Every single business that has an office space has a unique opportunity to create a hub or home for their business brand…. not only to engage their customers, but also to show their employees what kind of a fantastic organisation they’re working for.
So in order for you to ensure you create this utopia for your business, ask yourself these questions:
What do I want my office space to say about my company?
Your office design can help communicate your corporate mission and image to both clients and employees. That can be especially important if you change your business model.
What kind of employee behaviour do I want to encourage?
Your design can incorporate elements that will help you achieve certain results. If you want to encourage recycling, for example, you can install recycling stations throughout the office, providing easy access and clear instructions. Do you want more mingling between employees in different departments? Create a centralised coffee bar or printing station that will entice them to leave their immediate work area and share their thoughts with co-workers from another group.
Do I have comfortable places for employees to socialise and relax?
Popular spaces are cafes, hubs and other spots where people naturally congregate. Some businesses offer more elaborate amenities, such as fitness rooms, acupuncture/massage therapy centres, dry cleaning drop-off points, and wellness rooms for everyone from nursing mothers to employees who don’t feel well. Creating spaces that allow employees to socialise and get some exercise or rest is important to create a sense of balance and well-being.
How do I make the space as green as possible?
Thinking in terms of sustainability is becoming the norm in office. For example some overhead lighting will automatically grow dimmer as more natural light enters the space. Such a system can pay for itself in reduced energy bills within three years. Many “green” offices also use carpeting made of recycled content and wood harvested from sustainable forests.
What could your office look like? Come and sit down with one of our office designers who can work with you and the partitions and screens you can use to ensure your office is working effectively for you.