If you are in the process of opening a new office in Birmingham, there are many steps you can take to get off to the best start possible and optimise workplace morale from the outset. In this blog, we will give you some quick office design tips and discuss ways to make your team feel at home in the city right away.
Comfort is essential for productivity, so it may be worth investing a little extra in high-quality ergonomic furniture. Ergonomic seating is great for enhancing productivity, but you can make your staff even more comfortable by purchasing items such as ergonomic keyboards, phones and monitors. Breakout areas and collaborative spaces can enable your team to get more done without being forced to remain seated at the same desk all day long. From time-to-time, your staff may wish to work in isolation, especially when they are working on an intensive project, so it’s pods and quiet zones can facilitate this.
The benefits of natural light
Try to offer as much natural light as you realistically can to your staff. Natural light can prevent productivity-sapping symptoms as eye strain, tiredness and headaches. You can also boost mood and productivity by opting for glass walls. And of course, if you are going to be working in the heart of the city, you will want sufficient windows so that you can keep an eye on Birmingham’s ever-changing skyline. With so much development taking place you will want to make sure that you know exactly what’s happening in the city and where those new restaurants and bars are being opened!
Making work fun
Help your team make the most of their breaks by providing them with games and reading zones. This is particularly useful if your staff are working beyond traditional 9-5 hours. Allow staff to personalise their desks to make them feel truly at home and tailor their spaces towards their personalities. And don’t forget to utilise what the city can offer as well. Birmingham has some fantastic bars, cafes and restaurants where you can conduct one-to-one and team meetings and it’s also great for morale to get people out of the confines of the office for a while.
An exciting and forward-thinking city
Birmingham is one of the UK’s most dynamic cities. It is home to multiple music, theatre, concert and sports venues, Michelin-starred restaurants and world-class retail facilities that can provide your teams with an excellent work-life balance. The abundance of amenities can help staff you have sourced from outside of the city to settle into the area. Encourage after-work socials to help your staff bond and enhance workplace team-spirit.
Get in touch
It’s no wonder so many businesses are choosing to base themselves in Birmingham. If you have plans to move into the city and you need the help of a Birmingham office designer who knows their way around and can advise you how to make your move a resounding success, give the team at Flow a call today.