If you’ve been using your office for a while, chances are it’s looking a little worn. Refurbishing your office not only repairs but also adds aesthetic appeal and functionalises the spaces around. This, in turn, can help bring about a constructive change by improving your business performance and having a positive effect on clients and staff. Some of the other benefits include:
Improving employee productivity
The average worker spends most of their life in the workplace, and working in a dull office can be demoralising and affect productivity. Company morale can be rejuvenated by something as simple as a fresh coat of paint and new furniture. Today, most companies opt to get rid of traditional cubicles and choose open settings where workers can freely communicate and collaborate without artificial barriers. Refurbishing your workplace utilising simple yet transformative techniques that promote interconnectedness can positively impact your employees, who will be more motivated to come to work each day and perform their best.
Increasing health and safety
Most old offices come with general wear and tear and damage to fixtures, which can pose a safety risk to your workers. A refurbished office allows you to evaluate and address whether or not your workspace adheres to the updated health & safety regulations, thus becoming a safe and secure environment for your employees, significantly reducing the risk of accidents.
Allowing for technology advances
With technology advancing rapidly, businesses need to introduce modern technology at the workplace to stay ahead of the competition. Making minor improvements, such as investing in faster Wi-Fi, communal tablet devices, or video conferencing facilities, can improve efficiency and productivity.
Enhancing your office design
Office refurbishment allows you to revisit your existing office layout and amenities and modify them to make the best use of the available space and resources. For instance, your current office might have no boardroom or lack space for new desks. Including open yet defined spaces, balanced acoustics, privacy booths, etc., can spruce up your current layout and give it a revitalised look.
Promoting agile working
Agile working is slowly gaining popularity in modern working life, and many employees now look for it before joining a company. The pandemic has further driven this working trend for many businesses and their employees. An agile workspace is about flexibility and enabling an office design that works for you as a business and your staff. Many traditional offices can’t facilitate this flexibility, so a refurbishment presents a chance to reconfigure and accommodate new products and more diverse work settings, whether a breakout area, social spaces, a gym, or a cafe.
Moving towards a green office
Alongside the clear aesthetic benefits, a refurbishment can help the environment too. By making yours a green office—reducing energy consumption within the company and installing energy-efficient fixtures, fittings and equipment—-you can drastically reduce your company’s carbon footprints.
Ultimately, while an office refurbishment can be an exciting experience that doesn’t have to drain your finances, even with the best planning, ideas emerge during a project that needs to be incorporated into the plan. Working with a professional and experienced office refurbishment organisation will provide you with commercial security and reduce the likelihood of any unwanted surprises.
At FLR Spectron, we work with clients to offer a workplace optimisation strategy that is tailormade to suit your organisation’s needs. If you’d like to know more, visit our website at https://www.flrs.co.uk//interiors/space-planning/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let us help you.