Happy Administrative Professionals month! In honor of that, and the first anniversary of the Revolutionary Assistant blog, we’re going to revisit the manager/assistant partnership.
Any seasoned assistant will tell you: if you have a great partnership with your manager, and things are really clicking, then you have the best job in the world. And that’s what it’s all about, right? Love what you do, and you’ll never work a day in your life!
Still, so many managers have little idea what to do with their assistants, and it’s that lack of innovation that’s hastening the demise of our discipline. “Why have an assistant?” they think. “I have a smart phone to manage my email and my calendar. It’s easier for me to type my own correspondence. So why bother?”
Because your assistant is your partner, that’s why!
Hearkening back to that first video, where we studied the superhero/sidekick partnership that Revolutionary Assistants strive for, we’ve created a month’s worth of memos to your manager with tips and tricks that will help her use your talents to the best of her advantage. We’ll remind her how you can:
- Lasso her administrative burdens
- Help her with employee management
- Enhance her communications when you’re trusted with confidential information
- Run administrative initiatives for your department or the company
- Increase her reach with your networking and collaborative efforts
Feel free to copy these memos into emails or download them to print. Use them to help you communicate how you’d like to not only help her with Powerpoint presentations, but also manage her and portions of her business in a way that makes her more efficient and successful. Or just use them for your own benefit, to continue in your efforts to be a crime-fighting Robin to your manager’s Batman. Whichever way you go, this will be good information to put into action.
Good luck, and happy administrative professionals month!
Next post: Thursday, April 5