March 25, 2014

Four things bosses should be doing on Secretaries Week

⁎⁎⁎ View the Secretaries’ Week promotions (21 – 25 April) at Marriott Cafe and Wan Hao below⁎⁎⁎

keep-calm-and-ask-the-secretaryYes, it’s Secretaries’ Week from 21 to 25 April 2014. And no, celebrating Secretaries’ Week isn’t overrated at all because really, it’s not about performing a formality or an obligation.

Showing appreciation is like giving a gift – a gift of recognition and gratitude. After all, your secretary is probably your most meticulous multi-tasker you know, it’s only right to acknowledge his/her hard work. And this gift grows in a cycle, because they start giving more back as well.

Here are four under-looked things that bosses should be doing for Secretaries’ Week.Secretary

  1. Verbalising your Thank Yous
    Research has shown that when gratitude is expressed, the positivity goes both ways! While the thank-ee feels appreciation and acknowledgement, the thank-er also receives an immediate spike in happiness, which can last as long as a month – imagine that! For the boss who finds it difficult to do so, pull out some time to write a letter instead.
  2. Food is the path to happiness
    It is clear that eating can have a powerful effect on our moods and emotions. This is why we love to do lunch or dinner treats! To make it even better? Don’t make lunch obligatory and give her the luxury of choosing her companion, then pick up the tab – it shows thoughtfulness and generosity! Check out our special offerings below!
  3. Time off
    Grant an hour or two of free-time specially for her to do whatever she fancies; it could be a long lunch, or a head-start to beat the rush-hour crowd. It might not be feasible for all companies or industries of course, but if and when possible, a gesture well appreciated and treasured.
  4. Doing something in return
    Here’s something that really makes one a great boss. In a reversal of roles, you could show up with coffee in the morning – and exactly how she likes it. Or instead of dishing papers into your out-tray for her, try to file out some of them yourself! Surprise is the element here. She will appreciate you sparing a thought for her and lightening her workload (or trying to), it conveys what’s most important – that you do not take her work for granted.

    Singapore Marriott - Secretary

    It’s not that difficult to put a smile on people’s faces – especially for your secretary


This year, Secretaries’ Week is from Monday – Friday, 21 to 25 April 2014. To help you out a bit, here are the special promotions at Singapore Marriott Hotel for Secretaries’ Week:

Buffet Line-up at Marriott Cafe

Marriott Cafe
The buffet line-up is always impressive, and such a feast for the eyes!

Secretaries’ Week Promotion:
Secretaries who dine at Marriott Cafe will receive a SGD50 Marriott Cafe dining voucher*

Best for: Catering to different tastes, Variety, Casual setting

Available for: Lunch Buffet, High-Tea Buffet, and Dinner Buffet

Reservation Make your reservation here or call 6831 4605


Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant

Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant

Wan Hao
You can’t go wrong with Cantonese cuisine at a fine Chinese restaurant.

Secretaries’ Week Promotion:
Spend $150 and enjoy a complimentary Half Peking Duck or $300 for a Whole Peking Duck^

Best for: Big groups, Private dining, Luxury dining

Available for: Lunch only

Reservation Make your reservation here or call 6831 4605


*Terms & Conditions: While stocks last · 3-day advanced reservation required · Voucher is redeemable for buffet only · Voucher is not refundable or exchangeable ·
^Terms & Conditions: Complimentary Peking Duck may not be redeemed for separate occasions and is valid for dine-in only · Not to be used in conjunction with other promotions or discounts.