With many companies focusing on major bottom lines like bills and payrolls, the last thing on a CEOs mind is office decor. Some may even be downsizing, taking on more virtual workers and freelancers than in-office personnel. But, it’s undeniable that the physical work environment plays a role in productivity, effectiveness and culture of a company.
One tech entrepreneur says not making the right decisions in terms of office environment could, in fact, be doing more harm than CEOs realize, and that decor could play a major role in how your company is perceived and your team retention. Howard A. Tullman, chairman of Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, writes:
You want your environment to support and reinforce the culture that you want to embed in your business from the beginning. This isn’t easy to do with scarce resources and limited time, but it’s possible. If your budget is brutal, do a few things well and forget the rest. In the long run, quality and smart choices matter most.
If you’re in a position of leadership and wondering how you can upgrade company morale or give your team a boost, maybe a reevaluation of the work space is in order. Tullman suggests