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Women in business: What Your Office Space Says About Your Brand:

Read about how your office reflects you and your brand.
By Expert Tips
Date: May 28 2021
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Some people think that a brand is all about a particular product or a company logo, when, in fact, things are much more complicated than that. Your brand is everything you are, from your employees and your website to the layout of your office. Potential customers and clients visiting your office for the first time will make a mental image associated with your business, based on what they see in your office. Because of this, it is important to know what your office space says about your brand.

1. List of Values

The first thing you need to realize is that creating a strong brand image is not only important for visitors, but for your employees as well. This means that you need to find a way to enhance your office for them. You can start by creating an ergonomic space by making a list of values attributed to your company and displaying it to be visible from every spot in the office. In this way, by having this moral code always in front of their eyes while in the workplace, you can easily influence your employees to learn or adhere to these rules. To put it simply, your office space must reflect your company culture.

2. Office Ergonomics

Even though a lot of people are not familiar with the traits of a well-designed office, they can easily recognize one when they see it. For example, placing your desk in the farthest corner from the entrance will give you a great overview of the entire space. This way, you will not only be, but also seem in charge. Furthermore, clutters of used office materials, garbage bins that are full to the bursting and a mess of cables everywhere will give a bad first impression of your office to everyone. Additionally, everyone knows that people at work have a harder time focusing in a messy environment, so have strict requirements when making a deal with the cleaning company you decide to hire. 

3. Useful equipment

Many new companies are using technology to stay relevant and innovative. One of the best ways to stay focused on your tasks and be able to be efficient is by using a whiteboard that will allow you to always have all the important things in one place. In addition to that, business women are thinking more about the planet and how to reduce waste. One way is by switching to using less paper, but sometimes that is not possible. This is where an industrial shredder needs to be used and this will help you with all the waste in your office. Make sure to organize waste management in order to remove all the paper from your office. This will also help you declutter and make your office look more professional.

4. Colors of the Brand

Every company has its brand colors, from the tiniest startups to the world’s largest enterprises. They are usually displayed on their company’s logo, but can be used in other places, as well. If your company has some sort of uniforms or promotional material such as T-shirts, they should also be in this color. Same goes for the office. Painting your office in your company colors is a great way to endorse your brand in the eyes of its visitors. Unfortunately, some colors (although great on a logo) can be too aggressive for an office. In this situation, you can always paint an accent wall in the reception area. This way, the first thing your company’s visitors see is the color of your brand.

5. Crossover between Comfort and Efficiency

Finally, in 2020, more and more people had the opportunity to work from home. This was all of a sudden so many people from the industry needed to change the look of their home office and make it look more professional and adjust it to their needs. This meant that they needed to find a balance between the look and the actual practicality behind this project. By achieving this in your own office, you are bound to introduce a cozier note to your office for all to see.

Every product you make and every person you hire represents your company, but the same also goes for your office space. Anyone who comes to visit your premises needs to know from the very entrance that they are at the right place. Simply by following a few of the aforementioned tips, you might transform your office into one of your most reliable brand ambassadors.

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