It feels like 2017 passed us by in the blink of an eye. From the Forward Ladies National Awards to the Carrwood Park Bonfire and everything in-between, it’s been an exciting year for ourselves and many of the businesses that we work with. We’d like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and we hope that 2018 is only going to bring more success!
Like many other business leaders, you may be one of the 32% of people making a New Year’s resolution. We often hear of professionals in our network trying to learn a new language, improve their work life balance, or even keep their office consistently tidy as a New Year’s resolution. Make sure that it’s something that will push you to your limits, but is not too difficult that you’ll want to give up by February… It’s these kinds of resolutions that can play an important part in achieving your long-term business goals.
As well as New Year’s resolutions, January is also a popular time for office clearances. After all, there’s nothing like starting a new year with a sparkling clean office! But, why not take this office clearance a step further? A whole new office location can offer your employees a fresh mindset, a morale boost and improved productivity, which is exactly what they need at this hectic time of year. Moving into a high quality serviced office in a well-located business centre with a friendly team on-hand to make sure you all settle in comfortably could be exactly what you and your employees need.
But sometimes it’s not as easy as that. There are often tell-tale signs that it’s time to part ways with your current office. We’ve put together three of the most common signs that it’s time to invest in a new workspace…
Employee morale is going downhill
Have you noticed that your employees seem disengaged or non-enthusiastic recently? There’s nothing worse than a team with low morale. Productivity levels drop, the cash flow slows down, and sometimes employees leave the business. One way to give your team a much-needed confidence boost in these difficult times is with a move to new and improved surroundings. It’s so important to invest in your team and make sure they’re truly happy and engaged at work. What better way to do this than switching to a more creative and inspiring environment? Did you know that happy employees are 12% more productive, on average?
Innovation has ground to a halt
The quality of your office environment has a huge impact on your workers. Office perks like comfortable furniture, plants, third space, air conditioning and so on, all affect your employees’ productivity levels. Sometimes all it takes is a change in settings to get your team back to their peak performance. An inspiring, open workspace that encourages creativity and provokes collaboration should be top of the list in 2018 for any forward-thinking business looking to spark innovation.
The office is rarely tidy
Is your office rarely tidy? Does it feel like there’s not enough space for your team to work comfortably? Have you been forced to hold meetings in a spare room? Maybe it’s time that you moved into a new workplace. Luxury serviced offices come with everything that you need as standard, so you can hit the ground running and focus on hitting your business goals in 2018. With certain office providers, such as ourselves at Carrwood Park, you will even benefit from additional services like daily cleaning, the option to move into a larger space or even discounted meeting rooms.
Investing in a new office really can help transform your business. What a great way to start the new year and inject a breath of fresh air into your team! Moving into a new workspace gives you the opportunity to boost your brand credibility, offers the space that you need to grow as a team and, if you invest in an office at a luxury business centre like Carrwood Park, you’ll be able to interact with a growing community of other like-minded businesses.