Your startup may not have the resources or urgent need to hire an office manager just yet. However, there are certain office management–related tasks that need to be assigned, no matter the size of the company. As a C-Suite executive, it likely falls to you to take on these responsibilities in the interim—however long that may be.
We’ll take a look at four roles you should expect to assume so you can be equipped to handle any situation effectively.
A key issue for facility managers is maintaining workplace safety. There are many potential risks in an office, and without a dedicated FM, this task will fall to the executive team. Responsibilities include the following:
Protecting company data is critical. Besides a loss in clients and reputation, a data breach can have a major financial impact on a business, from legal review and forensics to identity theft protection services for affected individuals.
The average total cost of a hack is $4 million.
Facilities management can help keep confidential office data safe from physical theft or loss. A company without a FM will have to take care of the following tasks:
The design of an office is linked to productivity. That means facility managers are responsible for developing an effective layout that will keep employees comfortable and satisfied. In the absence of a FM, you may have to:
Working with a wide variety of vendors is central to facilities management, so this is another role that C-Suite execs can expect to oversee. Here are a few primary tasks:
As you can see, companies without facility managers aren’t exempt from handling FM-related tasks. While you can delegate some of these duties, it’s important that you become familiar with these roles so that your startup can run smoothly—and continue to grow.
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