As a small business, your office probably had the bare minimum. However, now after a couple of years of success, it’s time to think about upping your office’s interior, and the equipment within the space. To continue your success story, you need to ensure your employees are catered to – this means ensuring that they have enough of the correct supplies, a welcoming environment, comfortable furniture and high-tech equipment so business operations can run as smoothly as possible.
However, deciding which pieces of equipment your business needs can be difficult. You need to cut through the noise; determine what you truly need, what you would like, and what you don’t need, right now. To help you, though, here are 4 pieces of equipment every office needs.
- Posture-Friendly Chairs and Desks
Your employees’ postures are your responsibility. You, therefore, need to ensure their desks and chairs provide enough support to their backs, and that their chairs and desks harmonize with one another. Ask your employees if there are any improvements to be made. Some may be fine with their current set ups; however, others may be experience discomfort, or may need their computer monitor’s height adjusted.
- Technology, Apps and Software
To boost productivity and efficiency, invest in the most up-to-date technology, apps and software. Replace old computer monitors and, if needed, invest in some office tablets or even an interactive whiteboard. By improving the running of your business’s technology, you can reduce stress and time spent on completing tasks, while improving productivity and efficiency. You will also increase office morale, and employee loyalty. If they feel as if you’re investing in them, then they’ll become more loyal to your company, and less likely to leave. Technology can be expensive, therefore, if you’re a small business of one year or more, check out sites such as betterfunds.com for ways on extra funding.
Similar to replacing technology, ensuring your employees are working with the newest apps and software can also increase your employee’s morale and work ethic. However, look for the best deals, and research which software and apps are ideal for your company. Many come in package deals, so you’re at risk for paying for extras you have no use for; therefore, shop around and contact companies for quotes.
- Coffee Machine
Investing in a high-quality coffee machine would be greatly appreciated amongst your employees. Of course, there are many out on the market, and unless you have someone who used to be a professional barista in your ranks, it may be best to purchase one that’s simple to work, such as a pod coffee machine. However, whatever machine you buy, your employees will love it, and it will be used frequently.
For those who prefer soft drinks, juice or even tea, make sure there’s something for them, too. For example, a fresh fruit juice machine can be a welcome addition to many offices.
- Music System
Nowadays, most offices play music because it can create soothing, and relaxing, atmosphere. Of course, it depends on the music playing, but it can also increase concentration rates as well as help emotional management. However, no one wants to listen to music through tinny sound systems. Therefore, invest in a good music system so you and your employees can listen to good quality music.