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Posted on 12 May 2014 in: Furniture & Seating

A New Look at the Office Can Provide a Boost

It is important never to underestimate the significance of a pleasant and comfortable working environment. It makes a positive contribution to the efficiency and the effectiveness of the operation. It is about much more than pretty colours and comfortable chairs. It is about the overall feeling the staff gets when walking through the door in the morning, and it can only be achieved through the planning of a layout which ensures that each member of your staff is able to interact effectively with each other at any given time.

A well planned out work space which is light and airy will make your work space great to work in

A well planned out work space which is light and airy will make your work space great to work in

A True Reflection

Even if your clients do not see the interior of your office, it is still important that it reflects the way that you operate. It should be laid out in such a way that employees have easy access to those with whom they interact most frequently. The days of walls serving as a barrier between workers should have gone by completely. The open-plan idea is not new, and it can be adapted so that everyone can still concentrate on their particular tasks without distraction.

If you want to freshen up your office space, it is important to remember functionality as well as overall appearance. Nice furnishings certainly help when combined with sufficient working space for every member of your staff so that they can work effectively. It will take a bit of thought and planning to ensure that everyone has access to the things they need whilst not being expected to carry heavy files from one end of a large open-plan office to the other.

Light and Airy

Light and ventilation add to the quality of the office environment, and you should certainly take these things into account when perhaps changing your current office around or indeed considering new premises for expansion or even an improved location relevant to the business. Whilst you will not be able to move offices simply because of the lack of an area to relax, it is certainly something to bear in mind if you are looking at a new location for several genuine reasons.

Take a Break

It is nice to be able to take a break, even if it is just for a few minutes at a time, without moving too far from your desk. You will still be available, so it is unlikely that the boss will have any objections if it obviously adds to the productivity within the office.

There is an argument that seasonal change is also a good idea. It is always nice to have some greenery around the place, especially during the winter when there is so little of it outside.

Few things are as important to a business as its staff. An efficiently run office with well-qualified and highly trained staff is a major factor in a business’ success. The creation of a pleasant environment in which the staff can work can sometimes be underestimated. If you want to get the most out of your office, do not fall into that trap!

 

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