We are well away in terms of the year so far. Can you believe it’s nearly March? Seems like last week we were tucking into the Christmas Turkey and were back to making office furniture.
It’s been a busy few weeks here at OfficeLife, largely down to the February half term and the ever popular Storagewall being specified by an increasing number of schools. But that’s enough about us for now.
Below is information on how to take help take your customers business to the next level with new, bespoke office furniture. Let us know what you think.
Make better use of existing space.
Has the space in the office stayed the same for the past few years? Well chances are your business has grown, or changed over the same period, so it’s logical to assume that you needs will have too? Forgetting to mention the new technology that is now available, flexible working, hot desking etc. All things that have evolved significantly in recent times and it’s possible to make the current office environment far more efficient by adapting it to latest working practices and trends.
The most important thing to do when thinking about a reshuffle is plan, plan and plan. At OfficeLife we can work with you or your customer to ensure that your space is fully utilized and bespoke to you.
Another factor to consider is when to actually start moving furniture around so that it has a minimal impact on your business. Sometimes this can be done out of office hours but, this can incur additional costs. We would suggest a Friday afternoon, fresh for Monday!
The right furniture
This needs to be assessed for your specific needs. Main things to consider are; how much space do you have? How many people do you have working in that space? And how much space does each individual need?
Top tip: Rather than buying what desks you think your staff need, it’s always a good idea to ask them what they feel they need and would make life easier for them. There might be something that’s been overlooked.
A splash of colour
Beige is back… well not really, but maybe one day. There has definitely been a resurgence of colour in the past couple of years with products like our TEK-10 ranges being specified in different colours. (Which look great) A number of surveys have been conducted recently suggesting a splash of colour can have a dramatic effect on the performance of an office team. Sounds absurd that a bit of colour can make people work harder, but the evidence speaks for itself.
No need to go mad, but some tasteful contrasting colours can have a big impact on the overall look of the room, along with increasing brand continuity, but more on that below.
Introducing company branding into an office design is a great way to engage staff and can also help establish values for a business within the team. A note of advice though; if you’re not au fait with design, it’s worth hiring a professional to ensure you get that perfect look, first time.
This year the trend seems to be for bespoke office furniture, be it storage, reception desks or even traditional desks in non-standard shapes and sizes and colours. It’s great that customers are thinking outside the box and experimenting, so if you’re office or educational furniture is due an update, give us a call on 01376 505800
By Oliver Anthony
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