Your office serves more than one purpose. You owe it to your business, your staff and your clients – and, ultimately, yourself and your business partners – to ensure it meets all of those purposes in the best way possible.
The main reason you have an office, of course, is to give your staff somewhere to do their work. Unless your business can be done by homeworkers, an office is an essential part of any firm. It is, of course, where you and your employees come to complete their work, but also where your staff meet, communicate and have creative ideas.
Both you and they spend most of their time in the office, so it should be both comfortable and welcoming.
A good impression?
In most cases, your office is also the place where you meet clients. Whether that’s in order to gain more business or to generate new ideas and discuss matters of interest, the office plays an important role.
Imagine for a minute an important new customer arriving at your business premises for a vital meeting. Are they greeted by a dirty and unkempt building with chipped paintwork and worn-out carpet? Are they then ushered into a gloomy, cramped and frankly unsettling meeting room with no windows and a pile of papers on the floor?
If this is what visitors to your office are usually faced with, then you need to do something about it, and quick, before it starts to have an impact on your profits.
It has been proven that offices make a big impression on people from all walks of life. Create the right impression, and that important client is more likely to seal that important deal. Create the wrong impression and they are far more likely to walk away and go elsewhere.
Workers count, too
And it’s not just for your clients that you need to make sure your office is fit for purpose. Perhaps even more importantly, your hard-working employees deserve the best you can afford to give them – and that means a clean, modern and comfortable office where they can get their work done quickly and efficiently.
A bright and cheery office with comfortable, adaptable furniture, space for socialising and relaxing and the right levels of lighting and temperature is going to give your staff more incentive to work, too. They will be less likely to be off sick or leave your employ – job satisfaction will be heightened, and turnaround speeded up, which is all good news for both you and your workers.
Time to act
If your office currently looks like it was put together in the 1980s, hasn’t seen a paintbrush since 1992, and your staff are still sitting on broken chairs you found left over from the last occupiers, you will probably want to act to set it right.
You owe it to yourself, your staff and your clients to spend as much money as you can afford to on creating a modern environment in which to work.
But fear not, in order to make your office look like a thousand dollars, you don’t need to move premises – there are ways and means you can address the situation without spending a fortune on moving elsewhere or upsetting your workers by making them commute further from home.
Call in the experts
Specialist firms such as Ozone Interiors can help you refurbish your existing office in such a way that all your dreams will come true, and you will soon have a modern, bright and purpose-fit office which makes a great impression every time.
Even if you don’t know what style of office you want, expert designers who specialise in office modernisation can assist you by advising you on what is possible, and then working with you to redesign the space you currently have into the space you want.
Whether you want to create more open space, add meeting rooms or just decorate and install new desks, a specialist office design firm will help you refurbish your office to your exacting requirements.
If your budget is small, they should be able to advise you on the bare minimum you can do to make your office give that good impression you crave, which may be just new furniture and a quick change of décor. And if you are lucky enough to have more cash to spare, they can help you give your office space a total makeover which will transform it from ugly duckling to graceful swan.
So what are you waiting for? Turn that dismal office into one which makes the right impression every time!