Administrative Professional’s Day: 5 Ways to Celebrate
It’s Administrative Professional’s Week! Administrative professionals play a key role in the day-to-day operations of your organization. They’re the reason processes run smoothly, errors are limited, and everything gets done. In the rush of business, sometimes their work can get overlooked.
On Administrative Professionals’ Day, you should take some time to show your appreciation for all they do.
Here are five ways to show your administrative professionals how thankful you are for all they do and remind them of how much their work is appreciated.
1. Surprise on Their Desk
Have you ever walked into work with a surprise on your desk for an occasion, whether it be a work anniversary, birthday, etc.? If you have, you know how nice of a feeling it could be to start your day with a surprise on your desk.
This surprise can be many different things. It can be a decoration, such as a “Thank You” balloon, a coffee sitting on the desk, donuts next to it, a little bag of goodies, or much more. No matter what you choose, the goal remains the same: for your admin to walk into work and start their day off feeling appreciated right away. You want to put a smile on their face – and this will do just that!
2. One-on-One Lunch
Administrative Professional’s Day is the time to show your admin just how much you appreciate them, so it’s a good idea to take the time and do something just the two of you. Treat your administrative professional to a one-on-one lunch, just you and them.
Sometimes the work an administrative professional does can get overlooked, especially compared to the work of producing employees. This is why it’s important to focus on your administrative employees specifically on Administrative Professionals’ Day. Although you’re grateful for your entire team, this is their day, and taking the time to take them out and connect with them one-on-one is important. Buy them lunch and tell them you don’t know how you’d get by without them, because believe us – you don’t!
3. Employee Spotlight/Award Nomination
If your company has anything that goes out to the company, such as an employee spotlight or an award – do what you can to get your admin included, especially if it comes out around Administrative Professional’s Day!
Of course, showing your appreciation as a manager or team member is important and helps your administrator feel good. However, their name being praised for the whole company to see is going to help them feel better about the work they’re doing, and grateful they work for a company that recognizes their dedication.
4. Reward a Job Well Done
Of course, any of the things above will be meaningful to your admin. However, if you’re looking to do something bigger for them, there are many things you can do to reward a job well done. Think beyond a lunch or coffee and go a bit bigger.
Do they deserve an afternoon off? Award it. Are they obsessed with Starbucks? Perfect, grab them a gift card. Do they deserve a raise? This could be the perfect time to let them know it’s in the works.
These are a few bigger things you can do to thank your administrative professional. They will appreciate anything you do, but the bigger the thank you, the more appreciated they’ll feel.
5. Thank You Card
Lastly, you can never go wrong with a ‘Thank You’ card. Pick one up and sign it. Not just with your name but write a meaningful message on it to make it personal. If you manage a bigger team that also works with your admin, get them to do the same. You can say thank you a million times, but handwritten sentiments will stick more. Also, they’ll have something to keep at their desk that will remind them of how appreciated they are year-round.
Administrative professionals are the backbone of companies. They deserve to be celebrated, and it’s important they feel how appreciated they are. Administrative Professional’s Day is on April 26, 2023. Make sure you’re prepared to shower your admin with appreciation all day!
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