You know that your website and marketing material (e.g. brochures, catalogs, business cards, etc.) are an expression of your brand, and say key things about your business: who you are, what you’re about, and where you’re heading.
However, you may not know – or perhaps you may not fully realize, since it can be easy to overlook – that your office layout says things about your business as well. And it doesn’t matter if you typically connect with customers via phone, email or web, instead of on-site at your location(s). Don’t forget that employees are deeply influenced by your office layout, especially since they spend 40-50 hours a week in the environment. In fact, in terms of “waking hours”, employees usually spend more time at work than they do anywhere else!
And so, with the above in mind, we can return to the question: what does your office layout say about your business?
Naturally, here at Precision we can’t answer this question, since we don’t know what your specific environment looks like (we’re office layout experts, but not clairvoyant!). However, we can open your eyes to what your office layout CAN say about your business, in the very near future, if you partner with us to help you make some low-cost, high-impact decisions:
- That you are collaborative, because your office layout enables your team to regularly and effectively interact – both formally and informally.
- That you are efficient, because your office layout is aligned with workflows, so that teams get more done in less time.
- That you are employee-focused, because your office layout makes the environment a healthy and inviting space where employees want to be vs. can’t wait to leave.
- That you are progressive and growing, in the sense that while your office layout is professional and possibly conservative (if suitable for your industry and marketplace), it’s also future-oriented and poised for growth.
- That you are focused on quality, because your office layout “fits together” as part of a harmonious, cohesive whole vs. an ad hoc collection of colors, materials and furniture that have been pieced together over the years.
- That you are socially responsible, because your office layout uses energy efficient lighting, and walls and/or cubicles don’t block airflows that lead to energy waste.
Again, reaping the above benefits – and sending these key messages to your employees, customers, and any other partners or stakeholders who visit your location(s) -- does not necessarily involve a costly renovation. Often, it’s a matter of re-imagining the layout and, in some cases, decommissioning some excess or unwanted furniture and replacing them with new or refurbished items.
To learn more about having your office layout speak volumes about how your dynamic business is thriving – and that your best days are ahead of you, not behind -- contact the Precision team today. Your consultation is free.