It is not unusual today for administrative assistants to support more than one manager. In fact, that has been happening for more than a decade. The trend continues as managers become more technically proficient and manage more of their own work.
Even when I was an executive assistant in the mid 80s, I worked in one company where I supported the top executive in the division plus his five direct report plus any extra managers in the accounting department; plus managed our VIP client visits to our facility!
So I know what it is like to support multiple managers. Here are some strategies I used and other assistants have used to keep things straight. [Read more…]