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The results from a survey by the organisers of the National EA and PA Convention are out. You might be surprised to see what motivates and challenges Australian executive and personal assistants.

What motivates you at work?

  • Money?
  • Career progression?
  • Attending conferences?

What challenges you at work?

  • Juggling multiple priorities
  • Time management
  • Interruptions

With permission from the National EA and PA Convention, I can share some of the results with you. Firstly, let’s take a look at the motivators for Australian Executive and Personal Assistants:

It is fascinating to see ‘salary’ ranking fourth on this list; I was expecting this to be higher up.  Employers will be happy to see ‘positive culture’ and ‘career progression’ ranking first and second on this list of motivators.

Here we see the challenges for Australian Executive and Personal Assistants:

With ‘strategic role’ and ‘advancing your career’ ranking first and third of this list, it shows that there is a lot of drive and aspiration amongst EAs and PAs. This might surprise some employers! It’s unsurprising to see ‘work/life balance’ ranking second on this list of challenges; I know this is something that I struggle with personally and know many who face the same challenge.

Thank you to the National EA and PA Convention for allowing me to share some of their survey results. If you are interested in attending their convention in February 2013, here is some info for you:

27-28 February 2013
National EA and PA Convention “Achieving success through leadership, professional relationships & skills development
Doltone House, Darling Wharf, Sydney
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Do you agree with the results in this survey? What are your main motivators and challenges at work?

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