We understand that refurbishing your place of work can sometimes be a confusing and difficult task. So, to give you a helping hand,here is a list of 4 tips for office refurbishment.
4 Tips For Office Refurbishments
- Plan For The Needs Of Tomorrow
With regards to office refurbishment,it is very important that in addition to your business' current needs, you should also consider the needs of tomorrow.
As such, you might want to consider improving the use of technology within your workplace. Perhaps you could increase the amount of electric outlets in your office space, possibly adding some USB outlets.
Additionally, with regards to planning for the needs of tomorrow, your business should also look for ways that you can attract new talent to your business through an office refurbishment service. In a previous Active blog regarding attracting new talent, integrating new technology was one of the tips suggested to attract new talent from Generation Z, who are also known as 'Digital Natives'.
- Consider Ways That You Could Improve Office Productivity
If you're refurbishing your office, you should look for ways that your refurbishment could improve the productivity of your employees working within the office space.
There are many things to consider with regards to office productivity. For example, you need to consider the office environment itself and make sure that the office space is comfortable. In our blog titled, “How Can An Office Improve Productivity?" in the section about creating a comfortable office, some suggestions included things such as office furnishings and natural light, but it also included other things such as computer peripherals.
Additionally,you might want to also consider how sound affects your workplace. Distracting sounds can indeed be a major concern for many office spaces, especially for large open plan office areas. If you're concerned about noise levels in open plan office environments, our blog titled, “Considering Acoustics In The Open Plan Office" might be of interest to you. It discusses possible solutions such as implementing designated areas for concentration, utilising acoustic furniture such as sound absorbing poufs, and it also discusses how plants could help absorb and soften background noise.
Plants can also have other impacts on office productivity.If you would like to learn more about the impact plants could have on a working environment, you may be interested in reading about Biophilic office design: A growing trend.
- Think About Colour In Your Workplace
It might be tempting to opt for more neutral colours, however according to various researching into the psychology of colour; different colours can have different effects on people. As such, if used correctly, colour could contribute towards employee productivity and wellbeing.
For example, some people believe that blue is associated with cool, calm, and reliability. Additionally, as blue is a colour with a low wavelength, it is thought that blue may help people to feel relaxed and de-stressed. However, if you're considering using blue in the workplace, avoid darker shades as these could evoke feelings of sadness and potentially have a depressing effect on your staff.
Alternatively, you could opt for a warm and bright colour such as yellow which some believe can evoke feelings of wellbeing and positivity.
- Choose A Reputable Office Refurbishment Business
When you make the decision to refurbish your place of work, it is very important that you choose a skilled and reputable professional to provide you with a refurbishment and office fit out service.
Active are very experienced with regards to providing office fit outs and refurbishments. We have delivered projects for some of the biggest brands in today's markets including Virgin Media and Channel 4.
Our team of project managers and multi-trade professionals can use their wealth of knowledge to provide you with a high-quality workplace refurbishment service that meets both your business' needs and your budget.
So, if you need help and assistance remodelling your workspace, get in touch with the talented team at Active. We can help you maximise your space and create a collaborative working environment; helping to improve the productivity and performance of your employees by placing employee wellbeing at the heart of the project.