CEOs Are Moving To Remote Teams and It’s a Win for All of Us

ProAssisting Blog

Grit Daily recently sat down with Ethan Bull to discuss the rise in demand of the remote executive assistant and how ProAssisting is reshaping the industry. Insider

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Profiles of the Dream Team - The Giver

ProAssisting Blog

I came across an article in a series of articles that talk about “The Dream Team” from a professional perspective and the one that caught my eye -and might be of interest to you- is the one titled “The Giver”. You can find the article HERE. You can also sign up to be alerted when more are posted. I like this article for a number of reasons but most importantly, it really gets to the heart of what it means to a top-level Executive Assistant.

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Assistants we are ultimate team players!

Practically Perfect PA

On pretty much every job description for Assistants, you will see the phrase, ‘must be a team player’ It is so common that it is easy to skim over that requirement – sure, we all have to be team players, next! Core Competencies Dealing with coworkers Featured Working with Executives admin administrators assistants Competencies EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Team Player Virtual Assistant

2019 136

8 Characteristics of a Good Team Leader

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 8 Characteristics of a Good Team Leader appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. Team members should be completely comfortable working with each other in order to give the best to whatever they do. The onus of success lies on the team, […].

2020 141

Five tips on team management

Practically Perfect PA

Managing a team isn’t easy. It can be hard for Assistants to juggle managing a team of other Assistants or Administrators (which is often the case) and support their Executive. In fact management, in general, is pretty tough – that is why so many people are bad at it! It’s not an easy role. If […]. Core Skills Featured admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Management Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

2019 151

How to Try Our Virtual Team on a Trial Basis

Jennie Lyon

The aim of countless virtual assistant firms out there is to help your… The post How to Try Our Virtual Team on a Trial Basis appeared first on Jennie Lyon Digital Marketing & Virtual Assistant Services. As a small business owner, I really dislike being locked into a contract.

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Ground rules for team meetings

Practically Perfect PA

A really fundamental task for assistants is organising your department team meetings. If your organisation is anything like the businesses I used to work for I bet you organise A LOT of team meetings. I know that most of you are aware that some meetings are not the best use of time, but did you know something like $37 billion a year is lost to unnecessary team meetings?! Simple ground rules for team meetings.

2017 159

Team Building Tips – Integrating Fun with Rewards

Small Business CEO

While nearly one third of employees are not particularly fond of team building exercises, research shows that teams are able to create a more productive and cohesive work environment, which in turn, leads to employee and client retention, as well as higher profit margins.

2021 83

Benefit Your Team

The Small Business Blog

Many small businesses are a closely knit team. Read… Read the full article here: Benefit Your Team on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. WinWeb WinWeb Apps team building team members teamwork virtual team But even if your business can’t stay together in person, there is Cloud software to bridge the gap and make sure your processes are working as intended.

2013 157

Assistant Managers: How to motivate your team

Practically Perfect PA

It is becoming more and more common for Assistants to manage staff and lead teams on projects. Many Executive Assistants manage teams of other Assistants and Administrators, and we all know it can be tough keeping Assistant’s careers on track and keeping them motivated. Here are our tips on how you can keep your team […].

2019 133

Create Real Team “Feel” with Virtual Team Meetings

Step It Up VA Coaching

Even so, team building is a foundational activity that keeps your team, and business, running smoothly; it can be done successfully even if you and your team are never physically in the same room. Create the opportunity to stay current with your team and build a real team “feel” with regular team meetings. ” That simple change of language makes it clear that you want your team to feel ownership in the company. by Donna Toothaker.

2012 122

Leading Remote Teams? 3 Ways to Avoid Confusion and Burnout


Their teams, adapted to a work-from-home lifestyle, are hesitant—even resistant—to return to the office. Some leaders are concerned and even terrified of how they will continue to build and lead effective teams when many of their tried-and-true tactics are obsolete.

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10 team bonding ideas for remote workers

Practically Perfect PA

Working remotely is becoming more and more common these days and it is pretty likely that many Assistants will have some if not all of their team working from home or other locations. It can be pretty tricky including remote teams and […]. They may even have Executive’s who live in other cities around the world.

2018 158

Inspire Your Team, and Everybody Wins

Step It Up VA Coaching

As a Virtual Assistant, it’s likely you have team members that help you in supporting your clients. . And, for many of you, you may also have a team to support YOUR OWN business! What does your team mean to your business? If your business is running optimally, your team is likely RUNNING your business! Having a team has allowed your business to expand, offer a wide variety of services, take on more clients, and bring in more income. by Donna Toothaker.

2012 157

How to Build a Team That Supports Multiple Creative Styles


So how do you make the most of the leapers and linkers on your team? Be conscious of the creative styles within your team and yourself. Both are critical and you need a mix on your team.

2021 68

The ultimate guide to board and Executive team management

Practically Perfect PA

Organising and arranging meetings for boards and executive teams can be a long-drawn-out process that requires a lot of patience and managing a lot of moving parts.

2020 151

6 Clear Steps to Resolving Team Problems

Office Dynamics

No team exists without some problems. It is important to the team relationship not to let problems tear down the team and reduce the team’s effectiveness. Some ways to resolving team problems are: Have clear team goals. ” What are your favorite methods to resolving team problems? Whether it’s with a large team or a partnership you have one-on-one with your executive – we’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

2015 154

6 Remote Team Satisfaction Hacks for Midsize Businesses

Small Business CEO

… The post 6 Remote Team Satisfaction Hacks for Midsize Businesses appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO. Human Resources Management employee satisfaction remote teamOver the past years, the popularity of remote work has skyrocketed. Today, about 3.5%

2021 87

5 Surprising Reasons to Hire a Digital Marketing Virtual Team

Jennie Lyon

But as we continue… The post 5 Surprising Reasons to Hire a Digital Marketing Virtual Team appeared first on Jennie Lyon Digital Marketing & Virtual Assistant Services.

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Step It Up VA Coaching

But, if you want to grow, it becomes an absolute necessity to build a team – and if you want to really succeed (and continue to enjoy being a business owner), you can’t afford NOT to. Wondering whether you really need a team? Having a TEAM will allow you to: Take time for what’s most important. Having a team in place will free up time for you, the business owner, to be with your family, attend seminars, meet with clients, and grow your business.

2011 109

Working with the executive team

Practically Perfect PA

As assistants most of us will interact with our organisation’s Executive team on a daily if not hourly basis. Your manager may well be part of the Executive team. Unlike other members of staff working with the Executive team brings a whole host of rules and a particular style of working. Having a good working relationship with the Executive team is mostly down to common sense but for assistants it is a relationship that needs to be nurtured and taken seriously.

2014 182

Hiring an EA: Individual or Team Support?


Perhaps you’re not sure whether you need an EA for an individual, or for supporting a team of executives. Here, we’re looking at a few things to consider before you hire an executive assistant and make the decision about individual or team support: How much work is needed?

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8 Characteristics of a Good Team Leader

Ian's Messy Desk

Team members should be completely comfortable while working with each others in order to give their best professional touch to whatever they do. A team is normally comprised of a number of team members and a team leader. While the onus for success lies on the shoulders of the entire team, the team leader plays a critical role in achieving success. Being an effective team leader requires basic leadership skills. Image via Wikipedia.

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Podcast 099: The virtual team

Clutter Coach

This is podcast 99 and it’s about a productivity tool I call the virtual team. You assemble a virtual team with people in your life to help you be accountable. But I also benefit from my virtual team. So, what’s a virtual team? Those are the times to schedule a virtual team member call. The interesting thing is that your team members don’t have to know they’re on your team. Then start assembling your team.

2018 100

4 Ways to Better Manage a Remote Team

On The Job

One interesting finding, however, is that it's "superachievers" who seem to be pulling the weight, often working harder and longer than other team members. But such workers aren't going to be able to sustain the team for long, and other workers report they're suffering burnout and stress.

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Systemizing For Team Empowerment

Step It Up VA Coaching

Yet sometimes one of the overlooked benefits is to give empowerment to your team, allowing them to find the information needed to be able to make decisions. As the CEO, your time is extremely valuable, and interruptions or distractions, for answering team questions or to give the ‘nod’ on something isn’t the best use of your time. This will hold all information about your company including information about your clients, team members, and vendors.

2015 109

How Small Business CEOs Can Foster Effective Team Communication

Small Business CEO

Effective team communication is one of the most important skills that any small business CEO must have. This way, you can build trust, easily resolve problem, and promote team building. Read on to learn about how small business CEOs can foster effective team communication.…

2020 87

Leadership Communication for Effective Teams

Ian's Messy Desk

Effective teamwork is critical for organizational success, and the key to effective teams is effective communication. Think about teams you have participated in. Compare the communication in the high performing teams to those teams that didn’t work well? Poor leadership communications can cripple even the most skilled teams; poor communication has a negative impact on trust, productivity, and morale. Your team sees you from a different position.

2011 126

3 Skills Every Leader Must Cultivate to Successfully Manage Distributed Teams


Distributed teams are here to stay. For managers, this means that they will be leading distributed teams most of the time, and their management style will need to adapt to better fit new work models. Trust is key to the success of distributed teams; without it, nothing would get done.

2021 96

Organising the best team building event ever

Practically Perfect PA

Organising team building events seems to be one task that most assistants are asked to manage, which is not much of a surprise considering we are pretty awesome at organising events! However, team building is actually pretty tricky. Firstly, you have to know exactly why your team needs building – getting objectives for any event can be really difficult. So, how can you go about organising the best team building event ever? Ask your team what they want to do.

2017 133

Quote of the Week: Teams

The Small Business Blog

The topic of the quote this week is “TeamsTeam-building exercises are now an important part of many management strategies and in fact a lot of organisations place so much value in them that they allocate nearly as much (or more!) time and money on team-building as they spend on training. “One man can be… Read the full article here: Quote of the Week: Teams on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Business Quotations business quotes team building teamwor

2013 155

Why Virtual Teams Fight -- and What to Do About It

On The Job

One of the biggest issues is that team members are often communicating for the first time with someone they've never met in person. She suggests that one critical way to avoid problems among virtual team members is for managers to have a face-to-face "kickoff" meeting with the members.

2021 130

A team away day with a difference

Practically Perfect PA

Many of us are often asked to find venues for team days or to organise corporate events. So, if you are planning a team day, looking for a venue for a private function or corporate event, then why not consider hiring one of the schools? At Finchley you can enjoy a range of courses for a great team day out. This would make an ideal venue for a team away day or a bespoke evening entertaining corporate clients.

2016 109

4 Phases of Building a Team That Embraces Personality and Individual Differences


And frequently, that’s how executives think when they create teams, committees or task forces. We naively assume any group can automatically be a team. But one of the biggest single reasons that teams misfire is that behavioral differences are ignored.

2021 109

Why (And How) Team Communication Leads to Improved Customer Experience

Small Business CEO

The easiest way to improve your customer experience is to focus on your team communication—both in how employees interact with your customers, but also in how they communicate with themselves and between departments.… Management Marketing customer experience team communication

2020 105

7 Ways to Move Your Team Remote

Small Business CEO

If you’re lucky, you’ve enabled your team to work remotely–but if not, it’s never too late to start. There are many advantages to moving your team remote. Here are a few concrete ways to take that remote team leap for your business: 1.

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Top Gifts You Can Give Your Remote Team for the Holidays

Bonnie Low-Krayman

Nowadays, many stores collaborate with couriers or have their own in-house shipping teams to ensure that your gifts make it to the intended recipients. Aside from giving gifts and cards this holiday, take the time to check-in on your remote team.

2020 52

5 Important Features of a Team Collaboration Software

Small Business CEO

Team Collaboration software is the ultimate source to boost your team’s productivity while the members work from home and connect virtually. There are some key features that make a team collaboration software effective and impactful.

10 Critical Elements Of A Team That Rocks

Productivity Bits

You’re part of a team whether you like it or not (you better like it). Your success is important to the team’s success. You have to make an effort to contribute to the whole body, your team. Since you’re part of a team, your individual success is measured by the amount of your contribution to the team. It’s a trickle down – the team is on top. There are only teams that rock. You need a team that rocks.

2011 152

Frugal Ways to Improve Remote Team’s Productivity

Productivity Bits

Many organizations tend to neglect team collaboration in remote workers, and that is a concern. Those kinds of team members never see each other face to face, and sometimes even work in different time zones, which obviously means that it’s that much harder to stay in sync. Now, there are times when distance between teams is something that can’t be avoided. Promote open communication between your teams both formally and informally.

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