Assistants we are ultimate team players!

Practically Perfect PA

On pretty much every job description for Assistants, you will see the phrase, ‘must be a team player’ It is so common that it is easy to skim over that requirement – sure, we all have to be team players, next!

2019 176

Profiles of the Dream Team - The Giver

ProAssisting Blog

I came across an article in a series of articles that talk about “The Dream Team” from a professional perspective and the one that caught my eye -and might be of interest to you- is the one titled “The Giver”.

2013 709

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Five tips on team management

Practically Perfect PA

Managing a team isn’t easy. It can be hard for Assistants to juggle managing a team of other Assistants or Administrators (which is often the case) and support their Executive. In fact management, in general, is pretty tough – that is why so many people are bad at it!

2019 184

Let’s talk team bonding

Practically Perfect PA

A bonded team is a happy team, and happy teams are engaged, motivated and ready to do their best work. Team Bonding is just one part of Employee Engagement. When a team is aligned, energized and working together towards a common goal, nothing can stop them!

2016 179

Ground rules for team meetings

Practically Perfect PA

A really fundamental task for assistants is organising your department team meetings. If your organisation is anything like the businesses I used to work for I bet you organise A LOT of team meetings. Simple ground rules for team meetings.

2017 206

Assistant Managers: How to motivate your team

Practically Perfect PA

It is becoming more and more common for Assistants to manage staff and lead teams on projects. Many Executive Assistants manage teams of other Assistants and Administrators, and we all know it can be tough keeping Assistant’s careers on track and keeping them motivated.

2019 141

6 Clear Steps to Resolving Team Problems

Office Dynamics

No team exists without some problems. It is important to the team relationship not to let problems tear down the team and reduce the team’s effectiveness. Some ways to resolving team problems are: Have clear team goals.

2015 244

10 team bonding ideas for remote workers

Practically Perfect PA

Working remotely is becoming more and more common these days and it is pretty likely that many Assistants will have some if not all of their team working from home or other locations. It can be pretty tricky including remote teams and […].

2018 200

Working with the executive team

Practically Perfect PA

As assistants most of us will interact with our organisation’s Executive team on a daily if not hourly basis. Your manager may well be part of the Executive team. Here are my etiquette tips when it comes to working with the Executive team.

2014 237

5 Ways to Build A Culture Trust In A Large Remote Team

Dumb Little Man

This shift from working in physical offices to working remotely increases the need for companies to raise trust levels among their work teams. Having a genuine trust-based connection is especially important for large teams working remotely.

2020 173

Quiz: Are You a Team Player?

Eat Your Career

Let’s face it: Everyone wants to be a team player. Some people are so consumed with their own work; they forget to support their team—or they flat out don’t care. It isn’t always easy to be a part of a team. After all, if you don’t help your team, they won’t help you.

2012 239

8 Characteristics of a Good Team Leader

Ian's Messy Desk

Team members should be completely comfortable while working with each others in order to give their best professional touch to whatever they do. A team is normally comprised of a number of team members and a team leader. Leadership Management Team leader teams

2012 208

Systemizing For Team Empowerment

Step It Up VA Coaching

Yet sometimes one of the overlooked benefits is to give empowerment to your team, allowing them to find the information needed to be able to make decisions. This will hold all information about your company including information about your clients, team members, and vendors.

2015 141

Create Real Team “Feel” with Virtual Team Meetings

Step It Up VA Coaching

Even so, team building is a foundational activity that keeps your team, and business, running smoothly; it can be done successfully even if you and your team are never physically in the same room. Create the opportunity to stay current with your team and build a real team “feel” with regular team meetings. ” That simple change of language makes it clear that you want your team to feel ownership in the company. by Donna Toothaker.

2012 122

Organising the best team building event ever

Practically Perfect PA

Organising team building events seems to be one task that most assistants are asked to manage, which is not much of a surprise considering we are pretty awesome at organising events! However, team building is actually pretty tricky. Ask your team what they want to do.

2017 173

Leadership Communication for Effective Teams

Ian's Messy Desk

Effective teamwork is critical for organizational success, and the key to effective teams is effective communication. Think about teams you have participated in. Compare the communication in the high performing teams to those teams that didn’t work well?

2011 164

Inspire Your Team, and Everybody Wins

Step It Up VA Coaching

As a Virtual Assistant, it’s likely you have team members that help you in supporting your clients. . And, for many of you, you may also have a team to support YOUR OWN business! What does your team mean to your business? If your business is running optimally, your team is likely RUNNING your business! Having a team has allowed your business to expand, offer a wide variety of services, take on more clients, and bring in more income. by Donna Toothaker.

2012 157

Why (And How) Team Communication Leads to Improved Customer Experience

Small Business CEO

The easiest way to improve your customer experience is to focus on your team communication—both in how employees interact with your customers, but also in how they communicate with themselves and between departments.… Management Marketing customer experience team communication

2020 82

A team away day with a difference

Practically Perfect PA

Many of us are often asked to find venues for team days or to organise corporate events. So, if you are planning a team day, looking for a venue for a private function or corporate event, then why not consider hiring one of the schools?

2016 141

Quote of the Week: Teams

The Small Business Blog

The topic of the quote this week is “TeamsTeam-building exercises are now an important part of many management strategies and in fact a lot of organisations place so much value in them that they allocate nearly as much (or more!)

2013 202

The Rise of Independent Worker Teams: Fiverr's Studios and Upwork's Agency Experience

Small Business Labs

" The boutique agencies Upwork refers to are small service firms, most of which utilize freelancers as part of their project teams.    Both services illustrate two growing trends: The trend towards independent workers teaming up via online platforms and marketplaces.


Step It Up VA Coaching

But, if you want to grow, it becomes an absolute necessity to build a team – and if you want to really succeed (and continue to enjoy being a business owner), you can’t afford NOT to. Wondering whether you really need a team? Having a TEAM will allow you to: Take time for what’s most important. Having a team in place will free up time for you, the business owner, to be with your family, attend seminars, meet with clients, and grow your business.

2011 109

The Top 3 Reasons Why Your Marketing Team Needs Collaboration Now

Dumb Little Man

In this article, we’ll cover everything you need to know about using collaboration as a marketing tool, including: How content collaboration can boost your marketing team’s productivity. Why now is the perfect time to make your marketing team and strategies more collaborative.

2018 228

SURROUND yourself with a team of experts to make you and your organization SHINE!

Office Dynamics

This is where the word “team” comes into play. Here are some of the areas of expertise to consider when putting together your team. I knew enough about AV equipment and computers to know that I needed both an AV and computer tech on MY team.

2019 238

An Interview with the Office Dynamics Team

Office Dynamics

There is an entire team that works hard to coordinate this conference and they have shared their answers to a few candid questions and provided a glimpse behind the scenes! Meet the entire Office Dynamics International Team –.

2018 185

The Four Phases of Constructing a Successful Team and How Team Building Activities Can Help

The Small Business Blog

A happy and productive team can deliver great success for a business, whilst a dysfunctional team often results in failing projects and poor company performance. The successful construction of a team is essential to avoid the common pitfalls which can cause a team to be ineffective.

2013 197

Make Learning Fun For Your Admin Team

Office Dynamics

We have received numerous requests from assistants for permission to view our recorded or live webinars with their administrative peers or team. This seems to be a hot trend, learning as a team. Here’s some advice on how you can make training for your administrative team fun.

Organising the best team building event ever

Practically Perfect PA

Organising team building events seems to be one task that most assistants are asked to manage, which is not much of a surprise considering we are pretty awesome at organising events! However, team building is actually pretty tricky. Ask your team what they want to do.

2017 130

How To Optimise Team Size In Uncertain Environments


Team Leadership DevelopmentThe law of requisite variety (a term originally rooted as the first law of cybernetics) states that "If a system is to be stable, the number of states of its control mechanism must be greater than or equal to the number of states in the system being controlled".

2019 82

Creating Effective Team Communication Systems


Project and enterprise teams across all organisation types are perpetually exposed to a stream of information flows that ebb the natural tempo of processes, policies, system mechanics, codes of conduct and collaboration protocols.

2019 70

Assistants Have Space on the Dream Team

Office Dynamics

Psychological Profiles of the Dream Team; Where does the assistant fit? Holly assisted on conducting research about the Psychological Profiles of the Dream Team. The post Assistants Have Space on the Dream Team appeared first on Office Dynamics.

2014 210

Administrative Assistants Working in a Team – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

In our division, we have myself (Executive Administrator) and three Team Assistants (two in our building, and one in another state). What is an admin to do besides pick up the additional workload to ensure the service across teams is consistent?

2019 169

Before Criticizing Team Members, Take a Look in the Mirror

On The Job

Our team will not thrive because we're not willing to do the internal work that only we can do. Bottom line: If the team isn't successful, then the individuals on that team are going to pay the price.

2019 151

5 Steps to Creating a More Productive Sales Team

Dumb Little Man

The productivity of your sales team has a rather significant impact on the performance of your business. Since a sales team effects a business’s profit so directly, maximizing their efficiency should be at the top of any business owner’s or manager’s list.

2016 193

Team Management 2.0 – Now That You Have Them What Do You Do?

Step It Up VA Coaching

I’ve talked many times about what it takes to create a strong team for your business. But building a great team isn’t simply a matter of bringing the right people together. Here are the steps I take to ensure that I have the right team in place for my business.

2014 130

Top 5 Tips for Adding Team Members

The Small Business Blog

Recruiting someone to fill a role in your business can be difficult, so here are our Top 5… Read the full article here: Top 5 Tips for Adding Team Members on: THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG. Top 5 Tips hiring team building top 5 tips

2013 194

What Managers Should Know About Motivating Their Team

Dumb Little Man

Do you want to know how to motivate your team ? Motivated employees will also be good team players and good teamwork is essential for any successful business. Here are some tips on how to motivate your team: Identify Strengths.

2016 199

4 Strategies for Inspiring and Guiding Your Team

Small Business CEO

… The post 4 Strategies for Inspiring and Guiding Your Team appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO. CEO Leadership Management Team Management

2019 85

Administrative Assistants Working on a Team – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

How do you communicate with someone that is not being a team player and communicating back or effectively? The post Administrative Assistants Working on a Team – Ask an Admin appeared first on Executive And Administrative Assistant Training - Office Dynamics.

2019 165

Systemizing For Team Empowerment

Step It Up VA Coaching

Yet sometimes one of the overlooked benefits is to give empowerment to your team, allowing them to find the information needed to be able to make decisions. As the CEO, your time is extremely valuable, and interruptions or distractions, for answering team questions or to give the ‘nod’ on something isn’t the best use of your time. This will hold all information about your company including information about your clients, team members, and vendors.

2011 133

How to Plan Events Your Team Will Love (Without the Stress)

Eat Your Career

The benefits of team events are well known. They facilitate interaction between teams, build relationships and empathy between coworkers, and amp up employee engagement. The post How to Plan Events Your Team Will Love (Without the Stress) appeared first on Eat Your Career.

2018 182

20 do’s and don’ts for team building events

Practically Perfect PA

Over the years I’ve organised a variety of team building events from week long forums to after work drinks in the local pub. I would imagine that most assistants have been asked to arrange something for their team as we do tend to be the focal point for social activities in the office.

2013 264

Podcast 099: The virtual team

Clutter Coach

This is podcast 99 and it’s about a productivity tool I call the virtual team. You assemble a virtual team with people in your life to help you be accountable. But I also benefit from my virtual team. So, what’s a virtual team? Those are the times to schedule a virtual team member call. The interesting thing is that your team members don’t have to know they’re on your team. Then start assembling your team.

2018 100