5 Benefits Of An Office Renovation07-08-2015
Are you unsure if you should renovate your company’s office? An office refurbishment or renovation may seem like a monumental task to undertake, but a properly considered fit-out can bring about long-lasting benefits for a company and their employees. In this post we look at 5 benefits that your company could see from an office renovation.
1 – Employee Happiness
When you look at your office space it’s important to take into account one key consideration – those who use it every day. Your employees, and their happiness, can have an impact on your profits. The way that they feel deeply impacts their work and the business.
It sounds simple, but companies should strive to make the working environment as comfortable as possible for their workers. A well thought out office renovation can turn your existing office into a comfortable working environment that keeps your employees happy and motivated.
Providing your workers with good furniture can help them feel that the company cares about their wellbeing. If your employees spend all day sitting on comfortable furniture that facilitates good posture this can also help alleviate common office health problems.
2 – Company Image
The old cliché “you never get a second chance to make a first impression” rings true here. Depending on your line of work your office may be the first thing a new client sees, so make sure that your office presents an image of the business how you want to be seen.
An office renovation should incorporate your company branding and show clients that you care about how your business is seen by others. For example, if you’re a creative agency then clients will expect this to show through in your office space.
Just make sure your office has that wow factor! Take a look at some office refurbishment case studies to get your ideas flowing.
3 – Company Culture
When planning an office fit-out, it should be remembered that the design of your office, and how it is seen by your employees, will help to create a specific company culture. The culture of a company will greatly influence employee happiness and productivity.
If you feel like you currently don’t have a strong company culture then you should consider designing your office with a specific theme that reflects your company’s beliefs and values.
It doesn’t have to be on the same level as Facebook (who feature huge walls of graffiti artwork or their ‘Facebook Wall’ for employees to write notes in chalk and communicate) or Google (with their entire office culture of having fun while working and beanbag seating), but it’s great to add your own unique touch!
4 – The layout
You’ve brainstormed some ideas, and you have a vision of what you’d like your office to look like. Now it’s important to consider the layout, so your employees can easily move around the office and utilise space efficiently.
As time goes by, an office can accumulate more and more unused furniture, boxes and documents. Empty desks and old chairs can build up, so it’s important to make sure that every piece of furniture serves a purpose.
An office renovation is the perfect time to rethink the entire layout of the office and where departments and personnel are located. Whether you are buying new furniture or reusing your existing, utilising space to its full potential is a key consideration.
A good thing to do is to talk with a professional with plenty of office renovation experience as they can help you maximise the space you have. With them, you should be able to find a good solution that will greatly improve the way your office is organised.
5 – Attracting Passing Trade
Many retail businesses rely on passers-by for their custom. Having an eye-catching and engaging design for your business or offices could mean the difference between securing them as a customer or them walking by.
Why not take a look at the recent renovation we did for Southall Travel?
Many businesses, especially those that are retail based, delay their office renovations as they fear it will take too long and impact their trade. But, in reality, by working with a professional office renovation company the works can be undertaken out of hours when no one is in the office and is most convenient for you.
We’ve outlined 5 benefits your company can expect to see from renovating your office. Brainstorming ideas, speaking to employees and getting a professional and knowledgeable office fit-out company on board will ensure you’re left with an efficient and well-designed office.
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