As a business owner, it’s likely that you are spending each working day formulating new and exciting ways to push your business forward. You take pride and care in your work, and that is exactly how it should be.
However, the key you are looking so hard for – the one thing that might boost your business the most? It could be right under you!
It’s your place of work. Your office. Your workplace. An organized workplace can motivate your staff for you, and if you care for your office, it will look after your staff and work.
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The easiest way to start off with a workplace that will boost your business is to keep it clean. Dust and dirt are bad for your computers and your health.
So if you want to keep your staff in the best health and your computers in the best condition then ensure your workplace is clean!
Nobody at all likes working in dirty conditions. A little wipe down of the desks every two days is enough, but if you are far too busy for this, then hire some cleaners who can wipe your desks clean each and every day.
Next up is the furniture. Your office needs to be comfortable. Is it comfortable? Office chairs, desk chairs, and wrist supports go a long way to making your office a better to place to work in and your business a better company to work for.
Furniture needs to be comfortable, safe and accessible so make sure to consider the needs of your staff. Chairs can help boost the comfort of your office and as we all should know, comfort goes a long way in the place of work.
The layout of the office is critical as well. Some businesses don’t allow staff to sit where they like and in many cases, this can be detrimental to your business.
Consider the layout and allow staff to sit where they want to sit. The best layout will allow your staff to communicate with ease so ensure the layout of your office brings your team together.
Maybe layout is the foundation of a well-oiled machine? Ask your staff questions about the office and ask them what they would like to see in your office.
This is their office as much as it is yours, and the office they want to work in might not be a pipe-dream, and it could get the best out of them!
If you can’t get a good layout, or if your workplace is limiting the space you have to work, it might be time to scale up.
As well as not allowing staff to choose their desks, many workplaces have a ‘clear desk policy’ and while this may be in vogue for pretentious agencies, there’s nothing wrong with allowing your staff to personalize their desk.
Work isn’t about pretending to be someone you are not, so allow your staff to be themselves in the office and inject their personality into the workplace.
A better workplace might unlock a new realm of productivity for your business. Explore what your office can do for you and make it happen.