The new year is underway, so now is the perfect time to make some key changes to your business’s office. Here are some ideas to get you thinking.
Upgrade the Desks and Chairs
What are the items in the office that are most used by your employees? That’s right, it’s the desks and chairs. So, if you ask me, it makes sense to focus on these when you’re thinking about making upgrades to the office. Make sure the chairs you buy are ergonomically designed. This will allow your employees to work in complete comfort. Employees having to sit on an uncomfortable chair all day can massively damage productivity. And you should be using desks that make it as easy as possible for your employees to organise their workspace.
Improve the Lunch Facilities
If you want to do something positive for your employees, you should improve the space they use at lunch time. You can easily get some new appliances and give the lunch facilities a new look. You could also create an area where people can spend their breaks and make a coffee. Letting your employees have breaks during the day is a good way to keep them energised and focused during the day. When people are stuck at their desk all day without a break, they find it hard to focus.
Open Up the Space
Having an open plan layout in your office has all kinds of benefits for your business. Start by getting rid of the cubicles if you use them. People shouldn’t be shut away at their desk for the whole day. This is counter productive and means that it will be almost impossible for them to communicate with other people. Have a layout that makes it easy for people to move around and share ideas whenever necessary. This will not only benefit the business’s productivity but also improve employee happiness.
Make the Office More Comfortable
Your employees should be comfortable while they’re working in your office. This is how you will get the most out of them. There are many different ways in which you can make the office more comfortable. First of all, you should ask people what their suggestions are. If they are part of the change, they will be more comfortable with the end result. And you should also think about upgrading the heating and cooling systems in your office. There’s nothing worse than being too hot or too cold when you’re trying to work. Invest in industrial fans if you need to cool it down.
Reflect the Company Culture
You don’t want your office to look generic like every other dull office out there. It should have a design that is specific to your own business. Make it reflect the culture of your business. How do you want your business to be seen? And what do you want people to think of when they think about your business? When you have the answers to those questions, you should start to think about how you can incorporate them into the way you design and run your office.