Keeping your employees happy and comfortable in your office space can make a huge difference in their overall loyalty, longevity and productivity with your company. While spending a lot of money to make your office luxurious would be nice, not all companies may have that financial freedom or office space.
Surprisingly, furniture rearrangement, costing very little, can make a huge difference. Before you begin pushing and shoving furniture all over the place, first consider making a plan. Would the goal of your furniture rearrangement be to increase overall functionality or instead to improve the office ambiance? Whatever your goal, begin sketching out a plan, making sure to account for all the furniture in the office and checking to make sure that you don’t cover any important outlets or cables. Look at copiers or other shared equipment and try to find a common place that will be beneficial for all your employees.
Consider grouping together different teams or groups to aid in communication and camaraderie. If you have teams, such as salespeople or human resources representatives, that spend a lot of time on the phone, consider separating them so that they won’t disturb other employees that need quiet to work. Controlling overall noise level in an office can make a big difference in comfort level, and simple furniture rearrangement can be the key to controlling disturbing noises.
Allowing employees to be flexible with their own spaces also makes a huge difference in productivity as they are able to take ownership at the company and feel freedom to move things according to their own preferences. Consider having a collaboration meeting amongst your employees to come up with a new design for your furniture rearrangement. A design you’ve all agreed upon means employee satisfaction for years to come. If you are feeling like there is a lull in your company, consider furniture rearrangement.