office can speak volumes about you and your business.
It’s not only the type of business that you’re
in that can be apparent from looking around your
office, but also your approach to business, your
business values and culture, your tastes and design
knowledge, many of your likes, dislikes, and other
aspects of your personality, and the importance
of your environment and how it affects you and those
around you in the workplace. All businesses need
to keep a close eye on costs which are an input
measure, but there are also other inputs to a business
that are needed to achieve optimum outputs. Morale,
motivation, and the right working atmosphere, environment,
and resources can all help to bring about positive
results. The appearance and practical, functional
elements of the office environment can have an impact
on many of the ‘soft’ business inputs.
For example, particularly design-focused or forward
looking companies often create physical work environments
which reflect and reinforce this by adopting highly
original and individual designs using a wide range
of materials, and incorporating appropriate artworks.