Sunday, September 24, 2006

Everything changes ...

Most of my working life has been spent as a secretary. Medical, legal. Full time, part time. Permanent, temporary. All fascinating.

I've seen a lot of change in the workplace. Learned keyboard skills on a manual typewriter. Did shorthand. Now it's digital dictation, document management systems, email, and so on.

Way back then secretaries were told "if you can type, you'll never be out of a job". Is that still true?

One thing's for sure - keyboard skills are a part of the modern world, so we have a distinct advantage over many people.

But the workplace is evolving. There's more change to come. Technological advances mean fewer people are needed in the office.

What does the future hold for secretaries then?

I believe we need to evolve too.

It's no longer enough to be able to type accurately & fast, to take messages, to answer the phone.

We need a new set of skills if we're going to survive.

We need to stay one step ahead of the game.

That's what this blog is about.



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