Ready for a fresh office space? We hear that!
The benefits of renovating your office are varied – it won’t only improve aesthetics, but the physical and mental health of your team.
Here’s why an office renovation or refit could be just what the doctor (or shopfitter) ordered:
A chance to rebrand and reset
For many businesses, the pandemic led to a lot of ‘pivoting’ and re-evaluating. With that might come the need to look at your business and rebrand inline the business you’ve become over the past 12 months.
A renovation or refit is a natural fit for a rebrand – your space can be designed with your updated goals, strategy, and look and feel in mind. It’s also a chance to try something new or live out your business principles and values. For example:
- Trying an open plan or hotdesks to build better communication
- Creating dynamic spaces for your team to be creative and have fun
- Focusing on the wellbeing of your team to promote a healthy workplace
“It’s important to brand your space and align it with your business goals as it has a direct impact on team morale” adds Anthony Saab, Director of Total Fitouts Parramatta.
Create a space that reflects the next chapter of your business.
They say change is as good as a holiday – so a refit must be as good as a month-long retreat. A new, clean and updated space will inspire and motivate your team, which in turn increases productivity.
Let’s be honest, it’s needed now more than ever. The ups and downs of 2020 have exhausted everyone – people are drained, tired, and unmotivated. Refitting your office will bring a new feel, which in turn can rejuvenate the team and uplift morale.
Happy team, happy life.
Don’t have to ‘move’ offices
If you’re in dire need of a new space and tossing up your options, keep in mind that you won’t have to move if you opt to renovate or refit.
Moving is a pain – and it’s not just the actual packing and ‘moving’. It’s finding the space, negotiating the terms, getting your team on board with the new location, etc.
Instead stay where you are and focus your energy on what matters: creating an innovative and inspiring space that your team will love – and a renovation or refit can do just that.
Remove hazards, improve safety and get rid of pain points
Is there that one draw that doesn’t close and all the staff just know not to try? Or a sink that constantly blocks and is a running joke in the office?
A renovation or refit is a great time to get rid of all those annoying nuisances and pain points. It’s also a chance to review current hazards and strengthen safety, ensuring you create a safe and functional space for your team.
Reduce and declutter
A renovation or refit is a great chance to evaluate your office environment and get rid of what you don’t want, use or need.
Declutter your office by:
- Recycling all the broken and old computers, appliances, and furniture at the relevant places
- Donating or repurposing unused items
- Sorting through your stationery or storage cupboards
- Giving staff one box, locker or small filing cabinet each
Once you’ve decluttered, you can reduce what you bring into your new space and keep only what you need. Create a clean, minimal and thoughtfully-designed office that brings out the best in your team.
Be more eco-conscious
A renovation or refit is a chance to be more eco-conscious and make some environmentally friendly and sustainable choices.
- Using sustainable materials (see our blog on sustainable fitouts!)
- Making more eco-conscious energy decisions (such as using LED lights)
- Going paperless
Prepare yourself for growth
Whatever your business goals, you can renovate your office to set yourself up for growth and make design decisions that will allow you to expand.
Think about where you want your business to go and where you see your business in the future, then create a space that aligns.
“You want a space that you can alter in a simple and easy way so that you can expand and grow” advises Anthony. “While you don’t want to pay for space you’re not using, by designing your office to fit your evolving needs as a business, you’re setting yourself up for success.”