With over 20 years experience of office fit outs and maintenance, we have come across to a few general rules that will improve your work environment straight away and give you peace of mind when it comes to your office equipment.
Look after your office
People who clean their homes only when it gets messy are often more unhappy and less healthy than people who do regular small cleans to keep things in check (Saxbe & Repetti, 2010; Keith 2013). This is the same with your office. Studies show if your office isn’t kept in good shape, productivity drops, profits will fall, and wellbeing will be worse.
Our offices are like our second homes, so we should treat them as such. Perhaps you need to redesign or redecorate the place, or maybe just remove the clutter on desks by adding multi-purpose furniture or modular storage units. If there are things in your office that are not helping your company grow or are damaging wellbeing, get rid of them.
Create a checklist
As business gets busier, small things like desk space or breakout areas can become neglected, which has a larger impact than you might think. It is often due to a lack of understanding of components that leads to poorly maintained spaces (Au-Yong, Ali, & Ahmed, 2015), so simply learning what needs to be maintained and how often it should be serviced etc can save you time and money in the long run. You can create a checklist based on what office equipment, space and interior components your business has. Whether you choose to hire a handy man to assists you or undertake a DIY approach running regular check-ups is a must!
Nobody enjoys regular maintenance but the cost of neglect is always more than replace,
financially and for the planet.
Tidy = less distraction
Every business is expected to maintain a level of safety to prevent any unsanitary or hazardous conditions, but why not take it a step further? Messy and nonfunctioning offices mean messy and nonfunctioning minds. Clutter reduces focus (McMains & Kastner, 2011), so if the environment we’re in isn’t tidy, our minds aren’t either. We need functionality and clarity to function, good office presentation to feel valued and healthy interior for our body and mind wellbeing, which all will lead to happier staff, more productivity and thereby more profit.
Office appearance determines business success
Failing to constantly care and maintain our company headquarters can turn out harmful to our reputation. Office is where customers are welcomed and they get an idea of our way of doing business. It is important that office is in keeping attention to every detail because this is how we want our customers to review the work we do. Our office is often a powerful selling tool to display professionalism and culture to visiting clients.
Budget for maintenance
Always consider professional office maintenance services to avoid incomplete projects and keys services failure. At Remarcable, we offer a 2-year guarantee and inclusive aftercare to leave you to do what you do best, run your own business. It’s all well and good building a great place to work, but it needs to stay great, because that’s what you and your company deserve.