You’re moving office spaces! This may seem like a stressful time, full of moving parts and endless logistics to be ironed out. However, it can also be a really great time for any company to realign, reassess, and reprioritize. After all, how many chances do you get to start fresh?
Think of your new office space as a blank canvas. What do you want to say about who your company is and what your values are? How do you want to change the workplace experience and culture for your employees?
An office is more than the physical space where work happens, it’s the embodiment of who you are as a company and what you hope to achieve. It sets the tone for your team and the work that they produce. Too often, offices and workplaces stagnate. They seem outdated, boring, and impersonal. When you move offices, you have the chance to totally update!
Art is a super important part of any workspace. It increases employee productivity, elevates mood, and inspires creative problem solving. It’s also a great way to make employees feel appreciated, welcome, and excited to come to work each day. If your workspace is full of art and creativity, you’ll show your employees that you care, and just maybe, boost productivity and output along the way!
In all likelihood, a lot of what you bring to your new workspace will be the same as your old one. Although a total makeover sounds appealing, buying all new office furniture is a steep expense that most companies can’t afford at the same time as an already expensive move.
However, you can work with the same furniture to create a whole new look and feel for your new space. Consider the layout of your new office and use your imagination to come up with new formations and floorplans. How can you make your office feel larger and more open? How can you prioritize airflow, maximize natural light, and create fun and workable communal spaces? It’s all about thinking outside of the box.
And although you maybe couldn’t splurge on a whole new set of desks or shelves, perhaps there’s a few really useful or practical items of new furniture that you could purchase to enhance the space. Maybe a new conference table, or more comfortable and ergonomic desk chairs. Maybe a few standing desks that your team can rotate or share.
It’s also a great idea to consider low-cost items such as plants or lighting accessories that can transform a space. Adding these accent pieces helps to amplify the effect of a new and refreshed office space, even if most of the furniture is the same.
When moving offices, you have the perfect opportunity to meaningfully add art into your workspace. Whether through a mural, framed prints, sculptures, paintings, or a combo of all of these options, you have the chance to reboot the workspace to focus on creativity. For all the reasons already mentioned, art is a great addition when it comes to the quality of work and the workplace culture in any office space. It’s also a good way to make employees feel valued and cheerful when they’re in the office.
IPaintMyMind can help you with your move and bring art into your new space through three different avenues: art rentals, art consulting, or a custom mural.
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