Question: “My boss wants me to research all-day team-building activities that, in her words, will ‘make people suffer a little.’ Her theory is that we all need to have our cushy office lifestyles totally stripped away to kick us out of our comfort zones and remind us of how to work together on a more human level. What have been others’ experiences with these sorts of ‘pleasantly harsh’ activities, as she refers to them? What should we try, and what should we avoid?” – Donna, law office admin [Read more…]
Assistants, Don’t Let Collaborative Work Space Stop Your Education
Last week I was conducting a full-day workshop with 25 assistants. I had been telling them about our monthly free webinars as a way to continue their education after our live workshop.
One administrative assistant told me that with the new collaborative, open-space work environment, she had difficulty participating in webinars because she gets interrupted. Does this sound familiar?
Before I even could give a response, the other assistants in the room began to chime in with their solutions to this problem of the collaborative workspace harming the continued learning and development of the administrative professional. [Read more…]