6 Things You Can Do to Make Your Workplace Look Better
Every business needs to revamp their office space every now and then. While you may not want to follow the time old tradition of a spring clean and re-design to welcome the season of growth, it can be a great idea to re-decorate your office for every milestone you reach. Just like a person growing, a visual representation of your business growth can be really inspiring for your staff. We’ve put together this list of the top eight things you can do to revamp your office and get the most out of your office furniture.
Tip One:Overcome the mess, once and for all: A busy office will always have a lot going on, and every smart manager knows that it’s not worth implementing an uptight tidiness policy all the time. But at the end of the day, the office should be tidied, with nothing shoved in the wrong place, and no looming piles of work to stress out your employees when they return tomorrow. The best way to overcome mess and make your office more attractive at the same time is to invest in some great looking storage. Whether it’s sleek filing cabinets, new shelving or funky boxes, design an attractive and effective organisation system. Consider if your staff need group or individual storage to make sure you get the right furniture.
Tip Two:Inject some colour into the space: In the early days of your company, it might have made sense to keep your office as minimal and simple as possible. But a dose of colour is the fastest way to update a space and make it feel energetic. If the colour of your logo is appropriate, paint a feature wall this colour. Otherwise pick a strong colour that will motivate your staff and paint the most obvious wall this colour. Not only is this a simple and affordable way to smarten up your office, studies have found that teaching and exploring ideas in front of the one coloured wall helps people better retain the information discussed.
Tip Three:Minimise distractions: Watch your staff every now and then for a few weeks. Do their eyes constantly drift towards a particular picture, into a messy corner, up at the clock or get lost staring at something on the opposite wall? Do they often fall into social conversations with one another, or spend ages looking for items? Work out what is wasting your staff’s time and attention and fix it. Put up partitions between desks to overcome excess chit chat or people feeling lost in the office space. Organise areas better, and if any decoration seems to demand too much attention, such as a novelty clock, get rid of it and replace it with something simpler.
Tip Four:Decorate the walls: Whether you hang inspirational quotes or testimonies in cool fonts in frames on the wall, or landscapes or photos or abstract art, nothing gives an office more personality then decorating the walls. Even hanging a picture of two, or a decorative calendar can inject much needed life into a room.
Tip Five:Update the furniture: Many offices start with basic furniture, that is as cheap as possible without being clearly flimsy or chronically uncomfortable. If your business is thriving, show everyone so and invest inquality office chairsthat are comfortable to work in and make the office look well equipped and comfy, and the business profitable.
Tip Six:Turn your office green: Not as in paint the whole thing green, but invest in energy saving appliances and light bulbs, install a big recycling bin, scrap the polystyrene cups and buy everyone their own mug and place some plants around the office.