Yes, I know. There is a point in your life when you say to yourself that working is such a drag. No matter how much you love your job, there are moments that you feel like sleeping or you don’t want to do anything but stare into the space.
Very unproductive, isn’t it.
It turns out; your working space may have something to do with your working motivation. Some study stated that most employees complained about the space rather than their compensation. Their work attitude is directly proportional on how they perceived their working spaces. The more they think how not uplifting the working environment is, the more unproductive they become, thus, affecting the growth and development of the company. It may have been a very mundane fact, but little things like this can have a great effect on your trade in the long run.
With that, employers and business owners should give a very big thought on how they will set up their office space. These ten tips will help you plan the perfect office space for your employees.
1. The use of the space. Give definition to the space and determine what it is for. According to workspace specialist Monica Parker, by identifying the use and purpose of your office space, you will have a general idea if you are going to opt for a big space, a small workstation, or an open-office plan. For example, here in the Philippines, most employers want to have as much employee in one space as possible, which is why rental office Makati city space owner offer a feasible open-office plan that can accommodate a number of employees but is still comfortable.
2. Go for variety. Some people take comfort in monotony, but it gets boring and dull in the long run. Break the rules of conventional office space and add some spice in your work station. Adding some splash of colors on your white walls, intricate designs on your space, and some nice furniture to break the monotony can be uplifting. Boring office spaces affect the productivity and creativity of your employees.
3. Pick the best location. Inaccessible office locations can be a bummer, both for your clients and employees. As much as possible, pick a place that is accessible and can easily be reached by the people and consider the neighborhood and the establishments as well for convenience and safety.
4. Check the building security. Security should always be on top of the list. No matter how plush and lavish your space is, if it doesn’t pass the given security measures, it would definitely make everyone feel uneasy and uncomfortable every time they enter your space. Make sure that everything is built in accordance to the safety measures on the building code.
5. Know your “space freedom”. If you are on lease, check with your landlord the terms and condition regarding renovation. Ask if you can tear, replace, or put anything on your office space. All planning is moot if your landlord will not allow you to have some changes. It would be best if you can reach a healthy compromise regarding this matter.