Take the plunge and move to another office
While some people are willing to take the opportunity to move office, others are stressed out over the thought of relocating their business. Relocating to a new office does not always have to be related with getting bigger or looking for cheaper office space. Have you ever thought that your employees might find themselves feeling trapped, joyless and bored with being in the same office for years?
According to CABE¹ (The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment), the office design can have an impact on business performance. Specifically, it can influence:
• productivity of staff
• motivation and retention of staff
• knowledge and skills of staff
• innovation and creativity in the workplace
• responsiveness to business or technological change
• catalysing culture shifts
• customer attraction and retention
• optimisation of total occupancy cost.
It can be therefore argued that a dull atmosphere will not bring the best out of employees. If your employees are not feeling comfortable in their working environment, it can be detrimental to morale. Changing the location of the office, even 20 metres down the road, can revive the enthusiasm of your employees and boost their morale and productivity. Your personnel will therefore end up being more dedicated towards their work as employee satisfaction and employee productivity go hand in hand.
Moving is definitely among life’s most stressful experiences, but if the relocation process is planned and budgeted effectively, it can mean a renewed and determined workforce, all eager to be productive and get straight to work. 80% of professionals link the quality of their workspace to job satisfaction; a figure that demonstrates that office space not only affects productivity and efficiency, but dictates it. Providing employees with attractive surroundings that support their needs can transform their attitudes towards work and the workplace. You should therefore apply a little forward thinking to consider the effect the change of scenery may have on your employees. At the end of the day, by having motivated personnel, you ensure your business’s operation at peak performance.