Your office is at the heart of your business, and for it to perform to its best potential the space really has to be right. Your staff will work harder, you’ll impress customers and clients and you can even help the environment by making a few simple changes in the office. Here are a few ideas to consider.
It seems like such a simple change to make in the office, but a fresh coat of paint, some new blinds and some nice decorative touches like custom signs and plants can make a world of difference in the office. We are all affected by our surroundings, and so it makes sense that people are never going to do their best work or feel motivated in a dingy and unpleasant office. Brighten the place up, it’s not expensive and something you can do even if you’re renting.
Make it More Eco Friendly
As the human race, the impact we have had on our planet is devastating. Deforestation, acid rain, pollution and masses of waste plastic in the oceans are all part of the problem. Thankfully we’re becoming increasingly aware of these issues and many of us are doing more to help prevent further issues and reverse the damage we have done. We all know the importance of recycling, using less plastic and using less energy in our homes- but this is something as a business owner you can bring to the office too. Commercial bin hire companies usually have a good recycling policy, meaning whether you’re tackling a big job that requires a lot of waste or just need regular trash collection, everything you get rid of will be disposed responsibily. Many companies have made a pledge to go paper free over the next decade, this is something you could aim to do. In a world where we do everything online, we don’t need to be handing out paper reciepts or paper invoices when these can quite easily be emailed. Theres no need to use single use pens or printer cartridges when we can buy refillable and save on both money and waste plastic.
Upgrade to the Cloud to Solve Storage Issues
Not only are paper files hard to access (as you have to manually search through them) but there’s also risk of things like theft, fire or flood wiping them out which could spell disaster for your business. You also have the issue of storage, and when you need to keep hold of hundreds of folders and pieces of paper this can take up considerable space in your office. It’s time to get your head in the cloud, here you can back up your data to cloud based servers. The information is encrypted so it’s completely safe, and you can access it from anywhere in the world securely, from any computer. Get rid of any paper files you don’t need and switch to cloud based methods instead, there are loads of benefits including making more room in your office.