Yanceyville, NC, April 29, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- Well, it's true, the official Administrative Professionals' Day was last Wednesday, but managers who were out of town – and those who forgot – can still plan something if they consider it important to maintain a good relationship with the administrative assistant in their office.
Managers who did not acknowledge Administrative Professional's Week and want to keep goodwill in the office (and assuage any guilt) can announce an alternative date to celebrate and to acknowledge the administrative assistant(s).
How does a manager approach the subject? Here's a suggestion: “Let's have a special appreciation day for you since I missed Administrative Professional's Week – how's Wednesday of next week?”
Admins these days are very diverse, and how the manager chooses to celebrate depends on the individual administrative assistant. In the past, flowers might have seemed most appropriate (and the easiest), but now a manager may need to consider other alternatives. There are both male and female admins. Some admins want to be admins for life, and others are in the admin role as a foot in the door and a first rung on the ladder -- flowers just might not be the best choice. Managers need to be sure to celebrate in a way the admin would like to be celebrated.
The ebook, “Celebrating Administrative Professionals,” is provided for managers and co-workers who want to get some ideas on how to plan a thank-you celebration for the department's admin and is available at xanzia.com/administrative-professionals-day-week/.
Even if it's a week or two late, celebrating and acknowledging the administrative assistant is worth the effort for maintaining goodwill in the office.