I grew up with OCD and perfectionism; all of my belongings had a “home”. Whether it was clothes being color coordinated in specific drawers, or toys being in specific colored bins, I felt at ease knowing exactly where I could find what I was looking for. Organization felt natural to me.
Before I became an Administrative Assistant, I worked in the culinary arts. We have a saying, “Mis en Plas”, which means “everything in its place”. We would set up everything we would need to prepare a meal before getting started so we wouldn’t have to run around the kitchen in a reactive way. I feel this motto is the same for any role. When working in the office, I make sure to “Mis En Plas” at the end of each work day to make sure my next work day goes as smoothly as possible. Time management is a BIG help in this aspect.
This fundamental is an important one when it comes to being an Administrative Assistant, no matter how big or small the company is. Administrative Assistants at Famous deal with numerous different aspects of the company, but organization throughout the whole company is key – from Warehouse, Counter, Inside and Outside Sales, everything has it place!
When you aren’t organized things can become hectic and messy. We want to be fast and efficient when it comes to pulling an order in the warehouse, writing a sales order or anywhere else in the business. If we aren’t organized, picking an order costs more time and can lead to errors. This can cost us our reputation and customers!
I am so proud of how hard we work as a team in the Toledo branch to stay organized. Heather Gilmore and Ryan Owens do an excellent job at doing just that! They’re here early in the mornings maintaining an organized warehouse by unloading our truck’s materials into the correct spots. They go above and beyond throughout the day to ensure all items at the counter are “Mis En Plas’ed” so contactors can find exactly what they’re looking for in a timely manner.
Famous Supply – Toledo