When many business owners and executives think about an office redesign, they tend to focus on “look and feel”. For example, they may begin to notice that their office is starting to look dated and faded; especially in comparison to what some of their competitors are doing.
However, while modernizing and improving esthetics are certainly valid and common motives for looking at an office redesign, there are several others that signal that it’s time for a change.
Below, we highlight some of the top reasons why an office redesign should be on your radar screen:
You Want to Improve Productivity and Performance
An office redesign can have a significantly positive impact on employee productivity and performance. For example, collaborative and open spaces can be created to prevent “silos” from going up. Or teams can be strategically co-located to improve efficiency (e.g. sales and marketing, operations and administration, etc.). Even making it easier for employees to move around the office and find what they need will make a difference, and transform the cost of an office redesign from a necessary expense into a ROI-generating investment.
You Want to Boost Your Image
Many businesses spend tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars on advertising to boost their image – especially if they are in a highly competitive or saturated field, and “getting lost in the crowd” is a critical risk.
However, an office renovation can be a much more cost-effective way to boost image and brand awareness, and send a clear and exciting signal to employees, customers, partners and all other stakeholders that a business’s best days are ahead of it – not behind!
You Want to Reduce Sick Days and Absenteeism
Unhealthy offices – which are those characterized by excessive noise pollution, ineffective lighting, blocked airflows, and so on – are more than just unpleasant places to work. They’re “sick buildings” that typically lead to above-average sick days and absenteeism: both of which are costly and, even worse, have absolutely no possibility of generating ROI (e.g. paying for employees not to come into work is, financially speaking, all pain and no gain!).
What’s more, healthier employees are happier, more engaged, more productive, and less likely to head for the competition. All of these are critical benefits that are directly and indirectly supported by a smart office redesign.
You Want to Improve Recruiting & Retention
We noted above that an office redesign can help with retention. But it can also support recruitment as well, since it sends an impressive message to candidates that a business is strong, growing, and cares about its image and employees. This is particularly important for businesses that want to attract Millennials, who are very savvy and sophisticated when it comes to branding and image. As they say, first impressions matter – not just with customers, but with candidates too!
To learn more about the advantages and benefits of an office redesign – and how you can achieve multiple business objectives through a single project – contact the Key Interior team today.