Christmas is (almost) here! By now, offices up and down the country will be decorating their office design with all sorts of Christmas paraphernalia. Or at least thinking about it. The chances are most offices have already got their Christmas party plans in order and excitement and joy is filling the air as time ticks down to a couple of festive days off!
If you run your own office, you can be forgiven for thinking that such things will lead to a downturn in work as concentration will be placed elsewhere but work. In fact, you can actually harness that Christmas spirit and the excitement that surrounds it by using the season as an opportunity to foster some genuine togetherness and rapport between your staff – after all, they DO have to be able to work alongside each other. As they're your greatest asset, your staff members being able to work alongside each other in perfect sync may prove vital in your business being a success.
The obvious advantage of creating a team is to combine the abilities of individuals and shape them towards achieving your business goals. In the workplace, different people will have different ways of thinking, different ways of working – therefore, each individual will have diverse ideas, skill levels and attitudes towards their work. Any good manager is able to analyse these strengths and weaknesses, ultimately creating an environment that can get the best out of each individual.
In order to create this effective team, the office design plays a big part – being the physical environment that they will be working in for more than 7 hours a day, the need for the facility to be comfortable and functional should be of the utmost importance. In terms of fostering teamwork, many workplaces have been transformed to cater for this – the introduction of a breakout room, for staff to undertake meetings and to relax, will help them to throw around ideas away from the pressure of the work arena, as well as also helping to foster that all-important working relationship between them. You could say that the aim of a breakout room is something that Christmas is perfect for.
As Christmas draws closer, it's likely that most offices will start to slip into more 'informal territory' – rather than looking at this as a negative, there are a number of different things that you can put in place in your office design that would ultimately be of benefit to the business and the team in general. These include:
However you shape your office this Christmas, there are always improvements you can make to your office design to in order improve levels of teamwork, comfort and functionality for your staff. Why not consider a better design of your office as a Christmas present to yourself?
Here at Oaktree Interiors, we are a vastly-experienced office design company that has carried out a wide range of refurbishments, fit-outs and relocations across the South-East of England. Our work has helped our clients to possess their ideal working environments that have offered inspiration, comfort and the functionality needed to complete the work in hand.
No matter the requirements of your business, we are able to undertake the ideal office refurbishment that will help you to progress to the next level. As part of our service, we are able to offer you a completely FREE no-obligation consultation service that will take into account your requirements and current office space, and incorporate it into a 3-D presentation of what your perfect office would look like.
If you would like to learn more, why not get in touch with us today? You can give us a call on 0845 474 3556, or alternatively, you can send an e-mail to us at firstname.lastname@example.org