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Think the Era of EAs is Over? We Disagree!

A recent article published in The Wall Street Journal has caused a bit of a stir in the world of admins and EAs everywhere.

Along with some remarks that imply that assistants are merely an accessory or status symbol for high-level executives, the article suggests that the era of assistants is drawing to a close, claiming that tools like Calendly and Chat GPT have made full-time administrative support unnecessary.

As you can imagine, this struck a chord.

Our community knows first-hand that there is no substitute for the knowledge, expertise, and human touch that these professionals bring to their environment and the value they deliver to everyone around them.

And while we are seeing some downsizing across industries, it's important to acknowledge the real impact this is having: a smaller pool of EAs and Admins in these industries are now supporting more people than ever before, causing immense pressure and burnout.Admins understand the nuances of scheduling, creating order out of chaos, and can handle multiple priorities with grace and efficiency.

At Cabinet, we believe that investing in admins is necessary for their well-being and productivity.

We offer a human-in-the-loop intelligent scheduling platform that works alongside assistants to make their jobs easier and more efficient.

So if you have stumbled across this article yourself or are struggling to navigate the recent changes in the workforce, we just want you to know that we see you, we appreciate you, and we're here to support you.

And if you're interested in learning more about how Cabinet can make your job easier and more efficient, we'd be thrilled to chat with you.