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Case Study - Enterprise Holdings

October 23, 20233 min read

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to partner with someone who understood there was a person on the other side of the computer? Take a trip with me down memory lane.

[CASE STUDY] My experience with Enterprise Holdings: Transforming Team Dynamics through Effective Executive Assistance

8 Reasons

Background:

Enterprise Holdings, a prominent player in the rental car industry, was facing a unique challenge. Their executive team had been working with an executive assistant who exhibited combative behavior, lacked teamwork, and failed to instill trust within the organization. This previous assistant was found to be unreceptive to feedback, indiscreet in handling sensitive information, and often disregarded direct instructions. The executive leadership recognized the need for a change to enhance the efficiency and cohesiveness of their team.

The Solution:

In this scenario, Enterprise Holdings decided to bring in a new executive assistant (yours truly:)), to address these challenges. This case study explores how I was able to transform the team dynamics and contribute to the growth and success of the organization.

Key Actions Taken:

Building Team Trust: I started by fostering trust within the team, actively engaging with colleagues, showing empathy, and establishing open lines of communication. My approachable nature made it easier for team members to seek assistance and share concerns.

Effective Team Collaboration: I actively participated in team-building activities outside of work, demonstrating a willingness to engage in team-building exercises, contributing to a more cohesive and collaborative work environment.

Confidentiality and Discretion: Recognizing the importance of trustworthiness, I was vigilant about protecting sensitive information, refraining from discussing personal emails or confidential matters outside of my professional responsibilities.

Following Instructions: One of the primary issues with the previous assistant was their failure to follow instructions. I made a deliberate effort to meticulously follow directions and ensure that tasks were completed to the executives' specifications. This significantly improved workflow and efficiency.

Results:

Enhanced Team Dynamics: My introduction into the organization had a profound impact on team dynamics. Team members felt more comfortable working together, and a spirit of cooperation was instilled, leading to improved collaboration and communication.

Increased Trust: Trust was no longer a concern as I consistently demonstrated trustworthiness. Executives and team members felt more at ease sharing sensitive information, ultimately improving the decision-making process.

Improved Efficiency: By following instructions diligently, I ensured that tasks were completed accurately and on time. This led to increased efficiency and productivity, enabling the executive team to focus on leading their thousands of employees with confidence.

Conclusion:

This case study highlights the significance of selecting the right team members who align with the organization's values and goals.

Although my goal was to enable the executive team to lead their organization with confidence, improve teamwork and trust, and create an environment conducive to organizational success and growth, there were some things the team had done to make this easier for me. Last week we discussed preparing your mind for strategic virtual support, this week we will talk about preparing your business.

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Shequana Hughes

As a wife, mother of five, and business owner, Shequana knows all-too-well what it means to burn the fire at both ends. For the past 6 years, it has been her mission to free herself and women alike from the grind of entrepreneurship through systems and automation. She has helped moms in business save thousands of hours in administrative tasks to spend more time on the things they love most.

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