Having an office you actually enjoy and want to work in is important for your peace of mind and productivity. Furthermore, it helps to reflect who you are as a business owner. Your staff will also appreciate a functional and appealing office space.
Your office space is a part of your brand and helps create your reputation. You want a brand that looks good as much as one that knows how to deliver quality to its clients. You want to present your business as beautiful, functional and effective. The good news is you don’t have to spend a ton of money to create a fabulous office you want to work in.
Get Your Brand Name On It
Whether you represent your business in neon lights or plastic letters on the outside of the building, you need to get your name somewhere easily seen. Branding your business properly is important if you want to make a good impression, and it starts with what people see first.
Less Is More
Simply removing clutter from your office space will help it feel more peaceful and improve functionality. Get rid of furniture and any equipment you don’t need and streamline your look with open space. Choose accessories and art wisely to reflect this minimalist feel. Also, make sure to keep desks and surfaces clear of unnecessary items and clutter.
Hire Excellent Suppliers
I highly recommend having quality relationships with your suppliers, so you always have what you need. This adds to trust among your team and helps you to create systems that work well all the time. You want your office/business to run tightly for your team and your customers.
Hire Quality Cleaners and Maintenance Crews
Maintaining your office space, bathrooms, and exterior are all a part of running a business. Make sure you hire quality and trustworthy cleaners and service providers. You don’t want to walk into a dirty office or bathroom right before customers or clients are due. Don’t forget about the carpets and polishing the floors if you have a lobby. This is the place visitors will likely be while they wait for appointments.
Additionally, there are actually commercial cleaning companies like Green Facilities that offer businesses help with lowering their carbon footprint. If this is important to your company, I recommend doing some research about recycling, using clean, organic cleaning products, and minimizing energy usage. Doing even small things helps the environment and will be a positive culture boost within your company.
Bring In a Little Nature
Sitting in an office all day can take its toll on your body and mind. Of course, get outside if you can, but if you can’t, it helps to have nature-inspired decor around you during the day. Live plants also help to bring in touches of the outdoors. They also help to keep the air clean and fresh.
Bring In Natural Light
Arrange the office to bring in as much natural light as possible. Just as with plants and nature pictures, natural light helps to bring peace of mind and is actually easier on the eyes than artificial. Working near windows helps your mood and can improve production and teamwork.
Of course, there are plenty of things you can do to make your office look and feel great, but these are some basics you can do right away. Do also ask your team what changes they would like to see in the office. Allow them to have some say in how it looks and feels.