Is your business starting to feel dry? Have your employees started to lose their motivation and productivity? If yes, then it’s time for a change.
Reinventing your office is a great way to reinvent your business as it is the hub of your work and the heart of your company. An office redesign not only benefits you and your employees, but also can help your business because of an improved work ethic.
Redesign for Individuals
Creating an office that suits all your individual staff members’ needs will help boost morale in the office. It’s important to adapt to your employees’ different working styles as everyone thrives in different environments. For example, some of your staff members may work better in busy, open plan areas where everyone can converse and socialise, whereas others may perform better in more private and enclosed spaces. Therefore, you have to have an office where both types of personalities and work ethics are accounted for.
Look to the Future
As a new generation of workforce enters office buildings, it’s vital to get rid of traditional office designs and equipment. Look to the future for ideas that are different and exciting. A good working environment means your staff will be more content with their jobs and work for the company for longer. Equally, an office could be the reason a new employee decides to come and work for you, so it should be treated as a key factor in recruitment and turnover.
Let the Breeze In
2018 has seen the introduction of biophilic design in offices and although you don’t have to put a waterfall in the middle of your office to be on trend, you could simply incorporate more plants, bigger windows and water features into your work place instead. The feeling of the outside being on the inside has been renowned to boost positivity and productivity. Light should also be considered in your redesign, with a focus on more natural light getting into the office. If your office can’t accommodate more windows, then you should look at getting specialised light bulbs and lamps as an alternative.
Time to Think
One of the top benefits of reinventing your office, is that you get to strip your business back to basics again. Redesigning your work space can remind you of your brand and its identity, how far you’ve come as a business and why you started your company in the first place. An office overhaul gives you the chance to think, not only about the design, but about the future of your business and where you want to go next. It can set you back on the path you originally wanted to go down and help you focus on your business’s objectives and goals.
Also, it’s a chance for you and your team to get creative and closer together. Offering your employees the chance to contribute ideas and collaborate on the project will make them feel a part of the working environment. An office should be seen as a second home, and by having your members of staff co-operate and generate concepts with you, your employees will feel far more connected to the working space.