An OfficeTeam and IAAP survey reveals some surprising truths about PA success…

Administrative professionals are valued for their ability to wear many hats. Often their jobs require high-level responsibilities, ranging from planning large-scale events and representing senior managers to creating presentations and analyzing financial data. But what skills and attributes are must-haves for today’s support staff?

To better understand the traits in greatest demand, OfficeTeam and the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) surveyed 610 senior managers and 2,290 administrative professionals as part of the Office of the Future project.

Following is an overview of the top administrative skills and attributes, based on their responses:

1 Time management

2 Flexibility

3 Organizational skills

4 Positive attitude

5 Communication

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