So often in business people will go through sleepless nights worrying about how to improve their work through more social media posts or a radical new marketing campaign. However, the importance of an attractive and desirable physical appearance of your office can often be lost.
A few simple adjustments and investments can go a long way to making your office more appealing and creating a vibrant and energetic environment.
This is a broad one but it is incredibly important. Having a clean office space is beneficial for appearance and productivity. It makes people happy to be at work and creates a sense of success and importance.
Having a clean parking lot so that employees feel valued and understand the importance of maintaining a clean workspace as it reflects well on them and encourages clients to work with them. Clean bathrooms create a greater sense of home making employees more willing to spend time in the office as it is now a comforting environment.
Cleaning the desks regularly and vacuuming floors also have a similar effect. It makes people feel important, improves their productivity with a clean workspace and generates a sense of success.
- Reception and waiting areas
The reception is the first thing that anyone sees when they walk in to your offices. This means that you want it to look comforting and inviting in order to make a good first impression. Providing suitable seating space and brief entertainment is important to ensure that employees, clients and prospective employees want to continue to work with the business.
This also applies for any waiting areas or meeting rooms that may be spread throughout the offices. These spaces need to be inviting to encourage everyone who visits them to work hard and make them feel relaxed in an often busy environment.
- Clear signage
This aligns with the need for a clean workspace but also creates a strong overall impression. Having your brand shown clearly on walls to reinforce the message of where employees and clients are as well as having clear directional signage is important.
Both of these create a successful image and also make it easy for people to navigate the offices and find what they are after. This has productivity benefits and also helps to keep everyone calm and reduces stress.
An inviting, comforting and successful office environment is the start of any successful business and client relationship.