A productive team starts with a streamlined, stocked office space. Commercial office spaces are so much more than cubicles and kitchenettes these days. Business owners and landlords all across the country now see the value of investing in a beautiful space. Countless studies show your staff is more productive when their workspace fosters engagement and creativity. Here are a few of our favorite ways to improve the efficiency of your commercial office space:
1. Customized Work Stations
Give your employees a small budget to make their desk space their own. Whether they invest in a standing desk or a comfortable area rug, it’s important for your team to feel comfortable in their work environment.
2. Update the Lighting
Natural light is always, always better than overhead fluorescent lighting. Work with a commercial contractor to breathe life into your space with large windows, skylights and glass doors.
3. New Technology is Crucial
Whether it’s the conference rooms or individual computer monitors, technology will make or break the productivity of your team. Give your staff access to the best technology and appliances you can afford.
4. Provide Relaxation Spaces
It’s nearly impossible for someone to work eight hours without taking a break. Offer your team members a place to read a book for a few minutes, rest their eyes or enjoy a snack. It’s always smart to provide internal spaces for your team to relax.
5. Improve the Flow
A good office layout can shave hours every week off of your team’s unproductivity. Set up the office furniture and floor layout to fall in line with the flow of the daily work.
6. Stock the Kitchen
Not so much a design top as a general piece of good advice, equipping your team with healthy goodies is a great way to keep everyone energized. Efficiency begins with healthy employees, and that starts with eating right.
7. Convert a Small Space into a Workout Room
This is one of the best ways to encourage your team to work efficiently throughout the day. Work with a professional contractor to convert some of your unused office space into a small gym. A treadmill, weight rack and yoga mats are a great place to start.
It’s important to remember that an efficient office is subjective. Every team member has their own view of a well-operating office, but it’s crucial to cater to the majority. Implement a few of these strategies this fall and begin to see a shift in efficiency amongst your team. Contact us today to get started.