I am at the highest, non-manager grade in my company.
Our department has an admin who is terribly under-utilized. (terribly is an understatement). She is always looking for stuff to do.
Her boss, the executive of the department, says it's fine for us to give her stuff to do.
I am the only person who (besides the main exec) who gives her stuff to do. She loves it and we have a great relationship.
I just listened to the podcasts about admins and am seeing an opportunity to really get some things off my plate during our busy times... "if she has time and can resonably do the task, she should do it."
She "manages" my calandar now (after listening to the casts, I realize there's a huge room for imporvement) and does printing, binding, filing, expense reports for me.
I'm also going to get her involved in projects other than admin related stuff that I think she can handle.
Question: Do you think it's appropriate for me to take it to the next level... like managing email and such even though I'm not the "big exec".
Let me know what you guys think.