Working in a drab, lifeless office can be draining. It’s the place we spend a lot of time and a poor environment can really hamper productivity. Sometimes a little TLC can really go a long way and boost productivity. This can be anything from a complete overhaul to a few small enhancements.
Whatever your budget, there are plenty of ways to spruce up your space. But, how do you know whether or not it needs it? To help, we’ve put together the following list of signs you need to refurbish your office.
1. A rebrand
If you’ve recently rebranded your company then an office refurbishment should probably be on the cards. It’s not just about the logo and letterheads. A good brand should be reflected throughout the company from the people you hire to the office you call home. Therefore, refurbishing your space to fit your new brand and values can really go a long way.
Thanks to the amount of office furniture now available, your brand colours don’t just have to be on the walls. You can have them run through the furniture, carpet and even plant pots. Obviously, this has to be done tastefully but implemented well, it can look really impressive.
2. Morale is low
This can be a real hamper to productivity and something that shouldn’t be ignored. If you’ve noticed that morale isn’t as high as it once was then an office refurb could work wonders.
To make the most of it, get your staff involved. Ask what they’d like to see (within reason). Getting their input will help to ensure that they’re happy with the final outcome. This is a great way to boost morale and show that their input is valued.
3. The office is looking tired
Scuffed walls, a drab colour scheme and the original carpet that was installed before you moved in. Ring a bell? If so, it’s probably time for a refurb. Remember, a tired office doesn’t only affect your staff, it can also have a lasting impact on any visitors or new employees.
A fresh office can make all the difference and show that as a business you’re on the ball. If your budget is tight, then sometimes a simple lick of paint and a move around can work wonders.
4. You’re running out of space
In a digital age, there really isn’t any need for hoarding files and paperwork. If you’re running out of space, have a quick look around your office before signing a new lease for a larger one. If it’s packed with filing cabinets and shelf loads of paperwork then have a clear out. You might jsut be surprised at just how much space you can create.
5. Company culture has changed
If you’ve recently employed a few younger members of staff, you may be surprised at how needs and expectations change. This can often be a catalyst for an office refurb to cater to the new dynamics.
The way younger staff members work may differ to those employees who’ve been with the company for years. For example, there may be more of a demand for hot desks and break out spaces thanks to the rise of agile working. By listening to these requests, you can shape your office to help ensure your workforce is as productive as possible.
An office refurb can seem like a daunting task and one that just keeps getting put off. However, the positive impact it can have on staff morale, productivity and the overall impression of your business shouldn’t be ignored. Take some time to map out the key changes you want to make and allocate some budget – sometimes the simple changes make all the difference.
If you’d like some help or guidance on your office refurbishment, we’d be happy to talk you through the process. We also offer a free office design service so you can visualise how your office could look.
Give us a call on 0115 939 7572 to book a free site visit. Or, you can contact us through our website here.