A good office is more than just a place wherein you situate your business, it’s a beating core of your company lifestyle, infrastructure, and culture. It can aid or inhibit just how effectively productive your staff are, how comfortable they feel at work, and even how social norms develop. For instance, consider curating a beautiful display at the front of your office, perhaps a wall mural that everyone at their desk can see. It might show your history, your productive employees, your branding, and more. It might serve as an art piece to ensure everyone feels like part of a family.
This investment can have those kinds of effects. But what else should office managers invest in to curate their space as well as they can? It’s worth asking these questions, because they can have profound effects on just how your office atmosphere develops, particularly when people have to begin coming back to the office after remote working in 2020, a norm that many businesses have had to adapt to. Without further ado, let’s consider:
The Morning Setup
It’s worth ensuring that your staff are more easily able to come into work in the morning, sit down, and get started. This might involve situating smoking shelters away from of the main entrances, ensuring that non-smoking staff don’t have to walk through a cloud each morning. Simple measures, like staff lockers to keep items safe, coat hangers, and regular cleaning each night can help the office greet them with a sense of openness and encouragement. This allows staff to feel right at home the moment they walk in, ready for another worthwhile workday.
Desk Space & Autonomy
It’s also important for staff to have their own space to better conduct their work,a place they can decorate or call their own. This might be a desk terminal, it might be a cubicle, or might simply be open meeting rooms and relaxing spaces they can use to better think creatively. You don’t have to go to the extremes offered by Google’s offices, for instance, ibut it’s quite often that paying attention to detail, giving each person enough space, and applying Covid-safe measures like plexiglass shields can have the best results going forward.
The Staff Kitchen
Your staff kitchen doesn’t have to be impressive as French inner-city restaurants, but it does need to be clean. It needs to provide storage space. It needs to have worthwhile implements that are maintained and safe to use, such as commercial cappuccino machines that help you easily make coffees for the entire offices as they come into work. When you make your office a place that serves as an easy home-from-home, proving all the nourishment and necessities they may require, they’re much more likely to focus on their work with an eased mind and a professional output. That has to be a worthwhile approach to invest in.
With this advice, we hope you can more easily make the office more convenient for your staff going forward.