Does your office space inspire returning employees?
After 18 months of working from home, many businesses are now planning for the team’s transition back to the office HQ. Will your people return to an office that looks exactly the way it was the day they moved out?
At that time, some of us were thinking the move to “work from home” was only going to last a few weeks. I’ve heard stories of sweaters still draped on chairs and even a few half-full coffee cups still sitting right where they were left on people’s desks.
Or will you make sure your work environment is a place your people will feel good about coming back to?
As you look forward to your people returning, don’t overlook the physical spaces in your office in your planning. Making your office space one that is welcoming and one that employees are excited about working in again – can be critical in retaining your staff and in helping you attract new members to the team.
Whether it’s a renovated break room, applying your Purpose/Vision/Mission in new inspirational signage, restocking the fridge with beverages, or simply a thorough cleaning, you have the opportunity to connect people to your place and your organization’s culture.
An effectively branded environment can inspire, motivate and reassure. Make the physical spaces your employees work in special so their return engaging, fresh, and exciting.
Here’s to welcoming the team back!
P.S. For examples of office graphics, signage, and materials, check out Office Graphics & Branding – Sussner Design Co.