Fast Company, August 21, 2023, 15 Ways To Develop And Support Your Loyal Business Assistant
If you’re a leader seeking a great personal assistant who can help you elevate your business to the next level, it’s essential that you take your time until you find the proper fit. Once you’ve succeeded at the first step, it’s time to nurture the relationship by learning what drives them and what they are most passionate about—treating them like a partner in collaboration on your journey and engaging them in meaningful assignments.
Communication needs to be clear, precise, direct, and considerate. People are loyal to people, and if you interact with your assistant as a colleague — with respect and clarity, recognizing accomplishments, inviting their feedback, and sharing yours — this will demonstrate your trust and consideration for them. This makes them more likely to want to work with you in the long term regardless of company affiliation. – Marisa Calderon, NCRC Community Development Fund.