With 2020 behind us and 2021 providing ample opportunity to kickstart the year fresh and reinvigorated, there’s never been a better time to take a step back from the hustle and bustle of a busy year to implement some changes or New Year’s resolutions for the office 2021 and beyond.
Whether you’ve been putting off some minor maintenance tasks, want to foster more collaboration in your team, are looking to change up some business processes or are in a need of a complete office makeover or fitout; Our team has put together our 7 top office resolutions that can help lay the groundwork and get the proverbial ball rolling for a transformative start to 2021.
7 New Year’s Resolutions for the Office to Kickstart the New Year!
1. Encourage more interdepartmental communication
In 2021, encourage your team to step outside of their comfort zones and get to know the other members of the office. As a business owner, there are a lot of great ways that you can encourage communication between team members who wouldn’t usually have the opportunity to interact with each other; As one of your new year’s resolutions for the office 2021, have more interdepartmental team gatherings, create group projects that require a variety of skill sets and technical abilities, and where possible, rearrange office furniture to encourage communication or hot-desking opportunities. Fostering communication between departments is a great way to build team unity and have everyone work towards a business’ vision and goals.
2. Out with the old in with the new
Tired furniture, workstations or artwork that look like a blast from the past? In 2021, why not give your office and furniture an interior design makeover! Did you know that your physical workspace and office furniture can be a key factor in employee happiness and productivity? Simply livening up the office with some artwork, indoor plants or new ergonomic office furniture can make all the difference for your team as 2021 gets underway.
3. Tackle those office maintenance tasks
Over the course of the year, small office maintenance tasks can creep-up on a business. While you may not notice them, there’s a good chance that your customers will! Before the new year gets under full swing, carve out some time to make tackling those small office maintenance tasks one of this year’s office resolutions. Replace broken lights, repaint scratched or marked walls, have office carpet professionally cleaned and call in a plumber or electrician for any of those much-needed office maintenance tasks that need the assistance of a professional.
4. Aim for sustainability
Sustainability in the workplace is here to stay and with countless benefits not only on an environmental level but for a business as well, there’s never been a better time to push for greater sustainability in the office. Fortunately, there are many great ways for how your business can make a sustainable transition that don’t always require drastic changes to business processes or large capital investments. As a business owner, you can encourage your team to leave the car keys at home for one day a week and take public transportation, provide opportunities for Flexi-work and telecommuting, foster recycling as a core value in your business and your team, and start the transition to a paperless office.
5. Volunteer and giving back to the community
2021 was certainly quite the whirlwind of a year, this year make it a point for your business and team to give back to the community. Offer your team members an opportunity to volunteer for a day, where they can choose to spend a day volunteering for the local community in place of being in the office. As a business owner, you can also offer up your services for pro-bono for those in need and make a small ongoing commitment to charitable organisations that are close to your heart with opportunities like B1G1. When you give back to your local community, you bring smiles and much-needed assistance to those who are in need.
6. Provide opportunities for professional development
This year encourage your team to step out of their professional comfort zones and take on or acquire a new skillset. Provide opportunities for professional development to help your team hone and grow their current skillsets through professional learning and development opportunities. There are many great professional development programs available from reputable training organisations from conflict resolution, time management and classes to be better communicators. Within the office environment, a great way to encourage upskilling is to have team members from different departments work together on team projects. This not only helps foster team communication but is the perfect opportunity to learn and interact with team member’s with different skill sets.
7. Transform your office with a brand-new commercial fit-out
Outgrowing your current workspace, finding that the current office layout and design could be improved to be more conducive to your new way of business? Whether you’re refurbishing your existing space or moving to a new location this year; There’s never been a better time to transform your office with brand-new entire fitout solutions. Start 2021 off on the right foot with a new office space that is expertly designed to suit the ever-changing needs of your business landscape and that perfectly reflects your brand image. Best of all, when you choose a professional fitout service such as ours, we take care of every aspect from start to finish so that your entire fitout process is seamless and hassle-free.
Want to learn more?
At Future Fitouts, we are a commercial fitout company with a vision to create workplaces where people WANT to and LOVE coming to work! If you’re looking to transform your office space as part of your 2021 office resolutions, get in touch with our team today on 1300 368 461 and see how a brand-new commercial fitout can kickstart 2021 for your team and business today!