It must offer some kind of advantages or else why would companies get reception desks? The first advantage that such a desk can offer is the ability to have someone watching the door of your company.
There are plenty of peoples going in and out of large companies on a daily basis, and you need to somehow keep that under control or else who knows who could enter your building.
When a newcomer enters the building a receptionist will ask for names and the reason why that person is present there.
After that the receptionist can see if the person needs to go to a specific department within the company, if he is somehow blacklisted and is not allowed to enter (this is done by checking a list).
So, the reception desk is placed there for two very good reasons:
1. To stop anyone that should not be there from entering the company and to let the people that must enter inside the company.
2. To improve the process that starts once a person enters the company’s building. As soon as this happens, the receptionist will try to help that person by either solving his problem directly or sending him to the department that can solve it.
This means that people don’t have to wait to much until they have a solution to their issues. This makes the company look like a reliable one.
Without this person here, things could go out of hand really quick. People would be running around not knowing where the have to go to get answers. People that are not allowed in the company’s offices could enter.
But because that wood reception desk and the receptionist are present, things will get organized and much time is saved for you, your employees and the company in general. You won’t be bothered with every single, not essential questions that arises and only be consulted when there is a serious issue that needs your attention.
When thinking of your receptionist make sure she has a comfortable place to sit at all day like in a leather swivel chair.
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