You may not always have the luxury of having adequate space for the office, and thus, requires your smart thinking. Firstly, arrange the cubicles or the tables in a manner that gives adequate space for your employee to walk about if needed. Besides, cubicles are so last year and you can even think of an open office space. This largely reduces the space consumed to establish cubicles. Encourage the employees to have clutter-free desks. Most employees have the tendency to make their work desks a shrine for their personal hobbies. Of course, their personal interests should be encouraged but not at the expense of the already limited space.
Try cutting down on the amount of paper used. Too many printouts lying around create the image of a very ‘packed’ office. Use sharing software such as Dropbox. This is free and also environmental friendly.
Have smart storage options. Think vertically in this case, as it saves up a lot of space. Do not fill the office room with cabinets and cupboards.
The colour you use on your wall has a massive impact on the office environment. It will set the tone of your office, and it is thus important that it be a positive one. Avoid colours that are gloomy and dark. They not only hamper the good spirits of your employees, but also gives a much closeted, depressing look to the interior. Opt for light colours such as blue, purple, yellow and green. They reflect light better, create an illusion of more space inside the office, and facilitate a calming environment for your employees.
Apart from the colour code, also focus on lighting. Have large windows if you can. However, if this is an inconvenience to you, then opt for better lighting.
Keep it spotless
Having a neat and tidy office is very, very important. Untidy offices reflect negatively on the mindset of your employees, making the office space unpleasant and unappealing. For example, unpolished and darkened flooring can make the room look gloomy, while also leading to a lot of health problems. Invest in a tile and grout cleaning service, for an example.
They have the uncanny ability to make your carpet look as good as new. And no, tile and grout cleaning service will not cost you a hand a leg either.
An office is a stressful place, and if your office is a place that is active 24/7, then this is more so. For an example, my experience as a news reporter in one of the leading media channels in the country gave me a fine insight as to how stressful this can be. However, to their credit, the employers had gone out of their way to provide us with relaxing spots. A small verandah, some cushions to sit and sip some tea. Small gestures such as these go a long way in making the office an appealing place for the employees.