I am designing an admin page that will be used to manage account information for hundreds to thousands of medical offices (practices). Users will be able to take a few actions on a practice or take bulk actions on a group of selected practices.
I'm torn between two options:
- Making this just a regular search page where nothing is displayed until the user searches for a practice and then allowing the user to sort & select
- Defaulting the page to showing the results for "all" and so the user can immediately start filtering / sorting those results
Is there a rule of thumb on when option 2 might be a good idea? Any better ideas for handling this besides search? Below are screenshots of rough wireframes demonstrating the ideas.