See if any of these three things apply to your business
If you’ve been running a business for a while, it can be easy to get set in your ways. This is especially true if things are going well. The old adage “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” might be a cliché, but it’s often worth following. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be on the lookout for ways to innovate.
There are always things you can do improve your business, and while some may be obvious (creating a new product or enhancing service), others might not be. Your office design, for example, can play a big role in your company’s success. And if you haven’t updated it in a while, now could be the time to do it. These are the signs that yours could use a change:
You need more space
If business is booming and you need to bring in more people, chances are your current office design won’t be able to accommodate everyone. And with an influx of employees, you are sure to have an assortment of different types of workers. While your current team may be fine working in their cubicles, new folks (and particularly those from younger generations) might not be so thrilled about it. This is why you should consider creating workspaces around the office to meet the needs of everybody.
You’re looking to bring in top talent
Speaking of recruiting, your office design could have a big impact on your ability to hire great people. Try to take an objective view of your office. If you were fresh out of college or looking to start a career, would this be a place you’d want to spend eight hours a day? If it’s dark, drab, or unwelcoming, you could be losing the best talent as soon as they walk in for an interview.
You want happier and healthier employees
Your business won’t run without your team, and it’s possible that your office design isn’t doing much for their wellbeing. If folks are complaining of aches and pains at the end of the day, you need to bring in some more ergonomic furniture and accessories. In addition, it could be a good idea to add workstations that can be adjusted to accommodate anyone, no matter their height, or ones that will allow people to stand while they work.
In addition to function, don’t forget about form. Employees will almost certainly get more done when their office is visually appealing. This may involve painting the walls bright colors or finding ways to bring in more natural light.
When it comes to improving a business, you should never underestimate the importance of good office design. If you’re looking to reinvigorate yours, get in touch with Compass Office Solutions. We can set you up with the right furniture and help you find a design that will work best for your office.
We provide technical design, workplace advisory, project management, installation, reconfiguration, and prefabricated construction solutions for businesses, and we’ve moved every phase of the process online for your convenience. Call us at 954.430.4590 or fill out our contact form to get started.