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Looking ahead to the role of Assistants next year!

By Zach Mobley  • 

With end of year parties beginning, there’s lots of reflection on the year gone - but what about looking ahead to the role of Assistants next year? 

Technical advances, AI, data-driven insights, political elections, uncertain economy - there are lots of things that are having an effect on the Assistant role, so if you’re starting to look towards the skills you’ll be searching for in a new assistant; or if you’re going to be looking to progress in your role next year, find something new, or take on additional duties - here are some key things to look at for 2024:

Digital Proficiency: Enhanced proficiency with office suites and collaboration tools to streamline operations in a tech-driven environment. 

Data Analytics: A solid foundation in data analysis to derive meaningful insights and contribute to informed decision-making. 

Regulatory Acumen: Informed about regulatory changes, ensuring compliance and mitigating operational risks. 

Cybersecurity Awareness: with increased tech, comes increased risk - prioritising cybersecurity best practices to safeguard sensitive information and maintain the integrity of digital processes.

Effective Communication: Written and verbal communication skills to convey complex information clearly and facilitate efficient collaboration. 

Adaptability: Cultivate adaptability as a core competency, allowing you to navigate the dynamic landscape which we can expect to be a rollercoaster next year. 

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