Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Technology - Friend Or Foe

"Technology has exceeded our humanity"
"Technology has exceeded our humanity" (Photo credit: Toban Black)
There may be times when you hate technology - it seems like it is always breaking down or it doesn't work the way you think it should. Or maybe you just hate learning new technology because it can be very intimidating. Whatever you think of technology there are definitely times when it can drive you crazy. But it can also make your job a lot easier.
As administrative assistants it seems that people are always needing things from us and they never need it in a reasonable time frame. They always need it right now - or sooner if possible. It can seem like it would be impossible to get things done but thanks to technology there is often a way to get things done faster than we'd imagine.
What are some of the tools that are available today that can help us excel at our jobs?
  • databases
  • spreadsheets
  • documents
  • organizers
  • online tools
  • email
There are many types of technology that you will use in your administrative career and knowing how to use them and when to use them makes the difference between being effective and being efficient.  When you examine different professional business colleges for a course that is right for you it is important to look at what those business colleges teach and how much value they put on efficiency.  At Robertson College we give you a variety of tools, teach you how to use them, and make sure you know when to use them.  Your administrative career will speed ahead when you have the best tools at your fingertips.

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