While the idea of changing your office space may be attractive, or possibly even necessary, the thought of re-inventing your environment – and allocating tens or perhaps hundreds of thousands of dollars – is enough to curb your enthusiasm (to say the least!).
Fortunately, there are some low-cost, high-impact ways that you can change your office space without involving major construction. Here are 5 of the most popular ideas that are cropping up in workplaces around the country:
Adopt an “Open Office”
An open office is when you say goodbye to cubicles, and allow employees to co-locate in the same space so they can interact, collaborate and share resources. Many businesses that move in this direction also implement benching-type workstations, which are both comfortable and functional.
Focus on Interior Renovations
You can dramatically improve the look and feel of your workplace – which translates into more productive employees and impressed customers – by focusing on interior renovations, such as changes to flooring, wall coverings, window treatments, cabinetry, lighting, and so on. None of these enhancements need to involve major construction of any kind, and there are a wide range of materials, surfaces, finishes and colors to choose from.
Upgrade Your Phone & Data
Another highly beneficial way to change your office space – but without involving an architect or getting permits – is to upgrade your phone and data system. For example, you may find it worthwhile to switch to a completely wireless VoIP infrastructure, which would allow your employees to send and receive calls from anywhere on-site or even off-site (with mobile apps, etc.).
Add Sit-Stand Workstations
Sit-stand workstations allow employees to seamlessly choose and change their working position, which not only keeps them productive and alert, but it promotes flexibility, circulation, good posture, and other healthy benefits. What’s more, sit-stand desks are just plain cool, and they really change the look and feel of a business image to one that is very progressive and future-oriented.
Warehouse Surplus Furniture
Last but not least: sometimes the best changes are about what you take away vs. what you add, and such may be the case if you have excess furniture wasting valuable space. By warehousing your surplus furniture, you’ll still retain your valuable assets, but they won’t be in your employees’ way – or just as bad, make your professional office look like a used furniture showroom.
To learn more about these and other ways to change your office space without involving major construction, contact the Precision team today. Your consultation with us is free.