Six Tips For Your Office Refurbishment
With the rise in hybrid working and a focus on employee well-being, companies are relooking at their current office spaces and considering a refurbishment.
There are many reasons a company will consider refurbishing their existing office space. The space may have become dated over time, not reflect their brand identity or not meet the needs of their business and staff, the company may have grown, and the space is no longer efficient.
Whatever the reason, we have some tips on how to ensure your office refurbishment is a success.
Speak With Your Team
Before any work begins, gather a group of employees from different departments to discuss their requirements. Having an open conversation will foster previously overlooked ideas and help develop a space that meets the needs of employees and solves issues in the current space.
Once an initial list of employee wishes is created, use this to create a brief of what is required for the office refurbishment.
Work With Your Natural Resources
When it comes to the design of the space, it is vital to maximise the amount of natural light that enters the environment. Natural light has been proven to have numerous benefits for employees. Read more about the benefits here.
Spaces should be designed with open areas, where possible, to allow for the maximum level of natural light.
Create Dedicated Spaces
If an office space has been inherited and does not deliver its purpose, now is the time to reconfigure and transform the space.
With hybrid working on the rise, the office has adapted into a place to socialise and collaborate, and the office should now have areas to fulfil these needs. Creating dedicated collaboration areas and breakout zones is essential in the modern-day office and should be planned into the new space.
Furniture has an important role to play in employee workplace well-being. Consideration must be made on choosing the right furniture to suit different spaces. Selecting ergonomic solutions for the comfort of employees is fundamental in the modern work environment. Moving past traditional office furniture, sit-stand desks can be a beneficial addition, with research showing that standing increases productivity. Furniture should be designed to fit with the overall aesthetic of the space.
Communicate Your Brand
Integrating branding elements into the workplace allows a company to communicate who they are and what they stand for to employees and clients. Adding brand colours and logos is one way to connect stakeholders with a space. The design should also promote the culture of the organisation. Choices of materials and artwork can be used to reflect a company’s brand and personality.
Choose the Right Partner
An office refurbishment is a major investment. Therefore, it is essential to choose a trusted partner to handle the design and build of a new workspace. At Grant, we pride ourselves on understanding, designing (if required), and delivering your brand into a physical space. Creating an exciting, memorable experience for your employees.
Reach out to our team to begin the process of your office refurbishment.
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