VALUE ADDING Office Management

“The devil is in the detail”  😈 😈 😈 👼 👼 👼

In recent office roles, I have been adding value to the running of fast paced offices.  Organisational skills are paramount.  Controlling the detail is the key and using stamina to achieve deadlines so that everything runs on time.  Over 15 years of experience in office management builds up resilience.  Add another decade of public relations and digital marketing and another of parenting.  Problem solving is the most satisfying.  Everything I achieve for a team reflects well on the Executives and the brand, creating a composed office image, even if underneath there are a lot of people paddling really fast.

People often worry that the amount of detail becomes menial or boring but as they say “the devil is in the detail” and the devil becomes your friend.  Everything may not be as it first seems so finding the devil in the detail is the goal.  You have to find that devil.  Controlling the detail is the key so there is a resultant sense of calm.  Luckily I was born a highly organised person, with an inquisitive mind sprinkled with studies in journalism.

Building rapport and empathy with stakeholders means good communication in an office.  There needs to be a spontaneous way to build this communication chain coming from your personality.  This key value adding skill is often under estimated.  It is the groundwork that goes into a positive and cohesive team within the office.  It is the conduit to opening up potential customers and a network of external stakeholders and suppliers that reflect well on the company image.  Without these communication channels open and functioning, it is difficult for office activities to get done and in a professional manner.  Often my brief has been to unblock the channels.  ‘Please help us open up communication’.

During the course of a career, it is difficult to see the path forward and often major milestones such as marriage and children or health issues can derail your plan.  What is wondrous is that every experience you have in the workplace, is added and layered until your sum wealth of experience becomes a value adding potion.   Chase down “the devil in the detail”.  Some skills are priceless.

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