In order to improve the standing of their company, many business owners may make investments in employees and the technology they use. Whilst this is certainly helpful to some degree, it’s often forgotten how crucial the environment is in bringing both of these elements together. People and technology need to be able to work in sync with one another to produce the best results; making investments in them, without looking at the wider context that binds them together, will simply be plugging holes in an attempt to get the business ship to a safe harbour.

What’s needed is an office refurbishment, which is able to look at these relationships and plot the best course forward. A well-defined refurbishment can help to get all of the different elements of the business operation working together in harmony; pulling in the same direction to lead this business ship to the port of success.

How an office refurbishment can help a business

  • An improvement in productivity. From changing the colour scheme and improving the lighting to introducing the latest technology and ergonomic furniture; giving the office a fresh new look and feel will have a big impact on the morale of employees. By making an investment in items that will help them to portray their talents in a better, more defined way, this will also give an indication that the business values its staff, which will further help to strive them on to create great work.
  • Create additional space. An office refurbishment can help to re-organise the space available to the business. This means that when the business needs to grow, it won’t have to worry about compromising existing space to fit anyone in, or even to think about moving into a new office altogether.
  • Improve health and safety. No matter the size or sector it operates in, the upkeep of best health and safety practices are a vital part of any business. As part of their duty of care, it’s an employer’s legal obligation to ensure the safety of its employees and members of the public, who may come into contact with it. An office refurbishment can help to address any issues, including general wear and tear (that can easily turn into hazards), as well as any other serious problems.
  • Encourage interaction and creativity. In a similar vein to how the office design can help productivity, the layout of the workplace is also important in facilitating the exchange of ideas and fostering interaction between employees. Through an improved culture of teamwork and togetherness comes better ideas; leading to better work produced for the business.
  • Communicate your brand. Any business with designs on carving out a unique identity to their clients will need to establish its own brand. Branding tells those who view it, everything about the owner; it sets a sense of ‘professionality’, giving them the confidence that they can place their trust in the business.
  • Attract (and retain) staff. Having the capacity to attract (and keep) talented employees is of critical importance to every business out there. Did you know that in recent years, an increasing number of people are choosing the business they work for based on the quality of their interiors? As mentioned earlier, employees are seeking a platform from which they can display their abilities, somewhere from which they can grow. By establishing a comfortable, collaborative, well-equipped and inspiring work environment, they will more likely grow more attached to the company, making for a great long-term retention rate.
  • Reduced impact on the environment. One of the wider benefits of an office refurbishment is that it looks at the office’s contribution to the environment. It may be the case that the interiors haven’t been updated in some time, which means that the business gets through quite a lot of energy in its day-to-day operations. Not only is this costly for the business, it also creates more greenhouse gases, costing the environment too. A better office design will minimise the impact that energy usage has on the environment and will save the business much money in the long-term too. Everyone’s a winner!

Enhance the effectiveness of your workplace, with Oaktree Interiors

If you represent a business that is looking to improve its office interiors, why not allow Oaktree Interiors to help? Regardless of the size or type of business you operate, our expert office refurbishment team have a vast array of experience in finding bespoke solutions in creating office fit outs.

In the past, we’ve helped new, local start-ups, right through to those offices who are a link in a multinational chain. This same high level of flexibility is also reflected within the types of work we produce; whether you’re looking for a full refurbishment, to relocate your office or simply make a few small changes to your existing interiors, we can implement our skills and experience to help you realise your ideal office environment.

If you would like to learn more about how our office refurbishment service can help your business to create its ideal working environment, why not get in touch with a member of our team today? You can give them a call on 0345 21 86955 or alternatively, you can send an e-mail to hello@oaktreeoffice.com.

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