Office Managers primarily ensure organisational effectiveness, efficiency and safety by organising all administrative activities that facilitate the smooth running of the office. They maintain office systems, make sure that records are up-to-date and see to it that administration processes are working effectively.
In some organisations, Office Managers perform most of the tasks themselves, while in other companies, Office Managers supervise a team of staff. What is important is that they demonstrate good team work, management and leadership skills.They must also possess strong oral communication skills and the ability to work well under pressure.
Office Managers typically enter an organisation at office administrator level and work their way up with experience.