The Modern Executive Assistant as a Business Partner
Are you utilizing your Executive Assistant to their best potential?
The role of the Executive Assistant is growing exponentially. From humble beginnings the role of the has changing from purely administrative support to one of “Business Partner”
Particularly since the Credit Crunch, with the removal of middle management layers combined with and the need for organizations to become leaner and more efficient, the role of the Executive Assistants has become more demanding across both blue chip corporations and government/non profit organizations.
ARE YOU TAKING ADVANTAGE OF YOUR EA’s SKILLS?
1. Share the Business Strategy
Fundamental to the role of senior executives in any organization is the formation and delivery of the business strategy.
These senior executives need the support of a high quality team around them if success is to come. The Executive Assistant is at the core of this team and needs to be able to speak the language of the senior management team or Board.
The old adage of “Once you know why, you’ll figure out how” applies to the role of the Executive Assistant. Executives and Senior Managers who enable their Executive Assistant to gain this understanding get the significantly enhanced performance.
DON’T KEEP THE BUSINESS STRATEGY TO YOURSELF – SHARE IT WITH YOUR EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
Richard is a Director of BMTG (UK) Ltd and is the lead author and course for the Groundbreaking, Globally Recognised, Certified Training Program for the Modern Day Executive Assistant – The Advanced Certificate for the Executive Assistant: ACEAtm