Articles for Administrative Assistants

These Administrative Assistant articles will give you the news and information you need to stay up to date in the ever changing Administrative Assistant industry.

May 8, 2013 – 2,071 views
Administrative Assistant Resource
When many meetings are held in a day, it can be difficult to remember the key points discussed in all the meetings. Employees who attend the meetings may feel that the meetings are ineffective. The purpose of meetings is to motivate employees toward productivity and efficiency. Taking meeting minutes can help to make meetings... Full Story 
April 17, 2013 – 3,505 views
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As an administrative professional, the task of solving problems and making decisions is something that comes inherently with the job description. You might be proud of yourself on being an analyzer or a good professional with skills. But the fact is that every problem you solve and every decision you make will have consequences, good and bad. Sometimes, you have to make tough decisions. There is no rule book that defines good and bad decisions in this field. Everything is in the grey area and open-for-discussion. To help you with these tasks, here are a few tips... Full Story 
April 5, 2013 – 2,362 views
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As much as you would like to do away with it, the problem of difficult employees with behavioral issues is something that every professional has to deal with. The problem is that these behavioral issues are not apparent to the casual observer. So, you cannot take action straightway. Then, there’s the issue of professionalism and a certain code of conduct that you need to maintain even while dealing with unsavory issues like these. Here are a few tips to help you deal with these employee issues in the workplace... Full Story 
March 8, 2013 – 1,972 views
Administrative Assistant Resource
Administrative professionals have a great responsibility of facilitating work teams in their organization. Not every group can be a team. In fact, most groups of employees do not make good team members, and it is the duty of administrative professionals to ensure that individuals work collectively and that they are committed to the common goals of the team. Having work teams in your organization is much better than having work groups with capable individuals. The results produced by facilitating work teams can be truly exceptional, making such facilitation an imperative requisite for a successful organization... Full Story 
March 4, 2013 – 2,297 views
Administrative Assistant Resource
Gatekeeping is a fundamental requirement for every company. Gatekeepers must have the right skills to handle visitors. There are several hundred stakeholders who want to have at least a minute of your boss’ time, and gatekeepers are delegated with the duty of determining who gets in and who stays out. Salespersons are becoming increasingly sneaky and smart in efforts to get some of that valuable time with the boss. With proper education and training on gatekeeping practices, it is easy to perform the job and strengthen your relationship with the boss... Full Story 
February 26, 2013 – 1,681 views
Eileen Dowse Ph.D.
Meetings have become one of the business world's most universal rituals. It’s reported that U.S. businesses hold 15 million meetings per day and 4 billion meetings per year. Business managers spend as much as 80% of their time in meetings and sadly meetings are responsible for $37 billion in productivity losses every year. Bad meetings can not only ruin your day they can create bad companies. As a facilitator I suggest you incorporate the following ‘Meeting Commandments’ the next time you run a meeting... Full Story 
February 18, 2013 – 2,946 views
Administrative Assistant Resource
Process improvement strategies can be defined as techniques that help organizations improve the efficiency of their employees. There are many sections in an organization that can be bettered using such strategies, for instance cost, quality, speed, compliance, and safety. In order to develop these areas, the company needs to conduct some activities so as to increase the efficiency of its employees... Full Story 
February 5, 2013 – 1,985 views
Administrative Assistant Resource
Currently, working individuals face a lot of stress in their day-to-day life due to long working hours, and competitive working environment. These individuals put their physical and mental well-being at risk in order to work for hours at a stretch. However, at one point they reach a saturation level and need to take a break. So in order to break the cycle of strain, and to stay away from a saturation point, it is essential that working professionals learn the art of stress management... Full Story