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Office Manager Tips: How to Properly Restock your Snack Supplies

Office Manager Tips: How to Properly Restock your Snack Supplies

Getting through a workday can be tough. The best remedy to cure long hours of work would be a nice mid-day snack! Snacks, in our honest opinions, are essential to offices who look to improve work productivity and happiness for their employees. Importance of Having Snacks: Which begs the question, how important is it to […]

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Office Manager Tips: How To Keep Your Office Running Smoothly

As an Office Manager, you are the joy, the energy, and happiness that goes around the office. That doesn’t necessarily mean every day is a walk in the park for you. You encounter many challenges trying to make your office run efficiently, being the point person for office amenities and supplies, and coming up with […]

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Stress Awareness Month

April is Stress Awareness Month. Working in the startup world, stress is somewhat unavoidable for most of us. Whether because of the nature of our job, or because of the lifestyle and day-to-day activities we engage in, stress is common and very often overlooked. As a culture-first company, providing a welcoming and healthy environment for our […]

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What Should I Do With My Office’s Leftovers?

My Office Loves Lunch, But We Hate Leftovers Ok, maybe we don’t “hate” leftovers. They’re great when we don’t have lunch the next day, but they’re inconvenient on Fridays and sometimes our fridge is already fully stocked. So if you’re like us you probably face the same predicament at least twice a week: What do we […]

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How To Healthify Your Chewse Meal

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 […]

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Why Investing in an Office Meal Plan Can Help Your Business

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) […]

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Facing Culture Changes At A Growing Startup

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 […]

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How to Boost Morale When The Going Gets Tough

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 […]

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Organizing A Last Minute Team Outing

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 […]

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Admin Appreciation Week

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. […]

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How To Throw A Treat Yo Self Day

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 […]

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This Office Manager’s 6 Game-Changing Tech Services

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 […]

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4 Life Lessons Learned as an Office Manager

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 […]

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Syssitia, from Sparta to San Francisco

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 […]

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Recipe For An Awesome Team Retreat

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.

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Office Perks of Our Dreams

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.

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