Every business is unique, and every working environment comes with its own advantages, challenges and quirks. As such, the role of office management within a company and the positions involved in fulfilling various office management responsibilities cover a wide territory and may even overlap with other departments (such as Human Resources). To make matters more complex, modern office management must also be capable of handling the many administration duties associated with remote and hybrid offices.
But while each company may have its own approach, the basic duties and goals of office management positions are similar. These roles include maintaining a productive office work environment, supervising and organising the work of administrative staff, outfitting employees with the right equipment, preparing and submitting reports, and managing office budgets, and may also involve employee hiring, training and promotion.
Variations on traditional office management positions include: