Posted by Bojana Lazarevska on 19 Sep, 2019
Our management teams ensure Future Platforms runs smoothly, particularly if they’re in charge of the entire office.
Johan van der Steen is the Future Platforms Office Manager, and honestly, we would be lost without him. We caught up with him to find out more about what makes him so special.
What do you do at Future Platforms and what is your favourite part about your role?
I’m Future Platforms’ Office Manager so I look after the office space and assist the team with all sorts. The best bit of the role is that I have a bit of regular interaction with everyone in the company. I work on my own solo projects relating to the office, but I also have involvement with the finance, HR, Marketing, IT and PM teams.
Tell us a bit about your journey and how you got here:
Not much to say! When I finished university after doing a business degree, I did a small internship as an account assistant in a data warehouse which was…not the most exciting thing in the world. I had a friend working here who mentioned an Admin Assistant role, so I applied and got the job! Now, four years later, I’m the Office Manager.
What projects are you most excited to work on and why?
Most people seem to dread them, but I personally love office moves. We are due to move offices in the next few months as we expand and it gives us a new space to plan out, design, etc. Each office has its own charm and lets us put the company stamp on it.
What/who inspires you?
I’m inspired by the idea of perfection! It’s something we can never achieve but if we aim for perfection then there will always be room for improvement (cliche I know).
Finally, what would your superpower be?
Mind control obviously, though I’d probably end up being a super-villain for abusing my powers for selfish reasons (but nobody is perfect).
It’s impossible to overstate Johan’s role in keeping the company running smoothly. He is pivotal in creating a such a great environment to work in.Ben Strawson, Technical Director – Future Platforms
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