Last week all staff at the BPMA had a good clear out, otherwise known as a ‘housekeeping day’.
This was an opportunity for all staff to focus their time and attention on sorting storage spaces within both our offices. This will greatly assist both our day to day operations and our plans for the New Centre.
Activities undertaken during the day included:
Reviewing the office reference library of professional literature, removing dated and duplicate publications
Tidying office notice boards and transferring publications to the office reference library
Checking and labelling shop stock
Tidying exhibition materials
Sorting learning packs and material for schools sessions
A large quantity of recycling and general waste was produced.
What this means
- Staff now have space to work safely and efficiently.
- They can access the materials they need to carry out their job quickly and easily.
- We will be able to provide a better service to shop customers, schools, and other users as we can find the relevant materials easily.
- Better workspaces lead to more efficient working, allowing staff to focus more on developing the New Centre rather than hunting for files.
- There will be less clutter to transfer to the New Centre thus making the move process simpler.
- Likewise less clutter means less office storage required in the New Centre, freeing space for more public focussed activities.
Regular ‘housekeeping days’ form part of the move preparation work. More information of other move related activities to follow shortly.
– Helen Dafter, Archivist