Go to book on working with an assistant?
October 14, 2011 12:16 PM Subscribe
I am a busy executive level position in a small consulting firm. Business is booming and I'm in high demand - as such I am beginning to feel the need to hire an assistant to take some things off my plate and allow me to focus on some higher level thinking. Is there a respected book, resource, or school of thought on how to incorporate a personal / administrative assistant in to my personal workflow?
posted by jlowen to work & money (2 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I am personally a huge believer in David Allen's GTD methodology and like the conceptual framework it lays out for how to organize my personal workflow. I can't seem to find a good framework on how to work with an assistant.
I struggle with basic questions like - should they manage my email / calendar / task list or do I manage it myself? How to I decide what kind of tasks should or should not be delegated?
Surely someone has written a book on this exact topic, but I just can't find it. Any thoughts?