Recently, I went in for my annual eye exam. My Optometrist, Dr. Leanne Liddicoat, and I had a great conversation about utilizing more effectively administrative professionals in the workplace.
Dr. Liddicoat and I talked about the expectations of doctors in today’s modern world of medicine—patient appointments, attending conferences/seminars, preparing and delivering presentations, staying current on the trends and advances in technology and health, managing email (patient emails and others), running a business, managing employees, participating in health fairs, participating in community events, joining the local Chamber of Commerce, charity work, and much more. I was amazed at how much some doctors do to keep up with the demands of running a successful business apart from their ongoing patient contact. This interesting discussion got me to thinking. Below are a few ideas doctors and/or medical office supervisors might consider offloading to their administrative support staff: Continue reading “Create a Shared Vision in the Workplace”
I’m delighted to have been asked by OfficeTeam, the leading staffing agency specializing in placing highly skilled administrative professionals, to be a contributor on their corporate blog site. Specifically, I was asked to write about my 10-year work partnership with Ted Gaebler, retired CEO/City Manager for the City of Rancho Cordova, California. The article is titled “My Advice from an Admin: How You Can Improve Collaboration With Your Boss.”
Work partnerships are critical to today’s workplace. It’s my belief that the CEO/Manager and administrative professional work partnership is one of the most important work partnerships that exist in business today. Today’s most effective work partnerships are team-oriented and collaborative as compared to the older more traditional model of an unbalanced work relationship.
If you haven’t already read Building A Partnership With Your Boss by Jerry Wisinski, I would definitely recommend reading this informative book filled with great advice and ideas on how to build and strengthen your work partnerships. I have loaned this book to more executives, managers, and administrative professionals than any other book I own. Continue reading “Take Your Work Partnership to the Next Level!”