On Monday, April 20th I will be starting a new job! My new role will see me moving into a new office and I would like it be an inviting space to meet with client and colleagues.
I don’t know much about the space I will be occupying other than it will be an office with a door, so I know I will have walls. This article from allbusiness.com provides a few tips to consider to help me plan.
Make First Impressions Count – In my new role, I will be a consultant to local entrepreneurs and other business people. There won’t be much freedom in the design but I look forward to having an office space that people enjoy spending time in.
Add a Splash of Color – It is not likely that there will be an opportunity for a change of color scheme but I hope to add some interest with decorative accents.
Look for Cost-Effective Office Furniture Alternatives – My new space will be pre-furnished so I will work with what I am provided.
Declare War on Office Clutter – I have fallen victim to clutter in the past but have managed to keep things sorted out when ‘company’ comes to visit. My new role will see more frequent visitors and therefore I will need to keep things in better order.
Plan to Win the Office Space Race – Having been in my current role for almost six years, I am pretty used to where everything is and where things go. I am sure it won’t take too long to get in the groove in my new spot.
Put Yourself into a Position of Power – There is likely not much opportunity to change things around in my new space but I do hope to make the most of what I am given.
Connect with the Local Arts Community – I look forward to having some art in my new space and while I may not have the luxury of an original mural I do hope to have something interesting on my walls.
Don’t Overlook Ergonomic Issues – My employer is known for promoting a healthy working environment, so I look forward to my new desk and chair.
A View to a Thrill – I think most people hope for a window with a decent view, but even if I don’t have something to look at I know I have something to look forward too – a great new opportunity with room to grow!
Whenever I think of new office spaces this episode from WKRP always seems to comes up. While I don’t know exactly what my new space will look like, I know I won’t need to borrow any of Les Nessman’s tape.