In business, you’re always going to have a lot on your plate. At first, you’ve just got yourself to manage. But you’re also doing a million and one jobs at the same time – and that can make things super busy for you. As you grow, you start to hire more people, invest in growth, and even pick up some office space.
While that may look like you have more on your plate, as a manager you know probably have a little more time to do your job. Because you’ve got others in the company doing their own things too. However, you do also have to recognize that there is one thing that you now need to take care of. Your office! Although you could get an assistant to focus on the day to day running, you’re going to want to make sure that it’s set up properly from the start. So let’s consider how you can do that.
Choose the Right Place
So first of all, you really have to be sure that you’ve chosen the right place for your office. If you want it to run well and to be a success, you have to make sure that you’re in the right location first and foremost. Not only so that your staff can get to the office easily, but that customers or clients can too. At this stage, you should also think about things like the style of office you want (i.e. modern or classic), what sort of layout is going to work for you, and – the biggie – how much space you need!
Next up, you’re going to want to make sure that you’re hiring some people to help keep things running. And no, we’re not talking about staff here – but services. If you want to make sure that the office runs like clockwork, then you need an office cleaning service and a security team. Maybe even a specific receptionist too!
Set the Tone
The reason you may want to get yourself a receptionist in place, is so that you can set the tone right from the beginning. With the reception area, you want to make the right wow-factor first impressions. So not only should you have a receptionist that represents the brand well, but you will want to make sure that the branding and decor is perfect here too.
Focus on Facilities
Then, you’re also going to want to make sure that you have all of the right office facilities in place too. Here, the right kitchen equipment, office equipment, and furniture and relaxation areas should be important. The aim is to make sure that everyone can do their job and be productive here.
Set up Systems
Finally, when your office is pretty much running itself, you’re also then going to want to make sure that you’re putting systems in place to really ensure that happens. Each department will always have set jobs it needs to do. So having processes for this will mean that your company is as efficient as it can be.