October 22, 2013
Location of Impact
Central Administration - Human Resource Services - Organizational Development
Impact of Idea

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Executive and Administrative Assistant Communication Email

  • For Executive and Administrative Assistants to be able to have an email in order to reach out and share tips with each other, when one needed an answer about a program, setting up for a conference, meetings etc. 
  • "Team Mac" (
  • Add more Exec and Admin Assistants to the list to allow for communication to be spread.
  • form of Community of Practise
  • Responded on September 4, 2014
    • To date, there are approximately 12 members involved in this initiative composed of Executive and Administrative Assistants from all areas of the University (tentatively known as McMaster’s Executive and Administrative Professionals (MEAP)), members from Human Resources and Organizational Development, and facilitated by members of the TGI team.
    • A project plan, and proposal has been developed, endorsed by Senior Management, and submitted to FWI for approval of funding for the development of a McMaster branded website, composed of all important web links that Executive and Administrative Assistants (as well as any other member of the McMaster community) may find helpful.  This will hopefully be decided before the end of September 2014.
    • It has been suggested that the proposed website be hosted on the “Working at McMaster” website.
    • If you want to be a part of the team, or have anything to add, feel free to contact, or, to let us know you are interested.
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  • Responded on April 30, 2014
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    • Account registration information will be sent to employee in boxes within the first couple weeks of May, 2014.
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  • Responded on April 8, 2014
  • Next Steps:

    • Request with Telecom/Networks to get an excel spread sheet list of McMaster Administrators
    • Create 2 distribution lists:
    1. All active Executive and Administrative Assistant
    2. Advisory Group (original Team Mac participants)
    • Web page development - list of useful URLs and displayed in a cosmetically appealing way
    • FHS link for room bookings was updated
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  • Responded on January 28, 2014
    • In discussion with Human Resource Services and TeamMac representatives for further steps.
  • - That's a Great Idea team