As the calendar flips over to a new year, it’s time to start thinking about resolutions for the office. After all, a new year is a chance to start fresh and set ambitious goals. So what should workplaces resolve to do in 2023?
7 New Year’s Resolutions for the Office to Kickstart the New Year
There’s nothing quite like a fresh start – and what better way to begin the new year than with a fresh office? Upgrading your office furniture can be exciting, and it also does wonders for productivity. Imagine coming in to work at the start of each day, sinking into brand-new couches and plush chairs. Don’t forget about decorating the walls with framed art – picturesque landscapes, inspiring motivational quotes, or even classic paintings can all bring some much-needed elegance to your workspace. Rejuvenate your office this New Year’s resolution and you won’t regret it!
Encourage more interdepartmental communications
Start off 2021 right by encouraging your employees to open up and chat with one another across departments. You’ll be doing everyone a favour! Think of it as a cup of coffee in the morning – getting to know each other better means more of a bond, and that can go a long way towards making everyone more comfortable while they’re hard at work. Better communication and a better understanding of one another’s jobs, add up to better collaboration and lots more success, so don’t forget to make interdepartmental communication a priority this year!
Employ sustainable practices
Companies should resolve to be more sustainable in their practices. This can mean anything from investing in energy-efficient office equipment to implementing policies that reduce paper waste. These can be small to bigger additions, such as a recycling bin when you need to discard cardboard or drink bottles; fresh plants around the office; encouraging employees to use public transport or carpool; encouraging the reuse of office mugs over paperless cups. Sustainability is not only good for the environment – it’s also good for business, as it can help to improve efficiency and save money!
Get down to those maintenance tasks
As the New Year creeps up, why not start off with a few upgrades for your office? From broken light fixtures, repainting walls that have scuffs or scratches, and professionally cleaning the office carpet, there are always small tasks that need doing around the office. Take this as an opportunity to spruce up the environment and get into the New Year with some enthusiasm. Not to mention, after getting all of those maintenance jobs done, you’ll be able to enter 2023 feeling confident knowing your office is looking better than ever! Plus, think of how amazing it’ll feel when you can greet everyone, fresh from holiday break, with a refreshed workspace – what an accomplishment! Start by ticking off those little jobs now and 2023 will be one step closer before it even begins.
Opportunities for professional development
The number one resource in your business is your employees, that’s why investing in professional development will benefit your business in many ways. This means offering opportunities that ensure employees feel valued and supported in their roles while also pushing them out of their comfort zone and taking on new skills. Look to development programs from training organisations that help foster conflict resolution, time management skills, and effective and clear communication classes.
Promote wellness initiatives
Businesses should resolve to create a healthy and safe working environment for their employees. This means promoting wellness initiatives and being proactive about preventing workplace accidents, while also offering flexible working arrangements that allow employees to better manage their work-life balance. It also means fostering a culture of open communication, where employees feel comfortable raising concerns about their safety.
Invest in an office fit-out
Is your team growing and do you need to move to a new location? Maybe you’re looking to give the current office a new layout and design? In either case, enter the New Year with an office fit-out. With a professional fit-out service like the one from Future Fitouts, we take care of every aspect of the fit-out from start to finish, making the process hassle-free so you enter the new office fresh in the New Year.
Happy New Years!
What will your workplace resolutions be in 2023? The sky’s the limit! For more about the fit-out services provided by Future Fitouts, contact the team at 1300 368 461. Let us create a workplace where people are excited to be in and love coming to work! Request a quote to get started on your New Year fit-out without time to waste.