Congratulations! You finally have your own office in the Philippines. However, even if you've selected a top location -- a Makati office space or a serviced office in Bonifacio Global City -- you would still need to design and decorate your interiors to ensure that your company brand and values are reflected in your office space. At the same time, you also have to spend a little bit more to furnish and equip your new office to help increase productivity and creativity among your employees. But where do you start? How can you make your office look professional while ensuring that it is still a fun place to work in? Here are some tips that can help make your office stand out from the rest:
1. Invest in furniture.
Even if they cost a few dollars more, don't hesitate to buy those high-end ergonomic office chairs, as long as they are durable and comfortable enough. If you want to keep your employees motivated and productive, provide a desk and chair that promotes good posture, alleviates back pain, and supports the lower back. It should also have the right height to prevent neck pains and wrist injuries.
2. Your workplace should reflect your brand.
This is very important for companies who are expanding and outsourcing jobs in a foreign country. Even if your office location is in a major central business district like Makati and Bonifacio Global City, your clients and your employees would still want to be associated with your global brand. So make sure people could recognize this in your office space. Choose corporate colors and inject your slogans, logos, philosophy, attitude, and products into your office environment. Showcase your achievements; display awards you've won or news about your company.
3. Plan your floor’s layout to create urban zones.
Make sure you maximize your space without making it too cramped. Create zones for different purposes -- for example, the kitchen counter is where people can talk during their breaks, while the small couch in a different area is where they can enjoy a little privacy and quiet. These small considerations can actually help your employees de-stress and recharge their creative energy.