This summer I was asked to teach a session on creativity during a day long event for support staff. I was thrilled! I am a secretary, and I enjoy my job, but I am also many other things... and the organizers asked me to to this because they know me well.
At the start of my session, the group made its way around a large table that I had previously set up with tablecovers, paints, and canvases, and I introduced myself. I told the participants that I had a four year degree in Art History, and that I enjoyed putting my research skills to good use as a secretary. At least one of the women took offense at this, and thought I was kidding - denegrating her position as a secretary. Quickly disagreeing, I explained that I was quite serious. Every day in the work I do, I use some of what made me a great student. My ablity to think creatively, my tenacity, and my skills researching.
And this is the point of this blog.
I would like to help everyone expand their skill sets for the office! Not that I am the end all, but I will share what I know, I hope you will share what you know, and that we can ask others to join us to share what they know.