It is 8:50 AM and you just arrived at your desk for work. Your manager is waiting for you with a concerned look on their face and asks, “Is the sales report ready? I have to present it to the senior management team at 9:00 AM!” You hesitate before you respond. Then you say, “I thought the meeting was tomorrow.” You can imagine how the conversation goes from there.
Having effective administrative skills are essential in today’s work environment. Being organized, punctual, and effective in your communication skills, both written and verbal are crucial if you want to achieve your goals in any endeavor you pursue. Think of it. The current business environment is filled with many sources of information, and you have to take that information and analyze it, prioritize it, and process it to the extent where value is achieve for the organization. Good administrative skills reduce the risk of “things falling through the cracks.” Great administrative skills create exponential results that spot potential problems, overcome obstacles, and leverage resources effectively.
In this book, you will learn the core skills that will help you use your resources efficiently, manage your time wisely, communicate effectively, and collaborate with others skillfully. The practices presented in this chapter will take time to root into your daily work routine. However, making the commitment to consistently apply the concepts every day is the key to changing and adopting new behaviors in a short amount of time.
Getting Organized (I)
Getting Organized (II)
Getting It All Done On Time
Verbal Communication Skills
Non-Verbal Communication Skills
The Team of Two
Taking Care of Yourself