Employees can easily hit a rut at work. Falling into a safe and comfortable routine and pattern is common as team members try and find new and different ways to stay motivated and stay inspired as they create. It just may be that the environment of your office could be to blame. Here are some ways you can make your office a place of inspiration.
Keep It Clean
If your workspace is cluttered, your mind is cluttered. When employees have a clean and vibrant working space, their minds will be opened and they can work to their full potential. As a business owner, it would be to your overall benefit to hire an office cleaning company to come in nightly to clean up after the day, and come in once a week to give the office a real deep clean.
Once everything is bright, smells good, and is sanitized, your team will be ready to produce the best results possible.
Let There Be Light
The outside can be a great inspiration for a team. Open blinds, open shades, and keep windows clean and sparkling so that the daylight can flood the office and keep everyone awakened. The sun has a positive effect on our attitude, our mood, and our mindset. When we are working in natural light, we are more alert and more sharp. These two states of being help keep a person working and working efficiently.
Don’t close your team in stuffy, windowless boardrooms when you can give them the free gift of light.
Allow For Downtime
Sometimes, when someone is creating or producing their share of the work, there is a need for a bit of downtime in order to recharge and organize thoughts. This is a great time for you to supply an area where people can sit and think in silence. This same place can be where a mind can be quieted in order to think more clearly.
Also, some people just need a nutritional recharge, so having healthy snacks in break areas or generally spread around the office is a fabulous way to keep everyone in a good mood and not spiral out of control because of hunger.
Colors can have a soothing, motivating, and inspirational effect on team members. Yellows are warm and spark joy while reds are motivating and make a person want to succeed. Have splashes of these colors around the office. If certain rooms serve a certain purpose, have them painted in colors and hues that go along with the work that will be done in that space.
As workers are looking around the room mulling over ideas in their heads, certain colors will help them to organize their ideas and take them to the level.
There are other ways you can also keep your staff feeling inspired by changing certain policies or initiating new ones. You will know what is best by communicating with the staff and figuring out what they need so you can provide for that need.