On the first day of every year, many of us come up with resolutions to start the new year on a fresh and positive note. But what about new year office resolutions for your business?
Every business is starting fresh and new – ready for another busy year in 2017, and the best way to get that fresh start is to improve the overall look of your office. Whether the task is big or small, every business owner has a new year office resolution somewhere in the workplace.
If there are office improvements you’ve been putting off for some time, why not get those niggling tasks out of the way as part of your new year’s resolution in 2017?
Here are five examples of new year office resolutions you may want to adopt for your workplace:
1. New Office Furniture
Whether your office furniture looks out of date or is no longer suitable for the way you work, getting new office furniture is one of the main changes any business is likely to make in the new year.
New office furniture could include anything from office chairs and office tables to lounges, screen dividers and reception desks. Whether you only need to update one piece of furniture here or there or you want to replace every piece of furniture in the office, new office furniture is always a great place to start to enhance the productivity and look of your workplace in the new year.
2. Building Maintenance
New year office resolutions should inspire you to create a tidy new environment. If there’s something broken in your office that you’ve been meaning to fix for ages, the start of a new year is the best time to get that niggling task out of the way.
Have a look around your office and see if you can find maintenance work that needs to be completed in any of these areas:
- Stained or worn ceiling or carpet tiles
- Broken or cracked glass panels
- Leaky ceiling
- Paint touch-ups
- Electrical, plumbing or air conditioning repairs
3. Make Goods & De-Fits
If you plan to move office this year, why not get your make good and de-fit organised ahead of time. Every business needs to complete a make good or de-fit and return the office back to its original state to meet lease agreements.
A make good or de-fit often involves removing:
- Joinery and bulkheads
- Walls, partitions, doors and windows
- Floor coverings
- Fixtures and fittings
The specifics required for your de-fit will depend on your lease agreement so make sure you check it before planning your exit strategy.
4. Much Needed Extras
Even if your office looks great and everything functions well, there will always be room for improvement. Think beyond the standard office essentials.
- Perhaps your boardroom could be improved with a new projector or whiteboard?
- Do you have enough storage for all your important files?
- Do your walls need to be brightened up with artwork?
- Would a few potted plants be a nice addition to your office?
Extras such as these could be the special touch you need to lift your functional office space into a more enjoyable and efficient workplace.
5. Full Commercial Fitout
Perhaps odd office fixes here and there won’t be enough for your 2017 office resolution. If your workplace lacks functionality, visual appeal and vibrancy, it may be time to bite the bullet and get a complete makeover for your office.
Get your business off on the right foot in 2017 with a new office space that’s expertly designed to suit the needs of your business and perfectly reflects your brand image. Best of all, if you choose a professional fitout service such as ours, every aspect of the fitout can be taken care of from start to finish by your fitout project manager.
Get Your Fitout Sorted This Year with Future Fitouts
So, if you know what needs to be done to improve your office, get the plans organised for your office design and fitout now, and don’t leave it till it’s too late.
By getting your fitout plans sorted early in the year, this will allow enough time for plans, designs and changes to be made. The more time you have up your sleeve to bring your office up to standard, the better!