When you spend a lot of your time somewhere, you stop noticing it. You stop seeing all of those little details. You fail to spot when something no longer looks its best. At home, this can mean that you occasionally need to do a big deep clean to get into all of those spots that you typically miss. But at work, it can be much worse. You might have a cleaner come in to take care of your office, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it looks good.
An office that is in need of a makeover might be tired and dated. The walls might be dull, the atmosphere might be oppressive, and the air quality might be poor. An office like this won’t inspire. It will dim the mood in the office. Your staff may struggle to feel alert and creative, and they might not be able to work productively. And that’s nothing to how it might be affecting your relationships with customers and clients. Who feels good about walking into a dull and dated office? You want somewhere that makes people feel positive and excited to work with you. Here are some of the things that you should ask yourself if you are wondering if your office needs a makeover. But, remember, you might need to take a good hard look, or even get some fresh eyes in to help you.
Is It Clean?
The first thing that you need to ask yourself is, is your office clean and tidy? A cleaner might deal with the day to day cleaning, but it’s not always enough. Are the walls bright, or has the paint faded over time? Do you have enough storage, or are you overwhelmed by clutter? Are the carpets stained and worn?
A clean, tidy, and fresh office looks bigger. It’s safer, and you’ll find it easier to find things, and it will smell better. A clean and neat office inspires confidence.
Is it Comfortable?
Comfort isn’t all about soft chairs and ergonomic desks (although, these things shouldn’t be neglected), it’s also about the atmosphere and air quality. Does your office smell fresh? Is it warm and well-ventilated? Are the carpets soft underfoot? Are the chairs supportive? Is there plenty of seating for visitors?
Is Office Productivity Good?
A lot goes into high productivity, and how your office looks and feels plays a big part. If your walls are bright and light, and there’s plenty of color, your staff might feel more alert. If you include plants and pops of color, you might inspire creativity. Sometimes, you just need to add some accessories and give the walls a coat of paint, and on other occasions, you might need to get a scaffold company for help. But it’s usually worthwhile.
Be Honest, Does it Look Good?
This is where fresh eyes can help. Does your office look good and feel nice? Walk around and take a detailed look, making notes as you go. You might even want to look at some modern office designs online for guidance. Be honest with yourself, and make changes if needed.