Since 1952, the International Association of Administrative Professionals has honored office workers by sponsoring Administrative Professionals Week. Today, it is one of the largest workplace observances outside of employee birthdays and major holidays. (iaap)
As we recognize Administrative Professionals this week, it’s important to note the quality connection and overall significance of these positions and express gratitude to those fulfilling these responsibilities. Administrative professionals represent our organizations and are often the front-line exposure to our clients, employees and partners. Their attention to quality is particularly relevant to an organization’s corporate culture and overall success.
Did you know? There are more than 4.1 million secretaries and administrative assistants working in the United States, according to U.S. Department of Labor statistics, and 8.9 million people working in various administrative support roles. More than 475,000 administrative professionals are employed in Canada. Millions more administrative professionals work in offices all over the world.
What do administrative professionals do? It turns out there’s a wide range of positions within this field, as noted here. A quick review of this list of job descriptions draws a connection to quality right away.
So throughout this week, and year around, we recognize their significance in the workplace and express our sincere gratitude.
No one who achieves success does so without acknowledging the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude. ~Author Unknown