There’s nothing more satisfying than gathering for a hearty Chewse meal, particularly mid-day when your inbox is finally (somewhat) tamed, meeting schedules are cleared, and you’re ready to power through the rest of the workday. As the aroma and sight of delicious fare hits your senses, it’s all too easy to grab a plate and […]
It doesn’t take a PhD in economics to know that saving money and increasing efficiency are the best ways to keep your business booming. However, it’s tough for an office manager to keep the company’s budget in check, but still make employees feel cared for. Luckily, there’s new research that can help prioritize where you should (and possibly shouldn’t) […]
One of the admitted reasons people join startups is because of the opportunity to build something meaningful in a short period of time, while being immersed in a fast-paced environment that requires on-your-feet thinking; in other words, to experience fast growth. This passion for fast growth is usually paired with a desire to be a part of a strong company culture that values, empowers […]
As an office manager in the start-up world of San Francisco, I’ve learned that I can expect one thing to be guaranteed: The unexpected is guaranteed. In just the past few months, Chewse has seen our neighborhood gas station nearly light on fire, WiFi go down for unexpected periods of time, and the inevitable daily […]
It’s Tuesday afternoon. Your team just closed a huge contract or reached your company’s critical number, so you decide you need to celebrate ASAP because #itsworthit. But your team isn’t that small anymore, you’re over 40 people. As the office manager you’re in charge of planning the whole thing and you definitely want to make sure it’s memorable. Your mind […]
Did you know Administrative Professionals Week is this week (April 24th – April 30th)?! Admin professionals work extremely hard to make offices run smoothly. From creating and up-keeping the office culture, to juggling numerous requests and opinions (and many, many complaints), office admins have one of the hardest jobs and they often do it with a smile on their face. […]
Celebrating company wins (both big and small), acknowledging employee accomplishments and treating your office to special days foster gratitude and unity among your team. But your to-do-list in Asana is probably overflowing as is, so here are some simple ideas on how to throw your very own Treat Yo Self Day at your office: Breakfast Bar Imagine coming into […]
Working in San Francisco, arguably the tech hub of the universe, has some serious perks. If there’s one thing that being an Office Manager has taught me, it’s that technology makes everything better. Period. With a to-do list that’s always growing, any way I can save time or energy is an absolute must. These apps […]
The daily grind of an Office Love Manager (my official title – how cool is that??) is anything but monotonous. Another day, another life lesson well learned. Now 5 months in, I’ve collected a few tokens of knowledge that expand far beyond the walls of our SOMA office and into my daily life. 1. The […]
Every Thursday evening Chewse celebrates Syssitia. – Syss… what now? – Syssitia! It’s pronounced sɪˈsɪtɪə and spelled τὰ συσσίτια if you’re proficient in Greek. – Got it! I think I have an idea of how to say it now, but what is Syssitia? Syssitia was an ancient Spartan and Cretan tradition. Wait, what? What does […]
This past weekend, the Chewse family caravanned up the California coast to Sonoma County for three days of team building, bonding, and – you guessed it – a whole lot of eating. Here’s our recipe for the best company retreat ever.
Most office folks spend around 2,000 hours per year at work. That’s an awful lot of time to not be taking conference calls in a zero gravity room, if you ask us. This office perk wish list is (almost) too good to be true.