…with Penny Miles
Sales Support Administrator at Desso
Describe your office in under twelve words
Open plan first floor office with a few meeting rooms.
How much time do you spend there?
37 hours a week, less a day or two a month out of the office.
Tidy or untidy?
Trendy or functional?
Oddest thing on your desk?
My house plant, Floyd.
Office refreshment of choice?
What do you keep in your desk drawer?
Tea, apples, spare paper and notes.
Open plan or office?
Meetings – lover or hater?
It depends on what the meeting is about, generally a lover.
Phone or email?
Email – it’s easier to track what has been said.
Best time saving tip?
Keep your filing as logical as possible so you (and anyone else) can find documents easily.
Best business advice ever given?
Proof read things before sending them.
Most annoying office habits of others?
Leaving windows and doors open so it becomes drafty.
Biggest office irritations?
Bad eating habits.
Best office you’ve ever visited?
The UK Green Building Council’s new office looks pretty amazing. They have a ‘living wall’ that is full of plants (Floyd would fit in very well there!) They had an extremely sustainable approach for the refurbishment, so they made sure that opportunities to reuse, recycle and responsibly source were maximised. I’m a big supporter of sustainability, so that definitely added to its appeal for me.
Dream place to work?
In a stately home or palace.