What I imagine many assistants get asked on a regular basis is what they think of A.I. Assistants. This is an excellent question, but my goodness, do people really think our answer is going to be: “They are great. I can retire early.”? The truth is, A.I. assistants are not assistants; they are tools. The term ‘A.I. assistant’ is a giant misnomer. I have spent hours crafting a perfect response to this question and now I would like to share it with the world.
During a series of presentations, I became engaged in two different discussions on opposite sides of the same issue. The point that came up in both conversations was that of someone demanding respect, rather than earning it. On the first day, I had several admins who felt they could not respect their manager for various reasons that they spelled out to me. On the second, I had a manager (yes, the same manager) who felt her admin staff was not respectful to her as a supervisor.
For years, managing a team’s calendar was stressful and confusing. To create an email address for the entire team, you had to get in touch with IT. If your company has moved over to a subscription on Office 365, everything has changed!