When managers ask subordinates to take on an assignment, it is often a sign of their confidence in an employees’ abilities and reliability. The same goes for when colleagues ask each other for help. But sometimes those extra assignments can cause an employee to become less reliable if the workload becomes too burdensome. That can cause the quality of an employee’s work to falter or they are forced to work an insane amount of hours just to get caught up on their to-do list.
Yesterday, I heard disrespect loud and clear in the tone of voice used by my dental hygienist. She asked the receptionist who has a strong Russian accent, “What are you looking for?”
Administrative assistants spend their days juggling a plethora of responsibilities: managing schedules, keeping detailed records, conducting research, and handling every other project that comes their way. But there are tactics you can implement immediately to help make your busy life as an administrative assistant a little less hectic.