IPM announce new director appointment

IPM ANNOUNCE NEW DIRECTOR APPOINTMENT

IPM is expanding the board of directors further with the appointment of Chris Peters as a new director of Inspired Property Management effective from the 1st December 2020. The appointment will expand the board of directors from four to five independent directors, bringing valuable experience and insight to the board. This appointment will enable the board of directors to enhance its commercial experience and operational insight, particularly within property industry.

Chris has worked within the property sector for over 10 years’ specialising in leasehold management and is a qualified member of the Institute of Residential Property Managers. Bringing a wealth of experience and a proven track record as a pivotal member of the management team, Chris has worked within some of the largest property management companies across the UK.

 

Chris Peters, director at Inspired Property Management, said: “It was an exciting new chapter to hear the board of Inspired Property Management had invited me to join their dynamic and growing company as a member of the board of Directors. It will be a great honour to work alongside Andrew, David, Danielle and Sarah in being part of an evolving team providing strategy and direction to an expanding and modern company.”

“The focus Inspired Property Management has on providing bespoke and tailored management solutions to their clients and customers, made accepting the offer to join the board of Directors an easy one to make. I am excited to help the company continue to grow in what is an ever changing and challenging environment for the property industry”

 

Danielle Parker, director at Inspired Property Management, commented: “I am delighted to have Chris join us at this important and exciting time. The appointment comes as we embark on an exciting time of expansion and we believe his input will be key in enhancing our service delivery to both clients and leaseholders.”

“As we prepare to navigate our way out of the challenges caused by Covid-19, our first-class leasehold property team, headed by Chris, whose experience and expertise is second to none, will steer us in the right direction. We’re confident about the future and our commitment to growth.”

 

IPM continues to go from strength-to-strength after making a number of strategic new hires and investing in technology within their business to allow for growth and development and become a more client focussed organisation.

 

Top Tips for Working Remotely

With phase two of lockdown now heading our way, it’s again time to get your motivation back for remote working.  Sounds easy, right?

Not for everyone. The newfound freedom is tough for some employees to adjust to, especially going back into the second phase, so better to have a plan and structure in place to keep up your productivity. Since companies rarely explain effective ways to work remotely, IPM have put together a few recommendations that have helped their team with working from home.

Remote working is becoming more common, so consider the habits below to get the most out of the days you’re not in the office.

1. Find a workspace

First, you’ll have room to spread out your work materials — such as papers, books, and reports — and leave them out the entire day. This beats working at the kitchen table. Then, you have to clean up your materials for lunch; get everything out to work in the afternoon; and clear everything away for dinner. Second, a dedicated workspace can help your motivation. When you go to this designated space, you know that it’s time to work.

2. Invest in work materials

I’ve worked for both type of companies and find that having the right materials, whether or not I buy them, is well worth it. Investing in a few supplies is a relatively minimal cost to do great work and maintain the autonomy working remotely offers.

3. Make a schedule

I also schedule breaks. For example, after writing an article for two hours, I’ll take a 15-minute break. Taking breaks is an important part of managing your energy throughout the day. Leaving your home or apartment for a bit and taking a walk is a great way to boost your energy levels for the afternoon ahead.

4. Communicate with colleagues

I find it helpful to check digital communication tools at designated times during my day. When I create my daily schedule, I note when I’ll check email and Slack, for example. Some people set up an automatic response on their email, alerting colleagues when they should expect a response. And still others, like managers, may find it helpful to tell team members in advance when they’re available to talk or respond to emails.

5. Have designated work clothes

6. Reduce distractions

7. Determine the end of your workday

That’s why it’s important to determine in advance when you’re workday will end. Include this in your daily plan discussed above. Then, close your laptop and place it in your book bag or close your office door so your computer is out of sight.

8. Use your peak hours effectively

The answer to such questions can help you determine your peak work periods. I’m a morning person; I prefer working early in the morning and immediately after lunch. I prioritize my important tasks for these periods and the save less-important stuff for later in the day when I’m mentally fatigued. Knowing when you work best can help you get the most out of your day.

More companies should explain how employees can be effective when working remotely. Until then, try out the above suggestions and see what works best for you.