By improving office space efficiency, you can also improve employee morale and you’ll more than likely see an increase in employee engagement and productivity. An increase in productivity means an increase in profits and improved operations.
Here are 5 helpful and useful tips to improve your company’s office space efficiency :
Natural Light – Sunshine has been scientifically proven to enhance mood. Lack of sunlight leads to lack of motivation. Consider opening blinds and curtains to allow enough sunlight to enter the room(s).
Get Organized – If your office space appears unorganized and a little cluttered, it’s time to get organized. If you find that you don’t have time to do this yourself or don’t know where to begin, consider hiring a professional to help you organize your office space.
Other ways to get organized include investing in helpful storage furniture, creating helpful labels for company binders and folders making retrieval easier, and the consideration of integrating useful and helpful cloud base software solutions for record management.
Restrictions – If you work from a home office, full or pert time, set restrictions on disturbances while working. Consider placing a “do not disturb” sign on your office door knob to let anyone in the home know when you’re at your busiest and can-not be bothered. This can also work in open area work spaces. Use headphones to let others know you do not want to be disturbed.
Less is More – Consider getting rid of things that are taking up too much space in your office, adding to clutter, like piles of paper. Keep your office space neat and tidy. Going paperless is a great way to do this.
Meetings – Since many companies waste a ton of time in meeting rooms, consider making employees comfortable during meetings by keeping a water cooler and/or coffee pot in the room. You may also want to consider the addition of fragrances that enhance productivity like the scents of lavender, vanilla, lemon, jasmine, cinnamon, rosemary and peppermint.
Fragrances – Consider adding any of the above scents in the form of air fresheners, scented oils, or dried flowers throughout the entire office to naturally enhance mood and boost motivation.
By implementing a few of these tips into the practices of your office, you’re guaranteed to ensure a more efficient use of office space, which is guaranteed to boost employee morale and productivity.
If your office space is not sufficient for your company therefore hindering efficient use of office space, contact us at OfficeFinder today to find out how we can help!
By: James Osgood