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Is it Time to Revamp Your Gloomy Office Space?

Is it Time to Revamp Your Gloomy Office Space?

If you are thinking of  relocating your office, then you are not alone. While many companies think of relocating their offices, some prefer to stay put and instead revamp their existing office space. The key is to stay ahead of the game and make interior decor changes with the changing times in order to prevent your office from looking outdated or unwelcoming to employees, clients, and guests alike. Here, we will provide you with some quick and easy tips that will help you revamp your gloomy office space without breaking the bank, and will help your office exude a more positive and productive ambiance.

Create Optimal Lighting

Trying to find superlative lighting to illuminate your office can prove challenging if you are not prepared. Natural light is very important for the health and wellbeing of your workers, as studies have found that increasing the amount of natural light that enters an office can help reduce the level of eyestrain that employees report, and can also reduce the number of headaches and blurred vision problems.

In fact, studies have found that increased exposure to natural light can also help improve worker productivity and lower levels of drowsiness throughout the workday. Although natural lighting may not be available throughout your entire office, there are a few tips that you can follow to help mitigate this issue.

For instance, overhead lighting can be used as a supplement to your existing lighting fixtures to help create a more balanced feel across your office. You can create a more comfortable mood in the office and brighten the space by adding lensed indirect lighting to your lighting scheme.

You can also add lighting that actually emulates natural lighting via task lighting. For instance, you can add task lighting to office furniture or desks so that your employees will have sufficient light to work properly and comfortably without increasing their level of eyestrain.

Furthermore, you can help your workers relax and foster a safe and stress-free working environment by adding ambient lighting, which reduces stress and anxiety via its low-intensity lighting properties.

Add Furniture that is Both Comfortable and Vibrant

Studies have found that ergonomics can play a critical role in both the health and productivity of employees. As such, the office furniture that you purchase and use will actually create a particular standard of comfort, and will help determine if your office is a welcoming or unwelcoming environment.

Moreover, in order to help you determine if your office furniture is comfortable and vibrant, you should try and avoid any outdated furniture. That is, avoid “boring” pieces that include drab colours that can make your workers lose interest and become lethargic. Instead, try and purchase pieces that are vibrant so that they can help increase the level of enthusiasm around the office and reduce the level of worker stress as well.

Interestingly, many modern workspaces have begun adding exercise balls and standing desks to their offices. While such additions may not be the most comfortable pieces to use on the market, they will help improve the posture of your employees and will also drastically lower the risk of developing a condition known as “Forward Head Posture.”

Go Green to Make More Green

With more and more governments and environmental agencies stressing the importance of environmental sustainability, companies have increasingly begun making the transition to greener technologies in order to do their part. In fact, going green is not only good for the environment, but also serves as a relatively low-cost and high-reward strategy to help update your office.

For instance, something as simple as adding more plants to your workspace will increase the levels of oxygen in the office, while filtering the air in an organic way. The health of your employees will also likely improve, as plants have the ability to absorb radiation and other pollutants that are generated from the electronic devices that your workers use on a daily basis. Hence, your workers will feel healthier and will have more energy, which means they will likely work harder and take fewer sick days. This will eventually increase your return on investment and reduce staff turnover.

As can be seen, going green doesn’t have to be an expensive or complicated ordeal. A few quick and simple changes can go a long way, and can help boost employee morale and productivity in the process. After all, a happy employee is a productive employee. However, you must be willing to make the necessary adjustments in order to help improve the health and wellbeing of your employees, and implementing a modern and green approach can reduce your company’s carbon footprint without breaking the bank in the process.

Michael’s Global Trading

If you would like more tips on how to revamp your gloomy office space, then we can help. At Michael’s Global Trading, we specialize in surplus inventory and asset management. We are a boutique firm that helps companies manage their assets and inventory in order to maximize their office space and boost employee productivity and morale.

We are also a full-service office equipment liquidator that works with small business owners, financial institutions, retail corporations, government entities, and commercial corporations. In addition, we also provide relocation and removal services, as well as resale services. In fact, to date, we have successfully performed nearly 500 furniture removals and relocations, and have sold over 20,000 filing cabinets, chairs, and computers.

By partnering with us, you will be assured of fair offers for your unwanted industrial and business assets, as well as timely, concise, and clear communication, and an unrivalled level of transparency. To learn more about our inventory and assets management services, please visit our website or give us a call at 888-471-5066 for a free, no obligation quote and consultation.

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Marlon McPherson is the CEO of Michaels Global Trading, certified appraiser and liquidator in Toronto, Ontario. With over 7 years of experience in the industry, he has worked with companies such as Druxy’s Deli, Blackberry and Thomson Reuters. Marlon is very involved in the day to day operations of MGT from marketing messages to sales meetings. When not working Marlon enjoys spending his time wine tasting, travelling and cooking at home with his family.

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