Office spaces today are designed in contemporary blueprints. As space is expensive and it gets costlier and costlier with time, the design of the office is important to make use of the available area. Usage of colours, positioning of furniture and many other techniques can be used to have a “look” of independence and expanse than which is actually there.
Venue and partitioning
Venue of an office is important in many senses; employees do not like to come to work even though they are paid a big salary when the company is situated at an unsavoury place. However even though the outside is not very attractive you can make a difference with what you do inside the premise. It is important to partition and separate your area from any other company if situated in the same building. But, most modern offices do not have internal partitioning as “open culture” is in vogue now. It is important to establish a theme according to your company values and principles.
It is not prudent to try to beautify your office space just for the sake of doing it, with whatever items you think are “nice”. Some articles look beautiful but they won’t match your requirement. Some are expensive, deceiving management to assume they will add value to the interior of the office. This is why it is important to stick to a theme; it may not be a bad idea to hire an interior designer. Even though it may cost you a bit, the outlook your office gives out is far more important than the expense. The first impression is the last impression. So try to smarten the area with inexpensive items which are unique such as office carpet tiles rather than going for expensive impractical stuff.
Your office communicates your brand; whilst you may spend so much on branding and marketing outside, such as print and mass media advertising, hoardings or billboards, social media and PR, if your actual place of inhabitance is filthy, it will all go to waste the moment a customer visits the premises. Even employees will expect a better place to work; longest time in a day, from 8 am in the morning to 5 pm in the evening, when you are awake, you spend in the office. So it is no surprise if the employees demand a better environment.
Everything you do, in a business, will convey who you are. That is why it is important to have an office design, which communicates what you stand for and believe in. Nowadays businesses make it public that they stand for green concepts. You have to be very careful when you associate with those types of topics as even a small miss regarding the same can cost you the whole business.