As much as we all want to work in paperless offices it still seems like something that is way way into the future. Yes, I think most of us have cut down a whole bunch on our paper consumption, however, we still have to print things off, get people to sign things and work with paper documents a lot. The reality is that paper is going to be around for a little while longer. A few weeks ago I wrote another post on dealing with electronic paperwork and today I thought it would be good to have a little refresher on how dealing with confidential paperwork. Here are my top ten tips.
A few years ago I wrote a really detailed blog about dealing with confidential electronic documents and paperwork. This is obviously an important subject for assistants because we have to, have to, have to, keep our Executive’s confidence. We must be trustworthy and as hard as it is, keep all confidential matters to ourselves. Today, I thought I would write an update on my blog from a few years ago and concentrate on electronic documents. With cloud technology, the increased use of email and other electronic forms of communication (Slack, Whatsapp, Facebook Messenger, etc. etc.) we have to be even more aware of how we deal with confidential and information that is discussed and communicated through technological channels. Here are my ten top tips on dealing with confidential electronic documents.
I’ve written a few blogs recently on how to work with confidential documents particularity when your desk is in an open plan office. It is a subject that most assistants would have wrestled with in their career and at times probably have found themselves in a difficult position so I thought it would be good to discuss this over a few blogs.