Today’s Administrative Professional

OfficeTeam just-released research in time for Administrative Professionals’ Week about the changing administrative profession and the role’s impact at work. The survey found that today’s administrative professional assistants save their bosses an average of 101 minutes a day. That’s more than 8 hours each week – the equivalent of a full workday.

Other research findings:

  • 100% of executives report their assistant is important to their success
  • 75% of managers feel administrative professionals’ responsibilities have increased in the past 5 years
  • 64% of executives say support staff have a better career-growth track than 5 years ago


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3 thoughts on “Today’s Administrative Professional”

  1. Stephanie Dorleh

    Seriously, I would appreciate if my boss would respect me a lot more and see me as her assistant and that I contribute a lot to the success of the entity instead of just a mere secretary. I expect a lot more trust at this point in time instead of being micro-managed as is the case. I would appreciate more responsibility from her but I only get that from her deputy who sees me in a much more higher light as the Executive Assistant that I am. Sometimes she gets irritated when I am accorded responsibilities that weren’t assigned by her even though she knows that I am up to the task! I wish there was something I could do about the situation…

  2. I wish I could say I’m surprised but I’m not. I work for a boss who won’t take advantage of my help. He’s also a micro-manager so that’s probably the problem. You’d think after the years I’ve been here he’d trust me and want me to succeed, however, his view is that of a secretary.

    1. I know the boat you are in. Mine is the same way. It makes it difficult to get things accomplished when you have someone watching everything you do to make sure you do it like they want it. But they don’t tell you how they want it. They want to correct you 3 or 4 times at least before you get them the tell you what they expect on that particular assignment.

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