By Susan Mumbua
The office space is one of the places you spend most of your time during the day. Some people spend up to ten hours in the office therefore, it should be comfortable and suitable for long hours.
The office also gives potential and existing clients an idea on who they are dealing with. It’s the first impression. Investing on improving your office space is the first step to attracting clients.
Lamudi looks at some of the ways you can maximize your office space and make it look professional and spacious.
Group people by needs
It’s easier to group people by needs and not by titles. If you have an open plan concept, put people together according to what they do. This will minimize movement in the office and create efficiency. It creates an illusion of oneness within departments and management is easily approachable in case of any problem.
Declutter the front office
Keep the front office clean and simple. This is not the place to have cabinets and files all over the area. Have a front office desk, chairs for the visitors, some company banners and magazines to keep the visitors entertained while waiting. You can have some tablets on the table with the company profile and other videos for people to know more about you.
This is one of the most important factors in an office. Lighting helps with staying focused and feeling creative. You can achieve good lighting by opening up windows and doors to get natural lighting. Bad lighting causes headaches, fatigue, eyestrain and irritability.
Brighten the office using different colors. Use the corporate colors to personalize the office space. If you can’t change the colors of the walls, use wallpaper, it’s easy to remove and can last for a long time. Try using different colors for the office blinds and furniture.