We’ve all heard the saying “a change is as good as a rest”. However, when do you know when it’s time to make a change, and how can you tell if you’re jumping in too soon or you’re not taking the actions you need?
It can be hard to know when the right time to do something is, but some decisions are easier than others and many situations give you signs that you simply need to take notice of.
For instance, if you’re thinking of changing your office around, perhaps purchasing some new office furniture and changing the whole decor, how can you be sure that you really need to do this, if you really need to spend that money, or whether you should wait a little while longer?
The good news is that this particular decision will give you signs that it’s time.
It’s definitely time to redesign your office when:
- It’s been upwards of 10 years since you last redecorated or changed anything in your office
- Your office furniture is breaking or constantly needing to be fixed
- Your employees are complaining that their office chairs give them back or neck ache
- When you walk into the office it just doesn’t feel modern or innovative
- Things just feel static and you sense there is a need for new energy
- Your office furniture doesn’t match or looks outdated
It’s easy to keep putting off an office redecoration or complete redesign because it costs money and takes time. There is also the possibility that changing your office around in this manner will disrupt the work your employees are going and therefore cause a drop in productivity. No business wants that to happen.
If you can nod your head to even one of the above signs, it’s time to seriously think about changing things around in your office. If you want to save cash, you can do so by only focusing on one element. For instance, maybe you simply need to breathe a little freshness into your office and you can do this by painting the walls and decluttering the window sills, so you can throw open the windows and let the fresh air in.
Maybe you need to replace your office furniture and make everything match. That small change can make a huge difference from how an office looks and how it feels to your employees during their working days. You don’t have to follow the latest trends and recreate an expensive design you’ve seen online, you can simply make your office fresher and more energetic with a few changes in the right direction.
Not only will your employees be happier and therefore more productive, but you will retain your existing staff and you might even attract new talent in the process. All of this is very attainable from simply changing a few things around in your office and focusing on the experience of your staff during their working days. Of course, you should also ask your employees what they would like to change and see in the new office design - you never know, they might have some fantastic ideas that you haven’t thought of yourself!