With employees spending most of the week in the office, it is imperative to make it feel like a second home instead of just a place to perform job duties.
You may think it takes a major overhaul to accomplish this goal, but it is simpler than you know when you understand how to combine certain elements in a favourable manner.
Start with the following five simple ways to improve a boring office environment to learn if they are right for your needs.
5 Simple Ways To Improve Boring Office Space
1. Add Splashes of Colour to Enhance the Office Environment
Instead of white or off-white walls, choose colours that spark productivity, such as soft green, tan, pastel blue and pale pink. Add deeper shades for accents with the wall trim, shelves or furniture.
In addition, stained timber cabinetry or other elements can provide the office with a rich, warm ambience with the natural feel of the wood grain of the various types of timber.
2. Get Creative with Employee Work Spaces
Be creative with the workspaces for the employees. If your employees need to collaborate on a regular basis, you may prefer desks or tables instead of workstations.
On the other hand, when your employees require privacy to perform various functions, office workstations may be a necessity. Design the environment to suit your specific needs.
3. Provide an Oasis for Break Times
All break times during the day offer the employees a chance to recoup their energy in order to keep working on their tasks in a productive manner.
Design an oasis in which they can do this in place of a sterile break room with little or no amenities.
Along with the typical kitchen elements of a sink, a microwave, a refrigerator, tables and chairs, add a television so they can catch up on the news or watch a short program while they eat and rest a bit.
4. Include Elements of Nature Throughout the Office
Flowers and other types of plants are another way to add excitement and ambience to a boring office environment.
You can periodically change their placement or replace the plants with fresh ones to make the office look different, or to fit the time of year.
5. Play Mood Music During the Day
Replace the silence in the air with mood music to everyone’s liking.
With this addition, though, you should remember to have it soft enough not to interrupt normal business activities. The music needs to be loud enough to hear but not be of such a volume to cause people to raise their voices for others to hear them clearly over it.
Vision Corporate Interiors offers expert office fitout services. Allow us to improve and refurbish your boring office environment by combining the above elements with others to produce quality results.