Seven Supervisory Challenges
Administrative assistants struggle with many common supervisory challenges. Select the challenges that seem most troublesome to you and read the corresponding sections.
I don’t want to sound bossy.
People don’t do things the way I ask them—I often end up doing things over.
It’s easier to do things myself than to ask someone else to do it.
No one listens to me—I don’t have the employees’ cooperation.
I don’t know what to do when employees are in conflict.
Employees go over my head.
I have to supervise former peers.
Challenge #1: I Don’t Want to Sound Bossy
Solution: Understand Your Role
If people report to you and you are responsible for distributing and evaluating work ...