2020 OfficeKey Holiday Schedule*:
Friday, November 27 – Thanksgiving (Day After)
Friday, December 25 – Christmas Day
Here is a list of locations that all OfficeKey members have access to:
4555 Lake Forest Drive, Suite 650
Cincinnati, OH 45242
312 Walnut Street, Suite 1600
Cincinnati, OH 45202
3805 Edwards Road, Suite 550
Cincinnati, OH 45209
Turfway Ridge Office Park
7310 Turfway Road, Suite 550
Florence, KY 41042
9078 Union Centre Blvd,
West Chester, OH 45069
2020 OfficeKey Holiday Schedule*:
Offices today have become less about floor space for people and things, and more about accomplishing specific business objectives.
The office used to be the place where all the “stuff” was that you needed to get your job done. It had the fastest internet and best phone systems. All the physical files were kept there and perhaps most importantly, it was where all the people were that you needed to interact with on a daily basis.
Today, thanks to so many advancements in technology we are no longer tethered to the office in the same way. There are a seemingly unlimited number of tools that provide greater flexibility to our work than ever before. Theoretically, many of us can be just as productive working from vacation as we can be at the office! (the keyword there is theoretically.)
So what does this say about the purpose of the office in modern society? Offices are no longer just a means to an end, but can and should accomplish a specific objective for each business. It can be broken down into what I believe are five core purposes that an office should serve:
Without reading one word of marketing content, you can look up a company’s address and learn a lot about that organization. Are they in a nice area of town? Are they urban and trendy or suburban and traditional? Does the building they are in speak to their success or lack thereof? Is it a home based business? If I need to meet with them are they close to me geographically?
Again, for some companies, a prestigious or trendy address doesn’t move the needle. However, for many companies, the most essential value that an office provides is that it can be a tool that builds trust with clients, staff, and any other stakeholders.
For companies that have to meet with clients face to face, a well designed and easy to access office will always prove valuable. Sometimes it can be appropriate to meet at a restaurant, coffee shop or even in someone’s home, but certainly not always. An office provides the opportunity to stack the deck for always important client interactions. First and foremost it is important to be in an area that feels safe and is easily accessible. It can be ensured that they are greeted properly. The meeting space can be set up to eliminate distractions and provide the right amount of privacy. And if there is a presentation or other interactive elements, the tools can be readily available.
Each year there are more people working remotely, both in large corporations and smaller companies. However, technology has yet to replace the very tangible benefits of in-person collaboration. Sometimes a team needs a traditional office setup that they can go to on a daily basis providing the opportunity for ongoing collaboration. However, for companies that typically get by with more individual work, they may just need a central place to come to for regular meetings.
For many, today’s office is about people and exists to serves the purpose of a support structure. When you think of the “Office of the President” you think of a system, not floor space. Can a client speak to your office when you are not available? Can they drop off something at your office and be told: “I will be sure he or she gets this”?
Last but not least is productivity. Some of us are blessed to be able to work productively anywhere. Whether that be in a coffee shop, on an airplane, or at home with the TV blaring and the dog barking. For the rest of us, the office can still be that choice place where we feel most in command of our work.
Tour any office online – OfficeKey now has a Google Virtual Tour of each of our five offices. When someone views OfficeKey’s business listings on Google, they can choose to “see photos” or “see inside”. From here the user can navigate through the core of the office and get a feel for the space online before visiting in person.
We are happy to announce that our clients can use these virtual tours as well. While they can’t be embedded into another Google listing, the link(s) can be added to a website or shared directly with a future guest.
We believe this will be very beneficial particularly for new visitors and potential clients in the following ways:
The virtual tours allow you to see completely around each room, just like you would if you were walking off the elevator, so it’s worth taking some time to tour the locations that best meet your needs. If you have any questions, give us a call or complete our contact form.
The reception desk is the first thing people see when entering our offices so these changes are not made lightly. The new desks are more modern, professional, functional, and in the end hopefully more impressive to your clients. Our goal is to provide an office that you can be proud of and use to build trust with your clients. First impressions can not be underestimated, and our hope is that our upgrades will improve on that experience.
Another huge benefit is that the new desks provide your favorite OfficeKey employees with more efficient space to complete their work and do it comfortably. Many factors were carefully considered including the height of the desks. We’ve always believed that it is important for those visiting the office to be able to see the receptionists face. So with that in mind, we do not want desks that are too high. On the other hand, the desks are a work surface and in dealing with so many clients there needs to be a measure of privacy. We think we found a good height that accomplishes both of these objectives.
Last but not least the change has helped to created a more uniform look among each of our locations. So when you or your guests are visiting a new space, you still have a sense of familiarity. We hope you love our new look as much as we do. Check out the photos below for a look at our new desks in all locations!
Instead of reaching for that bottled water, why not go green? With our new water dispensers, you can easily fill your glass or personal water bottle throughout the day and reduce waste by avoiding “one-time use” plastic bottles. You will find a new dispenser at every office either in the kitchen area or the beverage center, near the coffee machine. You can choose icy cold or steamy hot…which is perfect for oatmeal, soup or teas. Enjoy!