A smart, agile office can drastically improve the productivity of a PA, the CEO, and the wider workforce
18th August, London – With research suggesting that 70 per cent of a CEO’s time could be used better, a personal assistant can help transform a business by using their role as a trusted ally of senior management and urging them to embrace technology which will streamline procedures in the company.
A CEO’s time is incredibly valuable and an executive assistant is key to their boss’ productivity – attending to all the administrative details which will allow them to focus on building the business. However, these business leaders are not always using their time productively. The average tech CEO works about 14 hours a day, 300 days a year, which is the equivalent of 4,200 hours annually. Nearly 30 per cent of that time is spent on email and another third gets spent in meetings.
Paul Statham, Founder and CEO of Condeco Software, comments: “Behind any great executive is a brilliant personal assistant, whose ability to know what is needed to help the business run smoothly can help transform a company. These key members of staff have the ear of the CEO more than anybody else and if they suggest new ways of working it can really make a difference.
“Technology can empower collaboration in the workplace and also make the days of rooms sitting unused or constantly being double-booked a thing of the past.
“It’s time for businesses to reimagine the way its employees work. To increase productivity, enterprises must create a digital ecosystem in the office, one that is intrinsically linked to the way employees work with the aim of boosting greater collaboration. This must also be integrated into their core business processes.”
A report from world-leading professional services firm Accenture stated that the next logical step for large companies was to “start using technology not just as a way to improve their own internal processes, but also as a driving force for how they grow.”
Leading businesses are undertaking a revolution in their offices by digitising every employee, process, product and service. The Technology Vision survey by Accenture revealed that 62 per cent of businesses are investing in digital technologies, and 35 per cent are comprehensively investing in digital as part of their overall business strategy.
Paul adds: “Technology can help create a more output-driven office but it can also make workplace processes, such as booking a meeting room, more streamlined and easy. These sorts of processes are essential in the running of a business because if they are done correctly they can help bring an end to wasting time unnecessarily. It can also create a good impression to visiting business leaders – if a PA can quickly check a computer, point the businessman to a correct meeting room, which is digitally signposted and equipped for the meeting, then the company will look incredibly efficient.
“We created our range of solutions at Condeco Software, to help leading businesses drive collaboration and productivity through technology. We are currently working with blue-chip companies across the world, including 30 of the FTSE 100, to help them transform the workplace.”
Condeco Software’s range of solutions includes its innovative Desk Booking Software. It enables users to easily find available desks and book places in advance to collaborate with colleagues using an interactive floor plan. A user-friendly interface and full mobile integration allows users to book and locate their desks at any time, creating a flexible and connected office environment.
When more specialised or private space is needed, Condeco takes the stress and effort out of the process with its Meeting Room Booking Software, tying every aspect of room booking into a single easy-to-use platform. The software dashboard synchronises with calendar tools and Condeco’s high quality, attractive digital signage, ensuring that desk and room space bookings are always displayed in real time at all locations.