If I came to visit your company, how many security and administrative procedures would I need to go through?
If your setup is similar to that of most organisations, it would take me anything between fifteen minutes and half an hour from the time I arrive at the gate to when I actually get to see you. (That is if there is no waiting time and if the receptionist wasn’t busy on a phone call when I walked in). By then I will have completed a register and a visitors' form at security and another register at reception. Both the security guard and the receptionist would have phoned you to let you know that I am there (or check that you are actually expecting me!).