The key to a successful relationship between an assistants and their Executive is having a good understanding of how each other operate. Actually let me rephrase that… the assistant should have a good understanding of how the Executive operates and adjust their style accordingly.
At some point or another you will encounter lazy colleagues. They are everywhere and a lot of them have been lazy for years! I have always thought ‘each to their own’; if they want to be lazy that is their problem. But when it starts to impact my work or they start to pass work […]
At the moment I am mainly working with a small number of people, or I work for myself at home so I can honestly say this blog is not directed at any current colleagues…promise! However, in the past I may, just may, have worked with some people that could be called ‘drama queens’. I also […]
In last week’s blog, I wrote about assistants working together as a team, and part of the blog discussed how we should cover for each other when one of us is off sick or on holiday. Once the blog was published, I had a couple of people tweet to say that cover for other assistants […]
As the saying goes, you can choose your friends, but you sure can’t choose your family. The same can apply to co-workers. Some colleagues you will get on with and form a good working relationship, on the other hand, some you will walk up eight flights of stairs to avoid sharing the lift with, either […]
I was at lunch with a fellow EA a few weeks ago and as usual we were discussing our jobs and having a bit of a grumble about our work. My friend was having a particularly bad time with her boss, who just happened to be female. Their relationship had become so terrible that my […]