Goals for Admin Asst

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98 months ago


what are the goals of a admin assistant?

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Leona in Fort Worth, Texas

98 months ago

Professional goals? Personal goals? Please clarify your question.

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gaddodanquah@yahoo.com in Accra, Ghana

72 months ago

I need to do my annual review and my manager has requested that I creat my own goals to be graded upon.

I am finding it difficult to find any goals that are measurable by some means other than to be evaluated by the reviewer.

Any goal suggestions?

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Patricia in Ottawa, Ontario

72 months ago

Getting your head around goals is always difficult I find, but once you get started it is not too bad. Do you have any goals that you have set for yourself in your position? My goal is to support my boss to best of my ability and I will do that by... then set out how you will accomplish it and by when. Things like setting up a workable filing system both hard copy and electronic, setting up a bring-forward system to ensure things are kept track of, streamlining the processes in the office to be more efficient by making checklists, etc. You can also have a goal related to your boss's or the organization's goals, for example one of my organization's goals is to grow the business and deliver value. To set a goal based on that as an assistant you can set a goal to promote excellence by providing the best quality product and then set out how you will do that, for example, by proofreading your work and paying attention to detail.
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Karen Porter of The Effective Admin in Savannah, Georgia

58 months ago

Here are two guidelines to keep in mind when creating goals: 1) "Goals" and "vision" are not the same thing; 2) you "achieve" goals, you don't "do" them. So don't confuse goals with tasks or your to-do list (or confuse the vision you're trying to reach with your goals to reach it).

Also, the goals of an admin assistant will vary per individual. Every administrative professional is a different person doing a different job in a different company. There is no "one size fits all" admins in regard to any type of goals.

See a description of The Effective Admin goal setting guide for administrative assistants and executives assistants here:

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