When it comes to your office space, first impressions are key. Anyone who steps into your office – whether they’re a customer or potential employee – is bound to make assumptions about your business based on its presentation. A well designed office can help your business:
- Demonstrate professionalism
- Communicate your brand ethos and identity, and
- Reflect the value of your employees
If you don’t put any effort into the appearance of your office space, you run the risk of harming your business’s image and may lose out on respected opportunities.
If you’re unsure if your office space is communicating the right messages, here are three basics you should consider first:
1. Organise your Storage
The way your office is organised says a lot about how your business operates. A messy office, aside from being a hazard for your employees, is exactly what can harm your company’s reputation and put someone off from doing business with you. If things are disorderly, it can come across as lazy or make it seem like people are busy and stressed, leaving the impression that your business could be difficult to work with.
Investing in more storage systems such as filing cabinets, lockers and shelving can not only help prevent clutter in your workspace, but also enhance your productivity by keeping all your office supplies in order. Stowing away items that don’t require immediate attention makes your space more inviting and provides your employees with a streamlined atmosphere where they can focus more.
2. Use Interesting & Efficient Furniture
The furniture you choose for your workspace is also effective in making the place feel warm and inviting. Choosing bold, brighter furniture has many advantages for your business. Adding colour to a room is renowned for helping improve people’s moods and in the corporate world where most furniture is neutral, you can use colour to make your space stand out from competitors.
Keep in mind when selecting furniture that it also needs to be comfortable and functional for your business. Seating is the most susceptible to wear and tear in the workplace, so you need to choose durable furniture made from high quality materials that will also benefit your employees in the long run. Read here on 6 Health Benefits of Ergonomic Chairs.
3. Optimise your Layout
Office layouts are commonly overlooked but it’s vital to create a space that operates efficiently and feels balanced. While more businesses are adopting open plan workspaces as a means to enhance productivity, many are incorporating a reception or foyer so that they can well and truly make a good first impression with anyone who stops by!
Updating your business with a welcoming area is a great opportunity to really impress people who come by your office and gives you peace of mind that everything will be in order. Clean, tidy and well decorated reception areas communicates a direct sense of professionalism. Additionally, they can be used as another storage area for any admin work that goes on in your business.
Is it time to upgrade your office space? At All Storage Systems, we offer complete 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.