The person who keeps the business running smoothly is often the organized, perceptive, efficient, trusted administrative assistant type, along with the receptionist(s), secretaries, gal or guy Friday or anyone else in the support staff who makes life easy for the boss. These employees are like the foundation of a building or columns supporting a pavilion. They many not be the most noticeable, but the place could not stand or function smoothly without them. You know who they are, and no matter what their title, each one contributes value to the bottom line with his or her presence.
Plan Ahead to Honor Your Administrative Staff
With the increase in administrative personnel during World War II, the National Secretaries Association was formed to recognize their value and attract more to the field of secretarial and office work. The name changed in 1981, then again in 1998 to the current International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). National Secretaries Week began in 1952, and Wednesday was declared a special day, now dubbed Administrative Professionals Day inside of Administrative Professionals Week, the last full week each April.
Present a Message of Thanks for Each Day
While Hallmark has a category of cards wishing well to “someone who really keeps us going” or “someone who deserves to be celebrated every day,” bloomstoday.com has an even larger selection of fresh, long-lasting flower bouquets to honor your office staff. One terrific scenario to recognize the value and contribution of your administrative professionals is to make every day of Administrative Professionals Week noteworthy:
- Tuesday ~ bring donuts or special bakery treats in the morning
- Wednesday ~ take her, him, them out to a nice lunch
- Thursday ~ buy a custom-decorated cake for a sweet, mid-afternoon break
- Friday ~ have bloomstoday.com bring another fresh bouquet for each administrative professional to take home for the weekend and enjoy having fresh flowers on their kitchen table. It will not only remind them of being appreciated in a very special way, but also encourage a super bright, grateful, professional attitude when Monday morning rolls around.
Let Blooms Today Help Arrange, Delivery, and Surprise your Staff
If you rely on your administrative staff to order flowers whenever you need them, and you cannot this time around, you can totally depend on the floral professionals at bloomstoday.com. Describe in secret what your administrative or executive assistant is like ~ sweet, rugged, urban, stylish, young, older, modern, traditional, whimsical, eccentric, mischievous. They will select the perfect kind of arrangement to reflect your personality description and fit into your budget. You can do this once a year for the administrative specialists who carry the load keeping things in order so you and your company look good year-round.
By Joanne M. Anderson