Tips For Being The Best Office Manager in Little Rock
Office managers are the heroes of the office. They manage much more than their coworkers realize. Their responsibilities can range from choosing the coffee for the break room to deciding what janitorial service to hire.
If you are an office manager looking to step up your game, here are a few tips.
Tip #1. You are already doing a great job.
The position of an office manager is uniquely designed for a very specific personality type. You were probably chosen for this position because you possess the unique and unlearnable traits an office manager needs.
Office managers have to navigate every branch of the business. They need to sound professional on the phone. They also need to be likable. If you’ve been promoted for this job internally, there is a good chance you are well liked and respected by your coworkers.
Even if everything seems like chaos. Rest assured that you’re doing the best anyone could be asked to do.
Tip #2. Don’t shy away from filling a need when you see it.
Office managers have the unique perspective of seeing the entire business run. You’ll see where morale or productivity could easily be improved, and have the authority to go about improving it.
You already have a pretty good idea of what works and what doesn’t. The personality that makes you a good fit for this position will have you wanting to improve the office. It also makes it easy for you to be honest with your superiors about how different ideas will be received by the rest of the office.
Tip #3. Learn a thing or two about productivity.
It might not be your job to make sure everyone is being productive. It is your job to make sure they have what they need to be productive. — Which makes you the hero, never the overbearing supervisor.
Plants? Natural lighting? Sound machines? Productivity is a whole industry. The ideas about improving productivity and products being sold to do so are nearly endless. Your job is to discern which ideas are reasonable and worth trying in the office.