You can have the best job in the world, but it still can’t make up for the fact you work inside a soulless office.
In short, giving your office a retouch here and there can increase worker happiness and productivity, and it can help you attract (and retain) staff members. Who doesn’t want to work in a vibrant, playful office?
If you’re wrapped up in calculations, figuring out whether this is something your organisation can afford, they absolutely can. You don’t need to spend big to create an impact. From changing the colour scheme and sprinkling a few potted plants around to entire office refits – injecting personality into your office space needn’t be break-the-bank expensive.
As the global economy continues to emerge from COVID, many employees are perhaps anxious and worried about what their new office environment will be. Giving your office a lick of paint and some new meeting room furniture, or break out space, can help your company provide those employees with a warm welcome back.
So how can you inject personality into your office space?
Do some research into colours
You might already know that colours are synonymous with emotions. When you walk into a light blue room, for example, it might feel cold and unwelcoming for a home, but in an office setting hues of blue can stimulate the mind, making you feel more productive.
When picking your office colour scheme, you should undoubtedly take the lead from your branding and your company logo, pick an accent colour to bring out on your walls, flooring or office accessories. You want cohesion between your branding and your office – your office should be an extension or a personification of your brand.
Other colours that can be conducive to a happy and creative environment include warm yellows, oranges and reds. Always be sure to create a mood board so you can see how the colours will look together and whether they complement your office style or shape.
Image source: BuzziPicNic Round by BuzziSpace
If you’d rather stay away from bold colours, you can opt for a more muted, yet modern twist on the meeting room table. BuzziPicNic Round from BuzziSpace offers customers just that.
Ask your team for guidance
Who better to help you design a new, productive and vibrant space than those working there? Making your employees feel heard is a great way to increase morale within your team, so have group meetings and implement suggestion boxes around your office. These brainstorming sessions can help you get to know your team better, as well as building an office environment everyone has been craving!
After you’ve had all suggestions submitted, filter through them and notice which ideas come up more than once, focusing on these ideas initially could help solve problems that numerous members of staff have identified. Most of the time, the budget will dictate what work gets done, but you should always listen to your employees.
Bring the outside, inside
According to research, introducing plants into the work environment can reduce tension and anxiety by 37%. If this statistic wasn’t already enough to get you riffling through the garden centre – perhaps the overall aesthetic of plants in an indoor space, will.
Plants can bring any dull office to life. With transparent desk dividers all the rage in a post-COVID world (MBFurniture can help you with these, by the way!) – some manufacturers have given their planter toppers a new lease of life and turned them into a living, breathing office dividers.
Who says social distancing has to lack personality and flair? If you’re hoping to inject a little more excitement and productivity into your workspace, contact us to discuss your office project on firstname.lastname@example.org.