Your office space is home to your employees for 9 or more hours a day, it’s the first impression clients get of your company and it plays a key role in workflow and productivity. So, could your office benefit from remodeling? Here are some signs to look for.
- Your business has grown or changed: As your business changes to meet industry challenges or takes on new opportunities for growth, so your office needs to change to effectively meet these demands. You may need to hold meetings with clients where previously you could go to them or meet in another location. You may need more desks to handle the increase in employees and your space is getting cramped.
- Visible wear-and-tear: Your office space is part of your brand, and out-of-date, worn furniture simply makes your brand and company look shabby. While office furniture and fittings are built to be robust, they face very heavy use and traffic on a daily basis, and chairs, carpeting, desks and soft furnishings can start to show stains, dents, scratches and other damage over the years. Taking care of your office space and presenting a great first impression is about taking care of your brand, your employees and your clients.
- Outdated technology and fittings: Here, the fact that office fittings and tech are still working isn’t a good enough reason to keep them. Old air conditioning systems are far less effective and energy-efficient than what new systems can offer. Old fluorescent lighting is a source of eye-strain and should ideally be replaced with natural lighting where possible, and with bright but eye-sensitive recessed lighting where it is not.
- Non-ergonomic desks and chairs: It’s important that your office furniture takes into account the health and comfort of your employees, as this supports productivity, efficiency and wellness. Out-dated desks and chairs can cause chronic back and neck pain, while ergonomic options support employee productivity while demonstrating company commitment to their wellbeing.
- Lack of imagination: Many office spaces are bland to the point where they say nothing at all about the company that inhibits it. They are also so one-size-fits-all that employees are forced to make the space work for them rather than having a space designed to meet their needs. Practically speaking, modern office design ideas emphasize multi-use areas, private offices for meetings and client calls, creative spaces for brainstorming sessions and comfortable areas for breaks. These elements are designed according to your company needs and brand, becoming effective marketing for your business as well as boosting productivity, employee engagement, and collaboration.
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At BE Furniture, we assist our clients in achieving an optimal workspace for their business. Whether you are looking to replace old desks with modern office desks or modular office workstation furniture, or want a comprehensive redesign and fitment of your space, our experienced team can handle it all.