Welcome to June!
While I don’t like the fact that 2015 is passing quickly, I am eager to welcome June because this is the official month of Office Dynamics 25th Year Anniversary.
I was working on Office Dynamics 25 year timeline the past few days and as I journeyed through all 25 years, I realized how blessed I have been to work with tens of thousands of amazing administrative professionals and executives in every size organization and every industry. What has been very interesting is that people of all walks of life share many of the same frustrations, challenges and dreams. Every assistant wants to be acknowledged for his or her hard work; they want to be appreciated; deep down, assistants want to do a good job.
No matter where you are in your walk with this profession, I bet you are the same way.
When I reflect on 25 years of teaching, training, prodding, pushing and stretching assistants and executives, I realize how much I have also grown. It has been a two-way street. I have had to expand my thinking to meet client’s needs, participant expectations, and learn new methods and approaches to training. In my early days of teaching administrative professionals, I was tested in how to communicate my ideas to deaf participants; to a student who suffered with manic depression and others who struggled with seizures, fibromyalgia, or just finished chemotherapy.
Yes, I have seen just about everything in 25 years. I have also met amazing, awesome, enthusiastic assistants who could never learn enough and wanted more.