As an Assistant, it’s not uncommon to work on personal projects for your Executive, such as travel planning for client meetings, drafting confidential reports or organising calls with direct reports, that may not be included in your team’s regular reporting. However, when it comes to reporting on your work during team meetings, it can be challenging to share the value you’re bringing without revealing too much personal information. In this article, we’ll explore some strategies to effectively report on confidential Assistant tasks without compromising confidentiality or revealing sensitive information.
Navigating reporting on confidentual projects for your Executive in team meetings.
Acknowledge yourself and your wins
One effective strategy is to start by acknowledging yourself and your wins on a daily basis. Take a few minutes each day to reflect on the key things you’ve accomplished and impacted, even if they may seem small. This daily audit can help you keep track of your progress and prepare for team meetings where you need to report on your work. By recognising your achievements, you’ll feel more confident and prepared to share your contributions with your team.
Focus on your value and the impact you make
When reporting on confidential Assistant tasks during team meetings, focus on the value and impact of your work rather than the specific details of what you’ve done. For example, instead of sharing the exact tasks or projects you’ve worked on, highlight how your work has allowed your Executive or other colleagues to achieve their goals or solve a problem. Use general terms such as “confidential work for the Executive” or “supporting private projects” without revealing specific details that may compromise confidentiality.