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Office manager tips and tricks for a streamlined workplace

The Office Hero's Playbook Whether rescuing the marketing manager from a barren tradeshow table or making sure the office fridge is filled, office managers are always busy. It's a lot to juggle, and creating efficiencies can make a world of difference. Read on to find out what tools will help save time, money, and their sanity. Chaos and Disorder Common requests can create a cyclone of inefficiencies at the office. !!! The HR director wants the office kitchen to be re-stocked with snacks. The office manager might: • Drive to the supermarket. • Wait in a long line at checkout. • Get stuck in traffic. !! Order is restored. The office hero automates food orders using a grocery delivery service so that snacks and drinks arrive at the same ORDEI time every week. 2/3 of administrative professionals recommend or make purchasing decisions for their employers and workplace.' The project manager needs help with a big meeting tomorrow. The office manager might: • Forget to invite key individuals to the meeting. • Get disconnected from the conference line mid-meeting. • Take meeting minutes by hand. Order is restored. The office hero creates a master list of their preferred vendors-from a cross-platform note-taking app and transcription service to video conferencing software. 38% of office managers report "an intense workload" or "not having enough time" as their biggest professional struggle.? The CEO wants to (A) keep their finger on the pulse of the office. (!! The office manager might: • Initiate a long e-mail thread asking employees for their ideas. • Stake out employees around the water cooler. • Leave notes on computer monitors. Order is restored. The office hero takes the pulse of their co-workers' well-being, gathers feedback, and makes business decisions with an online survey tool. 49% of administrative professionals report being asked to identify and provide technology-related solutions at work.³ The marketing manager needs to order branded products for a tradeshow. The office manager might: • Place orders with multiple custom print vendors. • Receive mugs, brochures, and business cards that all look wildly different. • Deliver off-brand products to a disappointed team. Order is restored. The office hero ensures quality across all printed materials for events and conferences by using an all-in-one custom print solution. 84% of office managers say that event planning is a major part of their job.² Gone are the days when small tasks resulted in major holdups or lost time. Today's tools and technologies are designed to help any office manager be the office hero. SOURCES: 1 "Benchmarking Survey," 2013, IAAP 2 "State of the Office Manager Report," 2017, SnackNation vistaprint corpórate 3 "Office of the Future," 2017, IAAP

Office manager tips and tricks for a streamlined workplace

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In this infographic, we explore how simple requests can cause absolute chaos and offer office manager tips to hack their workload to make it more manageable. We also provide a few office manager tips ...

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