The European Secretary and Assistant Functions in the Organizational-Managerial Communications
Identities, Citizenship and Democracy: 20 years after, Collection voisinages européens, no. 6, Bruylant, Bruxelles, 2011, p. 345-356
12 Pages Posted: 6 Mar 2013
Date Written: 2011
Two important factors that marked the rise of the professions of secretary, assistant manager respectively are technical developments in communication and control systems. Globally, secretaries and assistants can be found in any organization, regardless of the nature, origin of capital, organization size, etc. In Romania, concepts of secretary and assistant manager two formulas are moving today to describe the same type of activity. The formula has become assistant manager for private companies, with imposing time manager and use English in business. For companies looking today, a secretary or an assistant, secretarial basic techniques alone are not sufficient to handle this functions, the job description is full of other details and other required skills: linguistic, commercial, financial etc. But these new powers are not used to anything if the possession does not know how to classify, to organize work to ensure the operations, to circulate written and oral information, take notes and prepare minutes, which gives even more than ever, a real added value along with other skills. Limited time in typing and shorthand, secretarial techniques currently encompasses all aspects of communication processes within an organization, being used in an environment more and more modern.
Keywords: communication function, organization, secretary, assistance manager
JEL Classification: J20, J24, J44, M12, M54, O15
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