As a freelancer I don’t have business premises. I work from home or remote work in a number of fabulous venues. The places I enjoy remote working the most, and where I’m most productive are those with a great atmosphere. Something to consider. If, however, you are a customer-facing business, or even if you have clients visit you at the office, then having a great looking office is vital.
The way your business premises looks is a direct reflection on the kind of business you are running and having the right look can lift the opinions of those that visit. Have a look at some of the changes you can make to your office to give it a fantastic look.
Effective Business Premises: Get The Modern Look
Films like the Social Network have been setting examples when it comes to offices, and nowadays, business owners want to give their business a specific look or feel.
One of the directions that business owners are travelling is the way of open offices, large televisions and bean bags to help give them a relaxed and edgy feel. The reason for this is that bosses seem to want to introduce a fun dynamic into the workplace, and it makes the staff feel like they are a part of something different.
When the staff feel like this, it can boost productivity by massive amounts, and it also helps give the company an excellent image to the outside world.
Businesses that opt for the modern look are often not customer facing and generally offer modern solutions to the outside world.
Get The Classy Look With Your Business Premises
When it comes to customer-facing businesses that tend to offer high-end products to customers, attaching an air of class to the premises is one of the best things you can do.
If a high-end client is coming to visit, then being greeted by a grand sight will always go down well. Businesses that want to achieve this look tend to opt for stylish flooring like castle carpet and dark woods all around.
When you combine both of these with the right amount of light, some greenery and well-dressed staff, you are left with a warm and welcoming environment that oozes success.
The Minimalist Look
One of the simplest and most popular looks in offices today is the minimalist look. At one time offices were generally crammed to the brim with advertising material, stacks of paper and employees squeezed into every corner of the room.
Today, this is certainly not the case. Modern companies are opting for the less is more approach. To achieve this look business owners are looking toward big and bright walls, clean white finish desks and light flooring that gives an openness to the whole environment.
The minimalist look is also so popular due to the positive effect it has on employees. By reducing clutter and offering a bright and airy work environment, staff find they are altogether more positive about their job.
These are just three looks that could give your business a whole new feel and change how customers see you and your business. Will I give up my freelance/nomad working life one day. I can’t see it but if I do it’ll be to work from business premises that make me feel good (don’t worry, I’d still be self-employed but with a comfy chair and my own coffee machine).