Innovation


An Admin’s Guide to Disaster Safety

When we think disaster, we typically imagine tornado sirens blaring or floodwaters rising. But not all disasters are caused by Mother Nature. An employee choking on a bagel in the breakroom. An electrical fire caused by faulty wiring. A hazardous material spill....

Your Administrative Role in Disaster Recovery Planning

A hurricane is bearing down and your office has just received notice that you have one hour to evacuate before floodwaters sweep into the area. What do you do? Your office is damaged by fire and you’re forced to work from home for the next six weeks. Are you set up to...

Emerging Technologies for Administrative Professionals

If an administrative professional from the 1950s happened to be magically transported to today’s office, they’d be in for quite a shock! Gone are the days when filing, phone skills, and semi-legible shorthand were key requirements for an admin job. Today’s job...

A History of Disruptive Technologies in the Admin Profession

As a speaker, I like to start my sessions on innovation by asking assistants to think back on the things that used to be a part of the office when they started in the field, but aren’t anymore. It’s usually a fun little jaunt down memory lane as we share flashbacks of...

Embrace Artificial Intelligence and All That It Can Offer You

From retail to health care, artificial intelligence (AI) technology is seeping into just about every industry, including the administrative field. And it’s only going to increase in popularity in the coming years. Yet some assistants see AI as a threat to their...

Celebrating 10 Years [Infographic]

All Things Admin is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month! We have thoroughly enjoyed supporting your administrative success throughout the past decade. And we’re looking forward to the next 10 years! To kick off our anniversary celebration, we’re giving you...

This is an Essential Skill for The Innovative Admin

When you look at the top 10 skills needed for jobs in 2020, complex problem solving, critical thinking, creativity, judgement and decision making, and cognitive flexibility make up half of the list. To sum it up, you need strategic thinking skills! Strategic thinking...

Implementing Your Ideas and Taking Initiative as The Innovative Admin™

Innovation is a required skill for any administrative professional. You have a unique perspective that allows you to easily see where gaps exist, where mistakes are being made, and – more importantly – how to fix areas that need fixing. You’ve probably come up with...

Get More Comfortable with Taking the Initiative

Are you comfortable implementing your ideas at the office? If not, why? If so, what’s the most recent idea or improvement you implemented? The Innovative Admin™ is an administrative professional who introduces, creates, and applies new or refreshed methods for doing...