Gone are the days when you could have an ill-maintained office and yet do good business. Nowadays there is increased pressure on business owners to keep their office in good shape. This is important not only from the perspective of clients and visitors, but also employees.
Since employees spend considerable time at office, the cleanliness and amenities at office do affect them a lot indeed. It is now a well known fact that the office needs to be adequately comfortable and welcoming for the employees to be able to work efficiently.
So how do you go about making your office state-of-the-art? Is it just about interiors and amenities? Is it just about high spending? The fact is that to make a good office, you need insight and good ideas. You need to be sensitive to the tastes and requirements of your office. If you follow the right approach, you can create a smart and efficient office by not investing any high amount.
Start with the basics. Sort out the clutter and set things in order. Wage a war against littering. Instill the basic discipline amongst the employees that they must contribute to a neater and cleaner office.
The next important step is hygiene. Ensure that all washrooms work perfectly and that they are adequately stocked with consumables. Use high quality hand wash liquids and if possible deploy automatic dispensers for them. They not only improve hygiene but also help avoid wastage. Care must be taken while choosing the right hand cleaning liquid for your office. While it should be affordable, it should yet be of good anti-bacterial quality and with pleasant fragrance. These little things too go a long way in improving employee morale. In fact, if your budget allows, you may even go for automatic soap foam dispensers that are very convenient for the employees.
When it comes to offices, the functional element is most important. From this perspective, it is very important that the rooms and cabins are sequenced as per the importance of department and work team. The equipment too must be set up keeping in mind its criticality and use.
The important thing to understand is that having an efficient office is not about high capital expenses. It is about being wise and considerate about the fundamentals of office productivity and being sensitive to the requirements of your employees. Maintain a culture of openness wherein your employees can freely voice their opinions on what further changes they want in their office.