There is a tremendous confusion among different figures that normally we include within the Executive Secretariat. This confusion between the terms of secretariat of direction, personal Secretary and personal assistant is extremely common and widespread. Therefore we have decided to shed light on one of the most heterogeneous and slippery concepts: that of personal assistant. A personal assistant can be defined as a worker’s support with some tasks and greatly disparate functions. In fact until very recently never be had tried to establish the specific functions or at least, the most widespread of the personal assistant. Without however distinctive of this figure and transversal to all their specific embodiments is that its functions often get with the private sphere or staff of the person who hires his services.
In general, therefore, we can say that a personal assistant is a worker who helps a person develop the different operational aspects of his life. This definition so broad and generic is that has made the figure of the wizard staff is so difficult to establish. However currently the term is conceived from two very distinct aspects which correspond to the two concepts most widespread on which we will talk about in this text. First personal assistants can be understood from the perspective of caring for people in a situation of dependency, with physical or mental impairment and which therefore depend on a person to perform take certain actions in the development of a normal life. Since this approach the personal assistant becomes a closer to the health care professional and its therapeutic and social function. Secondly we have Assistant personal understanding East as an Executive Assistant with tasks that transcend only what private to enter operational needs of the personal scope of the customer. From this point of view the personal assistant is in charge from more operational aspects like care llamadasy the management of agenda to issues of representation, dealing with vendors, or aspects of the business or even in management of personal issues. This last concept is that usually have more extended and which relates more intensely the rest of figures associated with the Executive Secretary.