Changes that can be made to create a more welcoming office
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Anyone who’s in a senior position will know that it’s important to be viewed as approachable. However, this is sometimes hard to achieve when your office sends the opposite message. That’s why you should make strides towards attaining a welcoming office for your staff and possible visitors. With this in mind, here are five ways to make your office more welcoming.
There’s something very awkward about entering an office only to find that there’s nowhere to sit. This, unfortunately, is what your staff may be faced with if you don’t provide additional seating. Another chair to pull up to your desk should leave people with no doubt that they can make themselves comfortable in your office.
Keep it bright
Certain colours – such as beige or yellow – are welcoming. Meanwhile, others – such as cold shades of blue – can keep people at bay. The art of keeping things bright stretches beyond the colour scheme you choose for your office, and instead can include having plenty of lamps and lights as well.
Organisation is key
Even if you’re comfortable within your own personal chaos, it doesn’t mean that others will be. In fact, a sight like too many papers left on the desk can create the illusion that you are too busy to speak to people. Luckily, a good filing system and plenty of storage space can prevent your office from appearing disorganised.
Leave the door open
Nothing says ‘come on in’ like leaving your door open ever so slightly. It’s a simple trick that tells people you’re happy to talk should they want to pick your brain for advice. Likewise, it might be handy for your desk to face the door so that your colleagues don’t feel like they’re sneaking up on you.
You just can’t have too many office supplies. After all, such extras may attract people into your personal workplace if they would like to lend something. Unfortunately, if you’re short on supplies your staff might think you’ll be unwilling to share what you have if they ask.
Let’s make a change
If you want your staff to know that you’re open for business, you might need to overhaul the office. Get in touch today for expert help on how to create a forward-thinking space that is welcoming and benefits everyone.