and Star Achievement Series®), and more. However, we aren’t able to reach every administrative professional with our premium programs.
We have a ton of value to bring to the profession and we certainly don’t want to exclude the many assistants who aren’t receiving funding to attend our live events.
Learn more about us here in our We BELIEVE credo.
Our free training programs for administrative professionals began in 2009 with the 26 Weeks to Administrative Excellence pre-recorded video program. As the year’s passed we continued to add a few additional programs >view our free video programs<.
We hear from assistants on a daily basis that they love our training materials but they work for a nonprofit or their organization doesn’t believe in training their administrative professionals. We don’t want any of these assistants to miss out on continued education! [Read more…]
It’s me, Joan Burge.
Those of you who have followed me for a while know I am a big fan of face-to-face time for executives and assistants. Face-to-face time is also beneficial for any manager who meets on a regular basis with their direct reports. Whether you are an executive or an assistant reading this Monday Motivator, here are ideas on what you can discuss when you have face-to-face time or catch up by telephone, Facetime, or Skype on a regular basis.[Read more…]
This infographic is created from the Executives & Assistants Working In Partnership: The Definitive Guide To Success, by Joan Burge.
To better understand the people side of the partnership equation, it’s helpful to first understand the stages of growth. Below is a slightly adapted excerpt from Joan’s Star Achievement Series® training.
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Two to Tango
You and the person you support make up a team, even if it’s a small team. There are three stages in a team relationship. The first is learning to work together. Within that stage, each person tries to understand the other person’s work habits, communication style, and attitude. It’s a getting-to-know-you stage.
The second stage revolves around partnership development. That encompasses knowing each other on a deeper level, such as knowing each other’s work values, specific likes and dislikes, the scope and depth of each other’s jobs, working in concert and seeing differences as assets vs. liabilities to the team. [Read more…]