Everyone in the business world has an integral part to play. Each and every position from CEO to Assistants spend countless hours working hard to make sure their company is running like a well-oiled machine. Recently Chicago hosted an Administrative meeting to talk about the importance of a strong working relationship between an Administrator and their Managing Director. “Admins spend countless hours lending a hand to everyone in the office. They keep everything organized and make sure everyone’s up to date with what’s going around them. This is important because if an admin didn’t do all these things and more, our office would be a mess,” mentions Matthew Goodchild, Managing Director of Chicago Vision. The admin meeting discussed how to better and make more progress in various areas of business. In our industry we consider an admin to be the backbone of a company.
“Admins know everything about the MD. It’s not just about the administrative work, they need to know how to work together with the leading official and just exactly what to do to make every situation better,” says Matthew Goodchild of Chicago Vision. The most advantageous aspect of an admin-MD relationship derives from trust and communication. This is the main and essential factor in establishing between the two of you. Both of you should learn to manage expectations. The admin, needs to step up and ask questions such as, “how can we make this better?” “what can we do to make our retention better? “is there something that I can fix what I’m doing to make results better? These are some questions, as an admin, you might want to ask yourself when you want your company to be successful. Similarly, the MD should make this process run smoothly as well. They should ask questions such as, “What can we do to make sure you’re task is running smoother?” It’s your job as a leader to make sure your admin feels confident to do what they are doing.
It essentially becomes a factor of learning each other’s techniques and balancing out ways to implement them. Once the trust is established, you will end up respecting each other and understanding that both of you need each other to make sure everything is running properly. “It’s wrong to expect that your admin automatically knows what to do. They probably do, but some things, as a leader you can offer techniques and expertise to help make their job smoother,” says Matthew Goodchild of Chicago Vision. At Chicago Vision, we work together as a team, and because of that, we’ve seen tremendous success. Each role in our office has a vital part to play, and an admin-MD relationship is just one factor that makes everything run well.