A New Year has arrived, and with it comes a new opportunity to showcase your commercial office space in the light it deserves. If you’ve been putting off repairs and maintenance, avoiding change and postponing upgrades, there’s no time like the present to stop procrastinating and start getting things checked off of your to-do list. Doing so will make your entire office a happier, more energetic and more productive environment all around! Here are some easy tips to get you started.
If you’ve been putting off repairs that need to be done in your commercial office space, don’t waste any more time. Go room to room in your space and create a checklist that you can mark off one by one! All of the tiny fixes you make will do a lot to add overall value to your space.
Declutter & Organize
One of the easiest ways to invite some positive, new energy into your commercial office space is to put everything in its proper place. Even if you’ve only been in your office for a short amount of time, there’s something to be said for decluttering all of the stuff that gets accumulated rather quickly. Clear off desks, shred documentation that you no longer need, and consider digitizing the paperwork that you do need to keep. Clearing out your office of all the unnecessary junk leaves a lot of space for new ideas to flourish!
Give it a Deep Clean
Once you’ve cleared the clutter out of your commercial office space, it’s time to give it a deep clean. Fling open the windows, clean the carpets, disinfect hard surfaces, and perhaps even steam the upholstery on office chairs and couches. Winter is, unfortunately, a time where most offices are fighting illnesses being passed from one employee to another and a thorough cleaning can be just the thing to keep your crew healthy and happy.
Nothing will give your commercial office space a facelift quite like a fresh coat of paint. Choose a soothing, neutral color that will help your employees to feel calm, inspired and creative. Repainting your space is quick, effective and relatively inexpensive and it will make a world of difference!
Time to Update
The New Year is also a great time to update your commercial office space. This could be done by finally trading out the antiquated artwork that’s adorned the walls for the past three decades, upgrading to more modernized work spaces, swapping out light fixtures or replacing old carpeting. Don’t, however, stop there. It may also be time to update your software and make sure that your office is making use of the most efficient technologies available to it. Upgrading your tech is a great way to help your team put out quality work in a timely manner.
Encourage Eco-Friendly Changes
If your office hasn’t already jumped on board and made some “green” changes, now is the time to do so! Go paperless, purchase green products, consolidate your orders, and offer incentives to employees who opt to ride bikes or carpool to work. You may also choose to instill new office policies that ensure your employees completely power down their workstations before leaving at the end of the day and asking them to capitalize off of natural light during the day (in other words, only turn on those offensive overheads when you really have to).
Reconfigure Your Floorplan
The layout of your commercial office space might also be in need of a little TLC. Taking some time to reconfigure your floor plan could be just the thing to increase productivity and create a more positive flow in your office. Rather than squeezing everybody into tight little cubicles, let the walls come down and encourage more collaboration by designating co-working spaces for employees to use!
Don’t Forget the Exterior
Lastly, remember that your commercial office space is more than just the interior. Take care of any structural issues that need addressing, paint the exterior of the building and don’t forget to address the landscaping. Even if it’s still a little chilly to plant a bunch of things now, spring is right around the corner and it’s not too soon to begin working with a landscaper to create a plan!
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