Why is AI important for Executive Assistants?

AI is a big concept, and it can be scary to think about, so much so, it may seem easier to ignore it.

But AI is here to stay, so for Executive Assistants, the use of AI tools shouldn’t be feared but embraced to enhance productivity and efficiency in day-to-day life and level up your career.

First, before we continue, let’s clear one thing up. AI will not make you redundant.

Executive Assistants carry out tasks every day that require emotional intelligence, relationship building, adaptability and problem solving that just cannot be replicated by AI.

Often, we are required to anticipate the needs of our Executive, navigate sensitive situations, use our intuition and manage complex logistics – these are skills we have built and nurtured over time, and they are what make us great at our jobs. This expertise and cannot be replaced by AI, so let’s just forget that thought once and for all!

However. AI does have a place in our profession when it comes to automating routine tasks and streamlining certain tasks for efficiency.

When you know what you’re doing, you can learn to ask the right questions to get the most useful answers, write better emails, create presentations, draft company policies, analyse data and more!

Early adopters in our industry will reap the rewards.

Here are three important reasons why understanding AI is crucial for Executive Assistants:

1. So that you can evaluate AI tools.

As AI-powered tools and platforms become more prevalent, they will all differ with advantages and disadvantages depending on how they are used. Executive Assistants who understand the intricacies of the tools will be best placed to evaluate which ones are most effective for the tasks that they need to automate and to ensure they are producing outcomes that are reliable, accurate, and secure.

2. So that you focus on the “big work”!

The beauty of the AI tools available is that they can automate tasks, streamline your workload and manage the more repetitive and mundane tasks on your to-do list more efficiently. This will free up your time to focus on more strategic tasks, build your leadership skills and drive notable results for your Executive.

3.So that you can collaborate with your Exec and organisation.

Executives and organisations are likely to already be evaluating and defining the role of AI in their business as we speak. Executive Assistants who understand AI will be on the front-foot and be better equipped to anticipate and prepare for these changes. Those in-the-know can help to shape the organization’s AI strategy and ensure that it aligns with the organization’s goals and values.

We need to understand the AI tools available so that we can figure out how to work effectively alongside them.

Join us for an “Introduction to AI for Executive Assistants 2.0” and stay ahead of the curve by learning how you can use Artificial Intelligence to automate tasks, streamline processes, and save hours of time and effort every week.

This short course will be 2x sessions on Wednesday Jan 24th and Wednesday Jan 31st. Find out more here. 

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