Whether you are the owner of a small business or just an employee in a mega office coming into a drab office can be a serious bummer. There have been increasingly more studies done on office ambiance and floor plans and how it can relate to overall productivity. Keep these tips in mind if you are thinking about changing the face of your office.
One easy way to give your office a makeover is to organize your space. As many know, it’s hard to be productive and positive if you have to constantly look for the tools you need to get your work done. So, remove your pens, paper clips, rubber bands and such and put them in containers nearby. Then, place items that you reach for often in your front desk drawer or in a filing cabinet.
Fresh Coat of Paint
Next, how about a fresh coat of paint? Painting your office can give it a fresh look and it can also boost the morale and productivity of your employees. Blue can enhance creativity, while a bright green can improve the focus of your office. In addition, take a hard look at your floors. Drab concrete floors or outdated carpets can harm the impression of your business. What about installing an epoxy floor? An epoxy floor is durable, attractive and comes in a wide variety of styles, colors and textures.
Display your Work
Another great way to update your office is by displaying your work. Display an article that appeared in your local paper; one that mentions your company’s community outreach or frame projects you’ve been working on. This not only makes a great impression on potential customers and visitors, it also reinforces your office’s culture. This may sound simplistic but it is true; dirty windows make a negative impression on your workplace; however, by restoring, cleaning or replacing old windows, you can make your office look much brighter and more inviting. For information about external shutters and aluminum architectural products, check out Shutterflex.
Open Plan Style?
As you think about your office makeover, why not design an open plan style office? An open plan style office can boost productivity and create stronger team relationships. In addition, it also creates a more welcoming environment for everyone; clients and visitors alike.
Most of us spend a lot of time in our workplaces, however, we seldom think about how to improve our workplace environment. With the New Year almost here, perhaps it’s time to give your office a makeover.