How You Can Start The New Year Off Right With Your Office Design!
Do you want to make sure you get the New Year off to the right start? Perhaps you’re thinking about all the things you can do to boost productivity and morale? If so, it might be worth thinking about your office design.
You see, your current layout and design could actually be having a negative impact on your staff. So let’s look at some of the ways you can kick the New Year off right…
1) Think about office partitioning
Office partitioning is a cost-effective way to make the most of your space. It allows you to minimise distractions for your employees and adds a sense of privacy.
Let’s say your employees are on the phone quite frequently throughout the working day… chances are they’re going to get distracted by each other or struggle to hear the person they’re talking to because of the noise volumes. Partitioning can help resolve this.
Office partitioning can also make the room feel more professional which typically has the added bonus of making your employees feel more professional and dedicated to their job too.
Plus they can double up as a notice board, so people can pin their notes to the partition, leaving their desk looking much tidier. This can improve productivity and focus.
2) Plan your toilet refurbishments
If you’ve noticed that your toilets are getting blocked or have started looking a little old and worse for wear, the build up to the Christmas period is a great time to carry out toilet refurbishments.
Not only will your employees have increased morale, it also helps to give a great impression should you often have visitors. By boosting the morale, you’re making sure that your employees are enjoying every aspect of their job.
On top of that, it also gives you the opportunity to ensure you’re meeting the latest health and safety legislations.
And it’s not just offices that can benefit from this… we’ve carried out toilet refurbishments for factories, schools, and universities too.
3) Suspended ceilings or metal ceilings?
It might seem silly but your ceiling and flooring can make a huge difference to the overall ‘feel’ of your office – which is why it’s so important to make sure you get it right.
For example, if you have an open plan office, you would definitely benefit from a suspended ceiling as it helps to minimise noise and, as a result, reduces the distractions. This works especially well when paired with office partitioning.
Or perhaps you’re in a slightly older building, in which case a metal ceiling is your best option as it is less susceptible to damp. We’ve fitted a number of these over the years in schools, hospitals, and other public sector premises.
4) Boost productivity with your office design
You might find that just changing your office design around might make a huge difference to the productivity and morale of your employees.
If your employees are currently sitting very close together, they could feel a bit cramped and uncomfortable. This, in turn, is going to have a negative impact on their productivity levels and morale.
By simply rethinking your office design, you’ll be able to make sure everyone feels happy and content. This might involve separating various departments, in order to avoid disruption and distraction, or simply renovating the existing areas.
5) Make sure your office is pleasant – whatever the weather
If you don’t currently have air conditioning, it’s definitely worth investing in. That way you’re able to make sure your office maintains a comfortable working temperature all year round.
Let’s face it, working in a hot and humid room in the peak of summer isn’t easy. You get tired, you lose focus, and you get distracted easily – all of which impacts your employees’ productivity and motivation.
An air conditioning unit can change all of that, making sure your staff are ready and able to work, whatever the weather.
As you may have noticed, the majority of these tips focus on improving your employees’ productivity and morale. This is because if either of those things dips too low, you find your employees lose focus and motivation, work might not get completed on time, simple tasks start taking longer, and your employees can feel strained and unhappy.
It’s easy to assume that these tips are aimed only at offices but that’s not the case… these tips work for a number of environments, including:
- Public Sector Premises
So if you’d like to find out more about any of these options or would like to see how Contract Property Services can help you, call us now on 01234 381 667.