Long gone are the days of “tea and typing.” Today's PA is a mix of business partner, project manager, operations manager, HR Manager, event producer, expert researcher, the list goes on. It's a demanding and rewarding role.
Resilience isn't something we're all born with, but everyone can learn how to improve their adaptability to change at work. Some people have the ability to take stress and turn it into something they thrive off, and for others there are skills that can be developed.
Many of us have been working from home during the national lockdown. Some have enjoyed this time at home and the freedoms it's afforded them, while others have battled with juggling parental responsibilities and work schedules. There have been some clear advantages, like more sleep in the mornings and of course the reduced commute – but also the unspoken benefit of learning to communicate and continue to reach targets in ways we've never seen before.