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Bill Lee
Bill Lee is owner and CEO of Scott Rice Office Interiors, LLC, a company created in 1934, then known as Bauman's. Scott Rice is a Steelcase dealer and an Office Furniture USA franchise owner. Scott Rice provides office furniture, modular carpet, panel systems and related installation and moving services to businesses and organizations throughout central Kansas. Bill acquired Scott Rice in December 2003 after serving as general manager for the three previous years. He has a broad background in sales/sales management and held general management positions in four different companies over the last 25 years. Bill has managed businesses in several different arenas to include office products, paper converting, specialty advertising and now office furniture. He has been involved in three business turnarounds during his management career. Bill grew up in Southeast Kansas and graduated from Kansas University. He served as an Army infantry officer in Vietnam and considers this experience as his best learning experience related to people management. Bill has always felt that managing toward superior service performance is the key to success in any organization and he made that a top priority at Scott Rice from the very beginning.
Office Environment
2006-05-01 16:01:00
Planning a useful home office space
ANSWER: Many homeowners have at least one office in the home.  This has been a growing trend with the advent of lower cost, high capacity personal computers and Internet availability.  Many households have two or more computers, usually handing down the old one to the kids.  Setting up a home office seems simple enough – just find a place for a desk and set up shop!  For those who think it’s that simple soon find out differently.When setting up a home office it should be everyone’s goal to create an efficient office space to support your unique work activities.  There are a number of questions to consider when creating or rearranging your home office.    1. How much desktop surface is needed?  How much is available?2. What will you be storing/retrieving and how much space will be required?3. What cabling will be needed and how will it be managed?4. How much time will the users be spending at the desk?5. Required lighting?  Is a phone necessary?6. Are distractions and interruptions a problem? (i.e. dogs, babies, phone)7. Will students be using the workspace?8. Are the users “pliers” or “filers”?9. What computer components (computer, printer, monitor, scanner, speakers, etc.) will you be using and where would you like them located?10. How will furniture location effect cabling and phone lines locations?11. Will you need dedicated lines for phones or faxes?12. Will you have books/binders to store?13. How much attention would you like given to ergonomics?  14. Will your office be located in a space that will be difficult for movers to access?15. Space design – what are the dimensions of the room?  Where are the doors?  Windows?  Air vents?16. Budget considerations?  Once you have considered these questions you can start making decisions that will get your home office organized to fit your particular needs.
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