Whether it’s working from home or a delegated office space, one thing is for certain and that’s that we’re all looking for ways to become more organized and productive. One very popular method is by altering your environment. After all, you spend hours a day in this place, so you might as well invest in setting it to your liking. You’d be surprised at how big of an impact seemingly little changes can have on your day-to-day, especially when you consider days, weeks, months, years, etc.

New Flooring

Believe it or not, having new flooring can be very impactful. Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean going all out on something super-pricey. But it might mean pulling up that old carpet and finding a deal on something new. A clean, fresh-feeling flooring can be the start of a new office space.

How About A New Paint Job?

On one front, yes this goes hand-and-hand with getting your floors redone because if you’re going to do one, why not go all out? But really, new wall paint is a lot more than just a pretty new look. In fact, it’s been scientifically proven that different wall colors will alter your mood, which as you may suspect can be a huge contributing factor in your productivity levels. For example, colors like off-white, simple red, light brown and light green are known to be calming without distracting. As far as colors are concerned, it’s something of a case-by-case scenario, so you’ll want to shop around before finding what’s right for you.

Invest In Artwork That Speaks To You

While it might sound a little silly at first, there’s certainly something to be said about decorating your workspace the way you want to. When it comes down to it, being surrounded by things that allow you to express yourself tends to make you more comfortable, therefore able to focus. And they don’t need to be expensive art pieces either, just things you feel represent and maybe even motivate you. Though we do recommend getting some professional framing to really bring the message together.

Look Into Getting A Snack Counter

Employees enjoy a quick snack in the breakroom. It makes them feel appreciated (plus, they see it as a perk) and at a very low cost. It also encourages a few minutes of chatting between employees in a break room, which is a great way to encourage team building. Best of all, the right snacks will energize them and can boost productivity.

Games, Anyone?

No, we’re not talking about turning your office space into an arcade. But getting one or two games in the office can really show your employees that you trust them and care about them. It says “you work hard, so you should enjoy yourself”. Not to mention that they’ll be more inclined to want to spend time in the office. Here are some relatively low-cost ideas:

  • Pool Table
  • Air Hockey Table
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pinball Machine

Even having a small selection of board games can really boost employee morale!

Upgrade Your Desks

With so many options today, choosing a desk is no longer as simple as picking something to throw your papers on. For instance, the standing desk has become something of a phenomenon in today’s modern workspace. I mean, let’s face it – most of us live overly sedentary lifestyles and a standing desk works to combat that while increasing productivity.

Oh, and don’t worry – most of these adjust so you can sit and stand.

Everyone Loves Comfortable Chairs

Bottom line – when your employees are more comfortable, they can get more done. So why not invest in their productivity? A set of new office chairs can make a big difference in supporting their backs and your goals.

Refreshments Are A Big One

As with snacks, having a place like a water cooler or Keurig are nice little spots for employees to take 5 and get to know each other. Besides, the caffeine from a cup of coffee or tea will be a direct contributing factor in productivity alone. Plus, your employees will appreciate the sentiment.