The first start up is the most crucial thing for any budding and growing entrepreneur. His office too holds great significance. Money is not the only deciding factor in transforming your office into a space of inspiration and comfort. All you require is imagination and creativity to upgrade your office even at low budget.
Commonly it is seen that entrepreneur in their starting days focus mostly on their service or product and give little concern to their workplace. The place where they spend most of their time generally takes a backseat in their order of priorities.
The importance of a good office cannot be evaded as it is the place that in hour of stress plays important role in calming down and giving comfort and solace. Someone has aptly defined office as a place of inspiration, stress-buster and refuge all rolled in one.
Tips of a Good Startup Office:
Here are some useful tips to help you make your first office a comfortable and quality area.
Work on the existing infrastructure and design. In case the wall paint is chipping or peeling off, put some attractive and inspiring posters with good quotes. Attractive bookcases can be placed in the corridor and buy some comfortable furniture such as chairs and desks for your employees. You can use some good quality floor rugs to make your office floor attractive. Explore your home and try to find out articles that are lying unused and are in good shape and use them in your office. You can get old curtains, extra teacups, lamps, etc and be creative in giving a new shape to the articles. There is no need to match everything.
Zone it up:
According to experts, “A startup office is generally too small to divide into cabins or rooms. It is, therefore, better to divide the spaces in zones.”
Do not occupy the entire space while planning for zones.
Differentiate the space into relaxation, eating, work and meeting zones. The zones can be multi-tasking such as dining area can be used as doubled space for conference room.
Install a music system as soft music can enhance the mood of the employees. A teeny-weeny kitchen will be well appreciated by your employees.
Color the office pretty:
Color your office with a combination of bright and soothing colors. Get one wall painted with sunshine yellow for example and the remaining ones with white or cream white color. This gives a vivacious and lively look to your office and breaks the monotony of the office environment.
Put some computer-generated graphics on your wall.
Well lit office is essential for enhancing the productivity of the employees. The natural light should not be blocked, use sheer curtains and blinds. Make the office environment well lighted and well ventilated.
Your office need not to be a big one, it has to be a creative one and an inspiring one. With a little imagination you can add dramatic effect to your office. Remember it should be cozy and inspiring.