When you have an office that the employees enjoy spending time in, then you have a much more productive, happy and dynamic office. This is something that all employers should be trying to create, so here are some ideas for creating the perfect office that benefits everyone…
This is the key to an efficient office, so the first thing to do is to make suer that the office is designed and laid out in a way that ensures it can be well organised. Make sure that there are adequate storage facilities for things that need to be kept in the office – from files to stationary supplies – and that they are easily accessible to those who need them. Routinely clearing out things that are no longer needed is also important as this means that clutter cannot build up and lead to an office that becomes disorganised and chaotic!
Putting rules in place for organisation that every employee understands is also helpful – this means that everyone is on the same page when it comes to keeping things in the right order and in the right places, so it is less likely that things will go missing or get put in the wrong place.
This isn’t to say that you should have an office that resembles a living room in a house, but being comfortable in your surroundings is much more appealing when you are at work. The seating is the most obvious thing to address as so much time in an office is spent sitting at the desk. Good quality chairs like these from office chairs Gloucester based supplier Severn Furnishing ltd provide both comfort and support to the back.
As well as the seating, think about how the room can be improved – plants and greenery are a popular choice as it makes the place much more pleasant to be in and green is a calming colour. There are lots of indoor plants that do well in an office so have a look and pick out some that you like. Things like wall art can also make the place more pleasant – think about the branding of the company and what would be a good fit for the office based on this.
This is an important thing to get right – you want to get as much light into the office as possible, but unfortunately not all buildings and offices are naturally bright light and airy spaces. However, there are lots of things that you can do to combat this. If you are in a room that is darker naturally, then use light colours to introduce light and open it up. You can buy lights that give off a natural light like daylight so use these too, and plenty of glass will also open up the office and let the light through rather than using partition walls which can make it feel gloomy and enclosed.