April 9, 2022

Administrative Professionals Day – Why Bother?

If you are High D like me, you may think Hallmark holidays are well, Hallmark holidays. Especially when the holiday arrives amidst the chaos of 2022.

Here’s your annual reminder that Administrative Professionals’ Day is Wednesday, April 27th. It may be a silly Hallmark holiday, AND I believe we can never show enough gratitude.

  1. Gratitude is a fantastic retention tool. (With jobless claims for unemployment at a 52 year low, you can’t afford not to have a retention plan in place!)
  2. Gratitude also pays dividends in terms of productivity.
  3. And I know your Ops Bosses® have gone above and beyond to create a “new normal” with lots of pivots due to Covid, extreme markets, mergers, technology changes and more.
Here are a few ideas to show gratitude:

Note: (If your budget allows, you can buy something. Regardless of budget, what is MOST important is the acknowledgement and active appreciation.)

  • Send flowers. Better yet, send a unicorn.
  • Celebrate them on your team power up on Zoom (make handmade signs or each take a turn sharing)
  • Ask your team to record videos about why they appreciate your Ops Boss® and post the videos on Facebook (you can later incorporate them into your talent gen material as part of your value proposition)
  • Order team swag
  • Order a book or some other fun “bossy stuff” from our Ops Boss® Shop
  • Send dinner for the family
  • Enroll them in Group Coaching for a WIN WIN
  • $50 gift card to spend on home office or office “decor”
  • Sign up and come with them to a BE A BOSS class
  • Sign them up for a Systems Are Sexy class
  • Send a gift/gift card to their kids/spouse to thank them for “sharing” them with you
  • Lastly, how about a handwritten note (mail it NOW) – something thoughtful, meaningful and specific. Doesn’t cost you a dime and may be the BEST gift you ever gave!
Special Message to Business Owners who have Ops Bosses® in coaching with us:

 

Thank you for allowing us to support you, your EA, TC, LM, VA, DOO or COO. Stephanie, Hannah, Elizabeth, Jessica, Ellenmarie, Kelli, Amanda & I (and our awesome Ops Bosses® Sheila, Brooke & Bill) are blessed beyond measure to be a part of your teams and take our commitment to YOUR success very seriously. As we have been discussing with you/your Ops Bosses®, the last couple years have been an unprecedented time. A gift of a pattern interrupt where we get to choose new habits, new mindset, new outcomes. We are working on going “E” to “P” in a way some may never have done before. Based on my experience weathering a variety of “challenging markets” from the 80’s through today, I fully believe every one of you will not only “survive” this time, but come out thriving – with increased profitability, more market share and living better, more purposeful lives.

As my daughter used to say when she was young, “You’re not the boss of me“. Well, that’s what WE are saying to market conditions like low inventory. Let’s get bossy!

Christy Belt Grossman, CEO, Ops Boss® Coaching

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