First impressions are formed within the first 20 seconds of entering a new environment and what’s more, they last. Impressions can make or break relationships, so here are a few simple ways you can influence positive impressions by changing your office:
Create an appealing reception - Your reception is your client’s first point of contact so it’s important that your reception décor and furnishings accurately represent your brand. Make use of comfortable lounges and chairs that provide an inviting space for clients to sit and wait. Stylised coffee tables can be used to add character to the room and provide a place for reading materials to keep clients occupied and make waits seem shorter.
Create a vibe – Use colours, furnishings, artworks, music and aromas to set a pleasant atmosphere. The 5 senses play a large role in how comfortable a person feels, so it’s your job to ensure that your office looks, sounds, smells, feels and tastes good - offering your clients a coffee and having water on hand is always appreciated.
Add plant life – Apart from looking good, plants are a great way to make your office feel more inviting. Plants connect people with nature and also improve the air quality in the office.
Clear the clutter – A messy office implies that your company and employees are unorganised or unproductive. Make use of paper trays, pedestals, filing cabinets and other storage devices to help you keep your office clutter free and welcoming.