The Secretarial and Office Professional Ethics
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The ethics of a Secretary and
Office Professional are
moral principles relating to the job that you will be bound by.
These requirements are automatically taken on board when you accept any
position as a Secretary or Office Professional and you will be
expected to uphold them at all times. You
really do take the Secretarial Oath when you become a Secretary.
Ethics - No 1
Ethics - No 2
Ethics - No 3
- always be loyal to your boss and company. Never sell
them out at any cost. However, having said this, your boss also
has to prove to you he/she is worthy of your loyalty. Do not get
caught up in the office gossip. If you display your loyalty you
will receive the same in return.
Ethics - No 4
Reliable - show you are reliable.
Be punctual for work and meetings at all times, and remember, always
take the relevant documentation with you to the meetings. Do not abuse the
You just never know what your future holds in relation to your health.
Ensure every task you are given is completed on time and to the best of your
Ethics - No 5
- Prove you are responsible by setting priorities and
carrying out tasks in a timely manner. Always meet deadlines when
given. Your boss puts his/her confidence in you. Write yourself a 'to do' list - even
if its priority changes 10 times a day. Do not delegate if the job
cannot be done as efficiently and accurately as you would have
done it. If you do delegate, always check that the project is on
track time wise. Do not just forget about it because someone
else is doing it.
Ethics - No 6
Ethics - No 7
Ethics - No 8
Ethics - No 9
- Learn as much as possible about computer
programs and other positions in the organization. You just may
need this knowledge when you apply for advancement within the firm.
This is also particularly useful as you are usually the one who has to
show the boss how to use some of the computer programs. The
trend these days is for the boss to have more 'hands on' with software e.g.
e-mail, spread sheeting. Like I said above, you could be asked to
take on training too if you were familiar with the programs.
Ethics - No 10
Incorporate the above ethics
in your role and you will find both your boss and your work colleagues will respect
you as a person and your position as a secretary.
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Is there such a thing as
Secretaries throughout the world would certainly work using a code of Ethics -
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Books written specifically
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Books are still an invaluable learning aid used by the Secretary and great for
continual reference. You will be surprised how just one piece of advice
will be used over and over in the office and as times continue to change you
will have the need to reference these books time and time again.
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Professional's Day/Secretaries Day
Administrative Professional's Day is always the last Wednesday in the last full week of the month of
April and this full week is dedicated to Administrative Professionals. Mark it now in
your diary so you and your fellow workers can celebrate. Better
still, spread the word and enter it into your Manager's diary so he/she is
made aware of it.
But what happened to Secretaries Day? It has been
renamed to Administrative Professional's Day! Did you know the
National Secretaries Association, now known as IAAP, began this special
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