Sometimes, you can get stuck in a rut with your workspace. An office refresh, whether it’s a new coat of paint or a full refurbishment, will almost always be beneficial and a  great way to bring a workplace back to life to boost employee productivity, happiness and success. Here are some tell-tale signs to look out for which means your office is in need of an upgrade.

Client numbers

First, if you notice a drop in clients or business your company is receiving, take a look at how the office appears to visitors. The first thing a client or potential client will see is the reception area, and first impressions count. If visitor numbers are falling, see how the reception and office space as a whole is branded and presented – is it inviting? Is it interesting? Exciting? Giving these areas a refresh will change how the office, and therefore company, is perceived.

Employee and absences count

You may be prompted to upgrade or adapt your office if you have a large number of new staff. Accommodate and make the space welcoming and desirable to work, adjusting sizes of workstations or layouts to suit old and new employees.

On the other hand, if a lot of employees are leaving to work elsewhere, assess the office design and layout. Of course, people have different reasons for moving jobs, but a demotivating work environment can make employees unhappy, forcing them to leave. An upgrade in design will ensure employees are happy and look forward to working in a functional, well-designed and aesthetically-pleasing office.

If you notice existing employees are taking few too many absences, it could be due to the work environment. Increased illness absences could mean the space isn’t a healthy one to work in day-in-day-out, so assessing things like air-flow, lighting and furniture is a good place to start when upgrading an office.


If little face-to-face communication is occurring in the office, look at changing the layout or redesigning the space all together. Look at both the main office space and additional communal areas and whether they can be improved to promote collaboration and ideas-sharing between employees.

Diversify staff roles in a way that allows collaboration within and between groups of employees, however also providing hot-desking areas – where no one has a set workspace – is also a great way to mix ideas and mind-set.

Going for a completely new office fit-out or simply adding some new touches impacts productivity and success more than you’d think. While it may seem that simply having correct technology and knowledge is all you need for a successful business, work environment and surroundings are just as important.

Laura Sewell

An aspiring journalist, Laura is our content writer intern.  Pop-punk gig-goer and drag queen enthusiast, Laura is working her way into the industry with an English A -Level and love of writing about anything and everything in tow.
Share To:


Post A Comment:

0 comments so far,add yours