Use of colour to boost productivity
Different colours inspire different emotions in us. Bright colours can bring a sense or energy to space and lighter colours can make you feel at peace. If you take separate colours, yellow is considered a happy colour, blue can help you organize your thoughts, red can stimulate and energize while green can make you relax and feel calm. You can also use patterns along with solid colours. This will add a bit of playfulness to the space.
It is important to consider the impacts of colour when you choose furniture. When you’re buying in bulk you can get discounts and offers. Search online for outlets that have upcoming sales and find useful portable devices. Also, the furniture you buy has to be comfortable. Invest in ergonomic chairs for your employees.
Creating a quiet zone
You can also create a quiet zone with soft cushions, bean bags and comfortable furniture so that you employees can relax. This can be used as the employee’s lounge. You can have a potted plant or two in here as well. This will encourage the employees to take an interest in their surroundings. The lounge can be oriented so that it has a good view of the outside. Try to bring in natural lighting into the space.
Organize equipment and supplies
You have to get rid of waste. Decide which documents are important to keep and which ones you can throw out. Evaluate office supplies as well. See if there are broken chairs and shelves. First, check if they can be repaired and reused. If not get rid of them in a responsible manner that will not harm the environment. You can also create backups in the format of soft copies on an external hard disk.
You can also transfer all the image files that take up space on your computer into a SD card in Malaysia.
Use storage boxes and label equipment
Create separate zones for separate functions such as supply area, reference area, quiet zone, receiving area and main workspace. Organize drawers and shelves. For individual cubicles, you can introduce desktop organizers. Or you can use a tray for immediate files and a small container for pens and pencils. Get a label maker and label every drawer and shelf so that people don’t waste time looking for things. You can adopt the 5S principle when it comes to organizing your clutter.
Encourage employees to personalize
Let your employees bring their personal items such as picture frames and potted plants to keep on their desktops. They can also bring in their personalized mugs to keep in the employee lounge. You can add to the aesthetics of the space by acquiring artwork or local artists. Or you can employ an artist to create a beautiful artwork on a wall.