As a busy and hard-working business owner or manager, you probably haven’t had the time to pay attention to your office space since you moved in. However, you need to take extra special care when it comes to your executive office. A well-established executive office should exude confidence, capability, professionalism and experience. After all, it’s the place where important decisions regarding your company are made so you need to ensure it makes a good first impression with any potential clients, business partners or employees who might walk through the door!
With Budgets increasingly turning to expansions and forays into the digital sphere it’s also essential to align your bricks and mortar with your online and community presence. To point you in the right direction, here are five tips on creating an executive office that will help boost your professionalism, productivity and confidence in your brand.
1. Go Green
Plants are renowned for having a positive impact on office environments. Not only are plants a beautiful addition to your office décor, but they have both physical and psychological benefits on your employees’ and clients’ health and well-being. They can help create a calm ambiance in your office during high stress periods and decision-making times. Several studies show that plants are good for:
- • Reducing Stress – research shows that greener spaces have positive emotional effects on people, helping them to improve their stress and energy levels.
- • Cleaning the Air – with the lack of open windows and fresh air in office buildings, they can often become a hub for pollutants and bacteria which circulate from the use of air conditioners. Plants promote clean air, good bacteria and assist with reducing humidity levels.
- • Lowering Noise Levels – You heard us! Plants are also commonly used to assist with lowering noise levels in offices. Placing plants in areas with hard surfaces such as hardwood floors or concrete walls can effectively help reduce noise levels which can disrupt employees from performing productively. Need some greenery inspiration? See our garden walls here.
2. Invest in your Health
Simply upgrading to adjustable furniture can elevate satisfaction, health and overall wellbeing in your personal office space. Height adjustable desks allow you to sit, stand and move as you see fit. One of the most common problems with computer workstations is they keep people stagnant throughout their workdays. As humans, our bodies are designed to move and crave being in motion. Sitting for long periods of time can increase risks of chronic health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and even some cancers. Having height adjustable desks in place can assist you with moving throughout the day, improving your blood flow and mitigating other health risks. Height adjustable furniture ensures your executive offices are suitable for everyone’s individual requirements, including those with special needs. Interested in learning more on adjustable furniture? Read more on Health Benefits of Ergonomic Chairs.
3. Diversify your Layout
An executive office is often a central place for meetings, high-level discussions and planning. Before redoing your executive office, one of the core features you need to consider is your layout. Ask yourself:
- • Is the current layout encouraging confidence, professionalism and success?
- • How can it be done better?
Ideally, you want to diversify your executive office to encourage employees and clients to collaborate and communicate efficiently with each other. Incorporating a couch or several ottomans in your executive office can be extremely helpful with making employees and clients feel comfortable and alert during those longer meetings. But you also need to ensure you have enough storage so your office area can remain spacious and welcoming!
4. Embrace Cutting Edge Design
Do you need to woo clients and imbue confidence? Then it’s time to embrace cutting edge design! Adopting polished and practical designs not only help make a good impression of your business but they can help you improve efficiency. Minimalist, clean designs are known to help people concentrate better by removing distractions from their environment. To add personality and reflect your brand, you can incorporate colour, feature walls, unique lighting as well as lots of plants!
5. Utilise & Expand Space
What many people don’t realise when they’re doing an executive office fit-out, is just how much they can capitalise on existing space.
Optimising storage space is essential for keeping areas organised and running effectively. It also supports with avoiding upsizing to a new office which can be extremely costly, particularly for small businesses! Implementing bookcases and cabinets in the right areas can make a huge difference to your office layout and assist with productivity. If you’re unsure about what equipment can fit into your office space, opt for a direct measurement and quote from an interior fit-out professional.
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At All Storage Systems, we offer complete executive office fitout and design services from layout to product selection and installation. No matter your industry, our team of specialists can design the perfect office space to suit your business. Check out our latest fitout projects here.