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Underrated Office Features – What You May Want To Consider Adding

Every business should strive to be lean and efficient, and many do so by implementing technology and features to aid this. However, with a never-ending choice on offer, all claiming to do wonders for your business, it can be difficult to single out which ones are essential for your business. A common misconception is that workplace contentment is attributed to the aesthetics, rather than job security and work satisfaction, which are actually more influential. However, we will look at some office features you could probably benefit from adding.

  1. Conference Room Schedule Display

Conference Room schedule display Software such as that offered by Pronestor, “…dynamically illustrates when a room is booked/free, what the meeting is about, and who is hosting the meeting or event”. All of this can displayed at any meeting room or area, reception or even on your mobile phone. This software is fantastic for companies that use multiple meeting rooms and would like to improve their efficiency, ensuring that costs are reduced by eliminating waste of resources.

It is surprising how many companies still rely on manpower and spreadsheets in order to organize meetings and book meeting rooms. By implementing software and hardware of this sort, which is relatively inexpensive in comparison to other office features, a company can save a lot of time and effort, allowing them to focus their resources on more important matters.

  1. High Quality Furniture

When I say high quality, that doesn’t necessarily mean flashy. It literally just means comfortable and conducive to helping your employees work efficiently. Nowadays many companies invest too much time and space to make their offices ‘cool’ and ‘Instagrammable’, but when it really comes down to work, what good are bean bags to work on compared to a comfortable, spacious workstation. It’s only a matter of time before these novelties wear off and you are left with frustrated employees who feel like they are working in a childrens playground rather than a professional environment.

Invest in high-quality chairs, desks and hardware. It may cost a pretty penny now, but I guarantee you’ll feel the benefits further down the line when you don’t have to constantly repair and replace equipment that has come to the end of its lifetime prematurely.

  1. Plants

For all the benefits and ‘wow’ factor that comes with fancy technology in the office, simple things like adding plants and greenery to the office can really improve the work environment. For companies located in the urban buildings, you may rarely get to see any greenery and this could actually have an negative effect on the working environment. You do not need to go overboard with the plants, as a few subtle plants blended into the background is enough to reduce stress, anxiety and fatigue, studies have shown. They don’t have to be expensive and they are cheap to maintain, giving you one of the most bang-for-your-buck products for your office.