Eight top tips to transform Your Office Space
10 February 2017
Your office, the physical environment in which you spend the most part of
your working days; but why do the majority of workers believe that this exact
space is hindering their efficiency or productivity?
Ask your team members
Depending on the size of your team,
an anonymous poll would be an effective way to gain a solid understanding of
what the majority of your workers want from their work space and therefore by
providing this, they are far more likely to produce more quantity of work at a
far better quality.
Get rid of the clutter! There’s no
need to keep hard copies of documents on-site, instead taking advantage of a
cloud based IT system not only helps your business with easy access and more
space, but the global environment as well.
Does your office have partitions
and walls between co-workers? By removing these you are guaranteed to see a
rise in social interaction and collaboration; inadvertently this provides a
lighter and more spacious environment within the office, which is proven to
have a positive correlation with improved thinking.
You shouldn’t be afraid to refrain
from the stereotypical values of an office with a standard ergonomic chair and
wooden desk. Light and colour are such simple but powerful elements which can
be manipulated to increase interaction levels and therefore the effectiveness
of your business and operations.
Values are Key
The success of most businesses is
due to a consistent outlook on their core-values, so remind your employees of
them! How you ask? Put them on your office walls and even when they don’t know
they’re looking at them, they are.
Split your open-concept with small
cubes in the middle of the floor, this will allow space for private meetings
but not move away from the spacious element of the office. This is a unique
idea that is sure to impress your clients and workers as they can utilise this
for web-ex/skype meetings.
Keep it fresh
It’s imperative to keep your office
fresh, so why not add plants as décor? They look aesthetically pleasing and are
sure to bring your office into the 21st century.
include anything from a conference room to a communal kitchen. Why not provide
your employees with an opportunity to interact and meet with each other? This can
be manipulated strategically to gain further collaboration and better
relationships throughout the office.