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Chapter: 4 Schedule, Making Appointments, and Receiving Visitors.

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1 Chapter: 4 Schedule, Making Appointments, and Receiving Visitors

2 Daily Office Professionals Responsibility Establish realistic schedule for one or more managers. Make and confirm appointment involving one or more managers.

3 Daily Office Professionals Responsibility Use appropriate memory aids Greet and direct visitors Maintain office security

4 Regular Communication Regular communication between you and your manager is necessary to achieve realistic scheduling. Set a regular time to meet with your manager to examine the daily schedule.

5 Regular Communication At these regular meeting, one constant item for discussion will be appointment or meeting that have been previously schedule or need to be schedule.

6 Calendar updates You should emphasize to your managers the importance of keeping you up to date about their schedule. There are no foolproof method for keeping informed

7 Calendar updates You should be forgiving when a manager forgets to advise you and give praise when he or she remember to do so.

8 Appointments Establishing Quiet Times Unexpected Visitors Limiting Length of Meetings Scheduling Appointments

9 Appointments Arranging Appointments Confirming Appointments Refusing Appointments Scheduling Changes

10 Schedule Aids Calendars Monthly and daily calendars Pocket calendar Electronic calendar

11 Greeting Visitor To maintain a professional atmosphere in your office, you should have simple but effective routine for greeting visitor. They are: Welcome all in a courteous but businesslike fashion Refer to the managers calendar to see if the visitor has an appointment..

12 Greeting Visitor Obtain necessary information about unscheduled visitor Establish with your manager whether and when to allow drop-in visitors Refer visitors to others when appropriate Develop interruption procedures Keep records

13 Making Introduction Individual Introduction Group Introduction Self-Introduction Acknowledge Introduction

14 Difficult Visitors Refuse to give their names, whom they represent, or the nature of their business. Demand to see your manager or another person in the office.

15 Difficult Visitors Try to get past you to see your manager or wander about the office. Attempt to engage you in conversation to obtain information about business operations.

16 Difficult Visitors Talk loudly, use inappropriate language, and generally act unpleasant. To deal with these visitor, you should respond in a friendly but businesslike way to lessen their potential impact. If possible you should ask your manager how to deal with this problem.

17 Office Security Every office should post a set of security procedures like these Purses, wallets, desk clocks, and other items attractive to thieves should be put out of sight, preferably locked up when personnel are absent. Desks, file cabinets, and storage cabinets should have working locks and be kept locked when staff are away from them.

18 Office Security The doors to unoccupied offices should be locked when vacant. An office or organization decision should be made concerning who has access to files and other material.

19 Office Security All visitors should show some form of identification, including those coming to repair equipment. They should be escorted in and out of the office. If suspicious persons are loitering about, the police or building security should be notified.

20 Office Security A list of those persons should posted. The same procedure can be followed for computer terminal use. Security procedures should be reviewed regularly.


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