With a lens to the global culture, EAs are not only specialized in overall office management, but can also help make a difference to reshape the way teams work and pave the way for businesses to adapt to the digital workforce that over 100 companies are striving for.
The office support position evolved from secretary to executive assistant over decades and will continue to be an integral part of business operations with renewed standards of excellence. Start today and map out the areas that can be automated vs the aspects of the job that require humans to perform. By taking charge of the change and being part of innovation will help to identify how to leverage the power of AI to broaden and enhance what an all-star EA can do.
When organizations understand the role an EA can play in making a difference in an executive's overall schedule and building a partnership, then the emphasis shifts from quantity to quality. Thus, bridging the gap in acknowledging the EAs ability to take decisive action is hard work, not magic.
For Executive Assistants to be early adopters and start learning how to embrace the #futureofwork, it is imperative to learn how to incorporate the latest technology into their current role to add higher value to the support tasks. Don't let the fear of the unknown hinder the ability to rise above but rather figure out how AI can manage travel bookings so you can focus on solving gaps that could never be attended to before.
Breaking down the walls in the open environment not only brings a sense of working next to one another but diminishes the typical hierarchy that sometimes stands in the way of teams approaching leaders who are behind closed doors.
Enterprise collaboration beyond the office walls
Going beyond the traditional office, the digital transformation age brings increased global connectivity, integration, and interdependence in the economic, social, technological, cultural, and political spheres -- organizations need to reshape their business model and strategy to conform to the #newwaytowork.
The communication landscape has shifted from traditional methods, like email or the newspaper, to online mediums. Whether it is for networking, weather alerts, news bulletins, job searching, training or merely just staying in touch, social media has become a norm in today’s society.
Where will the new digital generation and impact of intelligent technologies take the workplace?
As the digital media landscape evolves in the enterprise, clearer definitions and similarities are surfacing to elaborate on the social technology so that users have a thorough understanding of the intent. It is natural for the general perception of employees to equate enterprise social networking (ESN) with the social media networking platforms (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, [...]