People who work in administrative roles tend to play a great role in companies throughout the globe, be it handling the appointments, speaking with the customers, or managing the paperwork. They keep everything organized and moving, most of which the normal people fail to do on a day to day basis.
However, most of the work they do often tends to go unnoticed and unappreciated, and not many people notice their skills required to perform the tasks they do. The Administrative Professionals Day is celebrated to thank the ones who work as assistants, secretaries, and other employees who tend to give their best at whatever they do for the companies they work for.
History of the Administrative Professionals Day
Assistants, secretaries, receptionists, and many other staff are recognized on this day for the hard work that they put in for representing their companies. The Administrative Professionals Day is aligned with the Administrative Professionals Week, a week dedicated to the ones having a position related to the administration.
The position of secretaries has been around ever since the industrial revolution. However, the spark to show the appreciation for the administrators is tied back to World War II. Because of the boom in the business post-war, the National Secretaries Association was discovered in 1942 to attract potential workers to this field.
It is known that the origins of the holiday began via the innovation of many people in the industry, which included Mary Barrett, who was a former president of the association, C. King Woodbridge, who was a president of the Dictaphone Corporation, and Harry F. Klemfuss, who was a PR executive at the Young & Rubicam.
In 1952, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Charles Sawyer, proclaimed that the first observance of the National Secretary Day would be celebrated on Wednesday during the National Secretary’s Week.
After a few years, the celebration had to move back to the last entire week of April. It was not until the 2000’s that this name of the holiday was changed to what we now call the Administrative Professionals Day. It was hoped that it would encompass the diversified job titles and the responsibilities of the field’s people.
In today’s times, people often take time to thank their secretaries and many others in the administration areas by giving them flowers, lunches, chocolates, and many other gifts.
How to celebrate the Administrative Professionals Day
In case you are working in a business, a workplace, or in an office, and willing to show your appreciation, you can do so by buying some beautiful flowers, a gift, a card, and even taking your fellow mates for lunch. Start a conversation with them about how their day was, spend some time with them, and then thank them for the work they do in your company.
In case you do not know someone in the administration and are still willing to celebrate, then you can share this holiday with your friends and let them know that this is the day to thank their awesome co-workers.
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