How Good Office Interior Design Can Help Your Business Grow 53

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Common factors that come up in the discussion about business growth are cash flow, company values, keeping up with the latest technology, and the quality of your staff. However, one factor that often gets overlooked is the interior design of your company’s office.

On the face of it, the way your office is fitted out seems largely irrelevant. However, for companies in which employees are office based 8 hours a day, 5 days a week it’s hugely important.

It’s not just a place where people go and work. It’s a place they spend much of their day and statistics are showing that the design of your office has an impact on business growth in a number of ways.

Office Interior Design and Employee productivity

That’s right, office interior design can have an impact on the productivity of your workforce.

In fact, when you think about it, of course it does! An office painted in drab colors, with dull lighting and uncomfortable furniture isn’t exactly going to promote creativity and a good work ethic. Whereas an office tailored to the needs of the employees who work there is naturally going to instill a positive mindset, which can then lead to better productivity.

In a recent study, 25% of employees who took part said that the interior office fit out was hindering their performance. Whilst over half of those who took part said that their performance would improve if their office was designed to fit their needs.

So how can you refurbish your office to benefit your workers and to increase their productivity?

One key area of the office is the available space.

Everyone in a company is different and therefore works more effectively in different circumstances.

Is there a quiet area for employees to go to if they need to recharge their batteries? Are there areas that encourage teamwork for employees to brainstorm ideas?

Making sure you manage the available space in the office effectively can boost productivity as it not only means employees can work in their ideal environment, but it showcases that your consideration for the workforce when making decisions, which goes a long way to improving office morale.

Hiring The Best in The Business

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When a company starts interviewing for a job opening, nine times out of ten the interview is going to take place in the company’s office. What a lot of businesses fail to realize, when it comes to interviewing potential employers, is the notion that potential employees are weighing up whether or not they actually want to work for you as well.

Sure, the interviewers are also doing the same thing in regards to deciding whether that person is a right fit for the company. But it’s important that the company is an attractive prospect.

Realistically, if you’ve got someone in for an interview it’s because:

a) that person is looking for a job and
b) they’ve got a good CV.

This means that other companies, most likely your competitors, could also be considering the applicant.

The very first impression of your company that an interviewee will get will be when they walk in to the office pre-interview. By utilizing effective office refurbishment services, including vibrant colors, good space allocation and bright lighting, you could help to ensure good applicants don’t slip through the net.

After all, 33% of workers say that office design can significantly impact their decision on whether to accept a job offer or not.

Impressing, Gaining and Retaining Clients

For many companies, clients are what keep the company ticking over. Without clients, a lot of businesses, more specifically agencies, would go bust because there would be no money coming in and no work for the employees.

It’s imperative that you keep clients happy. Although a lot of this will be down to the quality of work, the way you present yourself as a company certainly matters.

Picture a client coming into the office to find it cramped, and fitted with shoddy furniture. It won’t go down well as it doesn’t make you look professional in the slightest. Then picture a POTENTIAL client coming in to find that. It would likely be an instant no, because you can bet that a rival company will present themselves in a more professional manner to hook the client.

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Hunt Down Your Goals and Become Fearless Like a Lion

To be fearless is to dare yourself to think new thoughts, take risks, fail and find the courage to start again.

In order to change, you must face the uncomfortable, because fear is not supposed to run you. Instead, it is a call to action.

We all have fear and we must never let it paralyze our dreams. If 2017 was an unsuccessful year, hopefully, this article will inspire you to take action.

I know how it feels when you are tired of listening to those inner voices of doubt. Slowly, the anger builds up inside. Despite those feelings, you can channel fear and anger in the right way and start to hunt for your dreams. Throughout my life, I felt a renewed hunger and drive to succeed when I simply let go of denial, accepted full responsibility and took affirmative action.

“Everybody wants to eat but a few are willing to hunt”

In today’s cold reality humans do not like to see anyone other than themselves succeed. Most will never take the next step to improve their life or the lives of their future generations to come. We are pushing towards survival of the fittest.

Tell me, when a lion hunts does it care what is in its way? No. The lion is in pursuit because it is relentless.

You must become the king of the jungle. All the things that make up our lives are in intricate balance and you must fight to protect your dreams.

1. Be fearless like a lion.

A lion has no fear of any challenge, so how do I become fearless?

My simple answer to overcoming fear is that I wake up with the burning desire in my heart. The burning desire is created by repeating positive affirmations like I CAN and I WILL.

Hidden somewhere deep down within you, there is that courage to dare yourself.

Ask yourself who is really stopping you? Go out there and let loose and you will learn what great lengths you are capable of going to.

Your first job before you start hunting is to find the fighter within you.

2. Know your limits and then defy them.

You’ve reached a certain limit but just can’t seem to go that extra mile. Once you become fearless, you become limitless.

A mind that is fearless has the urge to take more action and that is where you become defiant. Try your best to understand what you are doing wrong as sometimes it is easy to give up hope. So focus your attention on studying the obstacle in detail.

As you achieve one goal, you have the mental capacity, maturity and experience to face a new challenge. Therefore, your hunger and appetite for more success increase. Keep pushing no matter what and you will eventually break through.

I know for sure it is difficult at first, but now you’ve successfully defied the odds.

3. Think of a plan, visualize it and execute it.

A lion stalks its prey from a distance and seldom charges as it grows closer and closer displaying deadly predatory behaviour.

Never rush to execute a plan as it takes careful selection. Be clear what you want just as the lion calculates timing. 

Visualization is a vital tool to programme your subconscious mind in order to create that bridge of what is non-existent into reality, which is capturing your goal.

4. Be willing to accept failure.

Failures are what propel anyone forward their current success. We can certainly learn from our failures, but our intentions should be to succeed in accomplishing our goals! Failure is then a learning process, not a reason to accept defeat. You are the king, show no remorse!!!

Motivation from Will Smith is perhaps one of my favorites. Here’s one speech:

5. Have a winning attitude every day.

To keep the cycle of motivation in constant momentum you must work hard too.

The winning attitude is created by approaching your life with discipline and putting in the hours of practice.

I like to perform a reflective practice and personal development, which enables me to identify areas where I am falling down and thus need to pay more attention to.

6. Don’t allow criticism to defeat you.

We are afraid what others think of us, what we have or what we are going to do. It is you that must make that self-promise to finish what you started.

Every once in a while, a lion must remind everyone what he is capable of.

You are the king of the jungle. Own it!

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This article was written by Usman Mahmood. Besides working in the field of science helping patients through genetic testing, his purpose is to empower and inspire people in life with motivational videos, messages, articles, and stories from around the world. He loves to engage creative and ambitious minds on his Facebook page.