Five Ways to Manage Your Virtual Assistant Over the Holidays
It’s the holiday season and there is no one busier during this time than an entrepreneur or business owner. It’s important to set your virtual assistant up for success over the holidays.
Shopping, cooking, errands and more shopping. The holidays are upon us and that doesn’t even include the work that is piling up.
For many business owners and entrepreneurs across Canada and the U.S, there is not enough time in the day to add all the holiday commotion into the calendar. A Canadian virtual assistant can help make that schedule more manageable.
Here are 3 Ways to Manage your Virtual Assistant to get the most out of their time and yours.
CONNECT WITH YOUR VIRTUAL ASSISTANT BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS
Whether it’s a quick zoom meeting, a phone call or even an email, communication with your Canadian virtual assistant is important, especially over the holidays.
You’re busy, your virtual assistant is busy and there are a lot of things to think about during this time. And we’re not just talking about Christmas.
This is the perfect time to set the pace for the New Year. Let your remote worker know what is on the horizon so they can hit the ground running after recharging over the holidays.
SET CLEAR DEADLINES
When your virtual assistant knows what their deadlines are and the urgency and importance of those tasks, they can manage their time and priority lists.
As your remote worker likely has other clients and tasks on the go – as well as holiday errands – it helps them manage their schedules accordingly.
We recommend creating a list beforehand of the tasks that you need completed over the holidays. Make sure it’s in the order of most important to least important.
This is especially important if you plan on taking some time off or will be unavailable to check in often.
It’s also important to ensure you’re aware of the time your virtual assistant is taking off so that you’re on the same page.
LET THEM HELP YOU
The holiday is the perfect time to let your executive assistant or remote worker do the work for you.
Sometimes business owners and entrepreneurs think they must do everything themselves. But, this is the time for virtual assistants to shine!
From email management to social media posts to research or even just mailing out your holiday E-cards, they’re here to help.
Virtual assistants save you time, they save you money and they help save your sanity over the holidays, too. Let them.
Don’t forget; holidays should be spent with the ones you love, and your virtual assistants will also be doing the same.
Enjoy your holidays and a Happy New Year!