Industrial office spaces have usually been built for a very specific purpose, such as manufacturing, storage, and shipping. However, if you are going to be spending a lot of time in an industrial workplace or have employees who will be working there, it’s important to think about how you could improve the appearance of the space. Industrial office space is often grey, boring, and lacks in personality.
You don’t want to make any changes to your warehouse or Industrial Shed, as you do need to make sure that you stay within the terms of your lease. However, making a few small changes and creating a work environment that people are actually happy to work in can a go a long way to increasing morale and productivity. Here are some simple tips to improve the appearance of your industrial property.
Improve The Lighting
Lighting is an important thing to think about in any space, but it can be especially important in industrial spaces. These spaces are often bland and cold, so choose warmer lighting to make the space more inviting for your employees and to help them enjoy going to work. If you don’t get the lighting right, an industrial space can seem dark and cold. This can have a damaging effect on the morale of your team and those that spend time in the building.
Bring Life In With Plants
Bringing some plants into an industrial space can make a big difference to how it looks. Plants are an affordable and practical way to increase creativity and to improve the oxygen flow around the building. Plants have a lot of positive effects on health and mood, so adding plants around any office space is a no-brainer.
Art is another option that has a lot to offer for improving the way that a space looks, especially when you own or lease industrial space that can feel cold or impersonal. Add in some art to your industrial spaces to add in some visual interest. Make sure to choose pieces of art that are a reflection of your company’s values, brands, and reputation. The right art in your office space can improve the environment a lot and make it a more inviting place to be.
Make It Social Distance Friendly
Industrial space usually has plenty of space. As we start to go back into the workplace after spending the pandemic working remotely, this extra space will come in handy. You need to be able to ensure that you have enough room between desks, and large spaces for collaboration, to keep everyone comfortable and safe.
As you consider how to improve your industrial space, why not ask your team what they would like to see? Put a suggestion box in a high traffic area to get some ideas that you might not have thought of. Work with your team to identify ways to improve the workspace you share, and make everyone feel involved with the changes you’re making.
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