Your office environment is highly important in regards to how you are perceived by clients, customers and your own employees alike. In fact, according to a recent study conducted by market research group Ipsos on behalf of National Business Furniture, office design and aesthetics are playing an ever greater role in the recruitment and retention of young talent, as well as keeping them motivated, inspired, and productive; as indicated by the 76% of 18-34 year olds and 55% of 35-54 year olds who told the researchers exactly that.

With that in mind, below we have summarised a few simple tips and tricks you can utilise in order to create an environment that will allow your workforce and by extension your company to flourish. So, without further ado…

Craft a Great First Impression with your Lobby/Waiting Area

Your waiting room or lobby, while used for larger expanses of time by customers, clients and visitors, is often also the first impression your business gives to new talent. From high-style furniture like a statuesque reception desk, to modern amenities like seating with built-in charging ports, equipping your waiting room with quality and stylish furniture will give interviewees an immediate impression of your overall business. Not only that, but employees will feel proud to call your office their own when clients and guests come in for a visit.

Put Thought into Employee Workstations

Most employees will spend the majority of their day working at their desks. As such it is important to take steps to make every workstation in your office comfortable. One way to accomplish this is to incorporate a mix of open concept workstations and cubicles into your office design so all employees can thrive, whether they like to be out in the open or prefer peace and quiet.

Provide Private Spaces

Introvert or extrovert, everyone needs a little privacy from time to time, which can be a rare find in the modern office. Does your business offer private spaces for employees to take personal phone calls? What about comfortable, secluded areas for nursing mothers? Quiet rooms for employees who need silence to focus on their work? Including designated private spaces in your office design will give employees the freedom to have those quiet moments away from the hustle and bustle of the workplace.

Don’t Neglect the Breakroom

The breakroom should be your employees’ personal getaway from the stress of work. Invest in furniture and d├ęcor that’s not only aesthetically pleasing, but comfortable and functional. From easy-to-clean dining tables and chairs to cosy lounge seating, accommodate a variety of options for employees on their break.

Sam Bonson

Sam is an aspiring novelist with a passion for fantasy and crime thrillers. He is currently working as a content writer, journalist & editor as he continues to expand his horizons.
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