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Top 7 Tips on What Does it Take to be a Top Administrative Assistant Today
By Jennifer Selland
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It always has been a little ambiguous to figure out what exactly makes a top-notch Administrative Assistant. Well-Run Concepts has been conducting research to quantify what is needed in the position of Administrative Assistant today. We used a comprehensive validated, step-by-step process called the Trimetrix system to determine what is needed for top performance. This article will summarize our findings to date and here is what we found: Attributes tells us if an individual can do the job by looking at what personal skills or competencies are needed in the job of Administrative Assistant.
- RESULTS ORIENTATION: The ability to identify actions necessary to complete tasks and obtain results.
- Maintains focus on goals
- Identifies and acts on removing potential obstacles to successful goal attainment.
- Implements thorough and effective plans and applies appropriate resources to produce desired results
- Follows through on all commitments to achieve results
- SELF MANAGEMENT: The ability to prioritize and complete tasks in order to deliver desired outcomes within allotted time frames.
- Independently pursues business objectives in an organized and efficient manner
- Prioritizes activities as necessary to meet job responsibilities
- Maintains required level of activity toward achieving goals without direct supervision
- Minimizes work flow disruptions and time wasters to complete high quality work within a specified time frame
- GOAL ACHIEVEMENT: The overall ability to set, pursue and attain achievable goals.
- Establishes goals that are relevant, realistic and attainable
- Identifies and implements required plans and milestones to achieve specific business goals
- Initiates activity toward goals without unnecessary delay
- Stays on target to complete goals regardless of obstacles or adverse circumstances
- PERSONAL ACCOUNTABILITY: A measure of the capacity to be answerable for personal actions.
- Accepts personal responsibility for the consequences of personal actions
- Avoids placing unnecessary blame on others
- Maintains personal commitment to objectives regardless of the success or failure of personal decisions
- Applies personal lessons learned from past failures to moving forward in achieving future successes
- FLEXIBILITY: The ability to readily modify, respond to and integrate change with minimal personal resistance.
- Adapts effectively to changing plans and priorities
- Demonstrates the capacity to handle multiple tasks at one time
- Deals comfortably with ambiguity
- Adjusts preset plans as necessary with minimal resistance
- RESILIENCY: The ability to quickily recover from adversity.
- Continues toward goals in the face of difficulty and adversity
- Handles criticism and rejection from others with objectivity
- Recovers quickly from personal setbacks
- Moves past unforeseeen abstacles without unnecessary delay
- SELF STARTING: The ability to initiate and sustain momentum without external stimulation.
- Initiates relevant activities toward achieving business goals
- Independently complete projects and produces desired results
- Requires little or no supervision to stay focused on necessary activities
- Readily identifies and pursues business opportunities without outside direction
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Article Submitted On: January 03, 2005