This year, Administrative Professionals’ Day falls on Wednesday, April 27th, and is used to celebrate and highlight the importance of assistants, receptionists, and other encompassing administrative support staff. Administrative Professionals’ Day is one of the most popular workplace holidays. While many companies celebrate by giving trinkets, candy, or flowers, here are four out-of-the-box ways to celebrate your administrative team:
1. Invest in New Administrative Training Opportunities
One of the best ways to show someone that you feel that their job is important is to invest in their role—especially in ways that can make their job more efficient, effective, or fun.
By offering new training opportunities, you’ll be able to keep your staff engaged in their work and may help them gain a feeling of workplace fulfillment. Although you may find this surprising, here are some recent statistics that support that workers are willing and eager for more training opportunities:
- 74% of workers are willing to learn new skills or re-train
- 87% of millennials place importance on learning and development at work
- 91% of workers want their training to be personalized and relevant
2. Gift New Technology
People rarely enjoy repetitive, tedious tasks like data entry, follow-up e-mails, or creating reports. So, the gift that keeps on giving is software and tools that support automation. Automating repetitive tasks can free up an employee’s precious time to focus on providing high-quality, higher-level thinking work that human hands can only do, and many find more satisfying to complete.
3. Blow Off Some Steam and Have Fun as a Team
Did you know that 65% of people express that having fun at work is critical to a company’s success? Creating a fun, positive work culture sets your workplace’s vibe and can make it a place that people look forward to going to instead of dreading. Team building activities, icebreakers, and well-curated (virtual or in-person) events can help team members create authentic and strong bonds in a rare, relaxed moment of the day.
4. Consider Hiring a Dental Practice Virtual Administrator
The most valuable asset for anyone is—no, not money—it’s time. Once time is gone, it’s gone forever. Adding a part-time or full-time virtual administrator gives you and your team more time at their leisure. From calendar management to answering e-mails and phone calls to bookkeeping, your virtual administrator can complete the tasks you need to be done.
If you’re interested in hiring a dental practice virtual administrator but don’t know precisely how one could benefit you, identify the daily, weekly, and monthly tasks that require your direct attention. After prioritizing tasks, you can only do, assign a virtual administrator to get those other tasks done. A virtual administrator can add more productive hours and time to your day when you can delegate mundane tasks.
Dental Practice Enhancement Thanks Dental Practice Virtual Administrators and Other Administrative Support for Their Excellence, Experience, and Expertise
At Dental Practice Enhancement, we understand that every individual is an essential moving part that systematically works together to make an enormous impact in the community. So, we want to take a moment to appreciate all administrative professionals for their hard work.
Do you need help with running your practice more smoothly? Call 833-DPE-FOR-U or message us online to learn more about hiring a dental practice virtual administrator or customized training plans for your team.