Every Friday I have the hardest time picking out a single flower arrangement to share with everyone that I find stunning, or that simply catches my eye or my mood. This Friday is no exception as they are all so beautiful. So struggled as I may, I managed to narrow it down to the one posted above – the Thoughtful Lily Bouquet
I selected the Thoughtful Lily Bouquet because this week symbolizes thanks for what office staff, secretaries and Administrative Professionals do in order to keep a business running smoothly. I felt this flower arrangement fitting as it is as stunning as those professionals that work diligently to insure the company’s needs are being met. So here is to all the office staff, secretaries, and Administrative Professionals or whatever title you choose to go by – You are appreciated, by your not only bosses but customers as well. Thank you!
This can be a two-fold question in today’s society, “Is it okay to send a male office staff flowers for Secretaries/Administrative Professional Day?” Nowadays, bosses are both of the male and female gender so in order to respond to this question, it has to be looked at from both angles.
Female Boss: If you are a female boss of a male office staff you can send flowers however you may want to consider any conflicts it could bring to your male employee if they have a spouse or significant other that may feel off by this gesture. It will depend on how long you have had this employee, how well you know them, and can even be variant upon your own marital status. You do not want to give the wrong message. By attaching a card with a clear message of your appreciation for the employees’ hard work will help take any possibly awkwardness out of the situation. When in doubt send a gift basket or a plant.
As much as it would be nice to say that the views have come around to gifting of flowers is universal, there are still some of the old idealism that only women should receive flowers, and that it is okay for women to be acknowledged by flowers by either a male or a female. Flowers have been pegged as feminine due to their beauty and alluring fragrance. This is a bit disheartening because men have reported that they enjoy receiving flowers even when they may not openly express it in front of co-workers. However, use your best discretion on how well you know the employee personally.
Here are some gift suggestions that will work well under either circumstance:
Secretaries Day (now officially known as Administrative Professionals Day) is on us! This week is officially Secretaries/Administrative Professional Day and if you haven’t showed your appreciation yet to the person that holds down the fort when you are away, who attends to all those mundane tasks that makes you life and job that much more bearable, you better get on the ball and send her/him a gift.
Secretaries Day exists so that we can recognize the importance of administrative professionals for the successful maintenance of a business. Flowers for Secretaries Day are the perfect choice for Secretaries Day because they are both economical and extremely popular. Show your appreciation this Secretary’s Day with a beautiful floral gift delivered to the office. Your staff will appreciate having a bright and colorful bouquet of flowers to display at their workstations, and you will be able to benefit from the resulting increase in morale and productivity
Here are some great floral suggestions any office staff would adore: