Your office is such an important element of your business, it should never be an afterthought. This is the place you and your employees spend the most amount of time so an outdated or dingy space won’t be benefitting anyone. A nice office also means you look more professional to clients and customers, and of course, on top of this you could boost productivity and create a happier workforce. There are plenty of upgrades in the office that can be made which will make a huge difference, here are just a few of them.
Improve The Decor
The decor and aesthetics of the office are so much more than just a luxury. The way that everything looks can have a surprising impact on your company. Make it bright, beautiful and airy, and you will improve worker’s moods and could make them more productive. Walls decorated in a light neutral color with matching carpets and living plants will create a pleasant atmosphere and make a good impression on customers or clients who come to your office.
Kit Out Your Conference Room
As a business, chances are you will need to hold regular meetings, presentations, and conferences. For this reason, when you are updating your office you could consider upgrading your conference room too. Go to a large screen that’s easy to see, av lecterns will allow you to stay organized and make your presentations the best they can be. You could even go all out and have an Audio Visual conference room engineering and installation system fitted. If you invest in good quality comfortable chairs, everyone will stay comfortable and be more likely to pay full attention.
Keep Employees Comfortable
Neck, back, and eye strain are all common injuries that can occur in the office and can lead to unhappy employees. It can also mean time is taken off. If you make sure every employee has an ergonomically designed desk and chair this will prevent these kinds of injuries. You can use colored overlays on monitors which can help to prevent eye strain and migraines, so you could always have these as an option if workers want to use them.
Make it Eco-Friendly
We all know we should be doing our bit for the environment, and are on board with doing out bit for the planet. When we’re at home we recycle, compost, use energy efficient bulbs and generally try to prevent waste. However reducing our carbon footprint isn’t something that’s limited to our homes, there’s plenty we can do work too. Reducing paper, cutting down on disposable plastics (such as pens) and recycling are all examples and are something that every office should be aiming to do. Instead of printing receipts, bills, invoices or statements why not email them to customers? Rather than leave computers on standby, you could switch them off properly when they’re not in use. Instead of simply throwing out business waste to go to end up in a landfill, why not separate it to be recycled? All of these things add up and in the grand scheme of things make a big difference.