How Administrative Professionals Can Prepare for the Office of the Future

Office Dynamics

This article was originally published in Executive Secretary Magazine and shared with permission by OfficeTeam and it’s author. Today’s administrative professionals have anything but an easy and boring job. In recent Office of the Future research from OfficeTeam and the International Association of Administrative Professionals, 50 percent of survey respondents feel they have skills that are not being tapped at work.

Magazines for the Administrative Assistant

Laughing all the Way to Work

I just got my new issue of OfficePro (the IAAP magazine for office professionals) and it was a great read on the bus the last few mornings. If you are already a member of IAAP the magazine comes as part of your membership. Another magazine that I would recommend for the Administrative Assistant is AdminAdvantage. This magazine is in electronic form and will be delivered to your email address.

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7 Ways to Position Yourself as an Admin Leader

Eat Your Career

As a proud former administrative professional , I’ve always enjoyed being a part of the admin community. Unfortunately, that company is no longer in business, but I spent a few years as their community spokesperson, writing professional development articles for admins and traveling the country to meet our admin community on a regular basis. Today, I am still a true supporter of administrative professionals. You can also leverage social media professionally.

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Own Your Story: Past, Present and Future

Office Dynamics

My very first International speaking opportunity on behalf of Office Dynamics International! Join the blog-a-thon in honor of administrative professionals and be entered to win some awesome prizes (like a subscription to Executive Secretary Magazine !). I’m preparing this post early but when you read this, I’ll have just given my presentation #OwnIt, How to Own Your Story and Win at Life at the Executive Secretary Live in London.

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“EAs Need Better Press.” Agreed. Solving the EA PR Problem Once and For All

Bonnie Low-Krayman

They also need allies in the form of recruiters, HR professionals, managers, and educators. Bonnie Low-Kramen , the Founder of Ultimate Assistant Training and one of the most respected thought leaders in the administrative profession. By Bonnie Low-Kramen | February 15, 2021.

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15 Fun Facts About Stacy Leitner

A Great Day's Work

I started my blog A Great Day’s Work to share resources with administrative professionals in an effort to help them be successful in their career and inspire them to lead in the workplace. What is your favorite magazine subscription? I have many magazine subscriptions.

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Thank you for joining our Admin Blog-a-thon, what’s next?

Office Dynamics

Did you have the most incredible Administrative Professionals’ Week this year? Here’s a recap of just some of the amazing things that went on this year in celebration of you, Administrative Professionals: Executive Secretary Magazine sent out daily gifts from a variety of organizations specifically for administrative professionals learning benefit. Who Is Office Dynamics International? Wow, what a fabulous April!

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Executives and Assistants are Struggling Today

Office Dynamics

[This article was originally posted at Executive Secretary Magazine.]. I can honestly say that because of my experience in the administrative profession for 20 years in a variety of organizations. During my administrative career, I was fortunate to work with three outstanding executives who truly saw me as their strategic partner. As founder and CEO of Office Dynamics International, I have been on the “other side of the desk” for 25 years.

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Do you have a job or a career?

Laughing all the Way to Work

Do you consider yourself a professional? Most, if not all, of the people I have worked for have been a professional in their field. One of the givens is they join their professional association for their particular area. Are you a member of your professional organization? Administrative Assistants have professional associations they can join.

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10 Must Follow Admin Resources On Twitter

Office Dynamics

We’ve noticed that the number of administrative professionals have been surfacing on Twitter has been increasing. With more assistants and professionals advocating for and teaching others how to use this valuable communication tool, assistants are seeing the value and deciding to jump on board. officerenegade Champions the importance of competent, dedicated administrative professionals in the workforce. Get More: More Resources for Administrative Professionals

An Admin’s Guide to Documenting Systems

All Things Admin

Organization is a pain point for many administrative professionals. Whether you realize it or not, you probably already have systems in place, both personally and professionally. This cuts down on errors and builds trust with the internal and external customers you support.

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Consider Yourself A Leader

Office Dynamics

This question is for you if you’re in an administrative role. Administrative professionals and executiveassistants often see themselves in their supportroles as being non-leaders. Joan Burge, Founder and CEO, Office Dynamics International recently shared her take on the administrative professionals role as leaders in Executive Secretary Magazine. A professional is someone who caresabout the results, not just the activity.

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The Good, Better, Best of Professional Development for Admins

Jen Lawrence

“How do you invest in your administrative staff?” Yes, administrative candidates and employees should be advocating for themselves. However, overwhelmingly, companies still under support their administrative teams with professional development opportunities. to a few thousand dollars (still far less than most development and training for other professionals). Take a look and start putting together a package for your admin professional.

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I'll be speaking at Executive Secretary LIVE London 2017

Audacious Admin

Executive Secretary LIVE is the world's leading international event for senior and aspiring Administrative Professionals & Executive Assistants! Anita was profiled in the July 2015 issue of Executive Secretary Magazine.

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IAAP, Yahoo and Air Travel

Laughing all the Way to Work

I am a member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). As part of my membership I get a subscription to IAAP's magazine OfficePro and also to their e-newsletter OfficePro Express. Both of these are excellent sources of information for the administrative assistant. Tags: travel arrangements professional assistant air travel Administrative Assistant

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Reading your way into a great career

Laughing all the Way to Work

I read professional magazines, books about topics that I want to be educated on, website articles related to my career and the list can go on. That's the beauty of a book or magazine, you can take it with you. Here is a list of magazines, books and websites that have caught my eye lately: Professional Magazines: OfficePro This is a well-written professional magazine put out by the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP).

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Job descriptions for Personal Assistants – Merited or inherited?

Practically Perfect PA

The global tribe of administrative professionals is largely female at 98%. Interpret administrative and operating policies and procedures. Clear objectives should be listed for e.g. strategic administrative partner in daily business operations. Lucy Brazier – Executive Secretary Magazine April 23, 2105. Jennifer Corcoran is an Office Manager with 20 years’ admin/PA experience working with Senior Executives at international level.

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Hearing the Message

Office Dynamics

Kemetia has more than twenty-five years of administrative experience, including her current position as finance and customer service coordinator for the American Staffing Association, and currently serves as an instructor for Northern Virginia Community College- Workforce Development Division. She was profiled in the March 2012 issue of Executive Secretary magazine, and has guest-blogged for All Things Admin®, Office Dynamics®, and the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD).

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Joining a Professional Association: Is it Beneficial?

Laughing all the Way to Work

As I was doing research for other articles on this blog I came across the International Association of Administrative Professionals' website ("IAAP") and was reminded of the advantages of being part of a professional organization. The advantages I found in being part of a professional organization are: It is a great place for networking with other admin assistants.

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Career Blogging: A new way of marketing yourself

Laughing all the Way to Work

Make sure if you are using your blog as part of your "career package" that you keep your blog professional and on target. Keep it professional and you won't go wrong. I have sometimes had to go back in my memory to things I learned in school, researched some subjects to bring myself up to speed, written about good advice I was given along the way, or things I learned from my mistakes and it has helped me to grow as a professional.

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The importance of having someone to talk to

Laughing all the Way to Work

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! Below are some things that I have found helpful to build my network: Join a professional association such as the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). Read professional magazines when you get the opportunity.

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We are what we think.let’s start thinking “Important!”

Laughing all the Way to Work

Today’s administrative assistant is much more than a secretary, but we seem to have the same idea as in the past. I read our professional magazines and notice that the majority of the articles are written by office consultants or HR professionals. Yes, we can learn from these professionals and they can motivate us and give us insight and tips, but they can’t tell us how to do our job. Admins are as business professional as anyone else and our opinion counts too.

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