9 Benefits of Attending an Administrative Conference as a Team

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There are several benefits to attending an administrative conference with several peers from your organization. Here are just a few:

  • You and your peers are learning together and hearing the same information. Most likely you and your peers will attend the same session. When you see the same presenter, you can talk about what you heard, how to apply it, and also share your unique perspective of what you gained.

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A Lesson From Zappos in Disruption

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To support our theme for our 23rd Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence, The Revolutionary Assistant, I challenged the Office Dynamics Team and myself to “live” being revolutionary in our individual roles and as a company.

One definition of revolutionary is to disrupt the status quo. For us to open our minds to that concept, we decided that we are going to take some team “field trips” this year to different organizations and places in our community to gain new perspectives and open our minds.

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Employees are encouraged to let their personality shine through their work stations.

Yesterday was our first field trip and we were blown away. We visited the “ever-famous” Zappos!!! I know you have heard of them. They are known for their unique company environment and that is putting it mildly. We spent almost 2 hours at their corporate campus. Not only is their workspace and office environment unique but their culture has had some dramatic changes this year. I am excited to share with you something new.

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How to Build a Collaborative Team

The Cisco Systems Administrative Team at the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence
The Cisco Systems Administrative Team at the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence

Take The “Star” Approach to Partnering With Your Administrative Co-Workers

When I am at companies teaching full-day workshops to the administrative and executive assistants, I often hear: “At my company there is lack of cooperation and teamwork among the administrative community. What can I do to improve our work atmosphere?”

You can play a key role in influencing your administrative peers to create a healthy workplace that is filled with trust, respect and cooperation.

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