As the summer comes rolling in, a lot of us are gearing up to head back to the office. It’s been a long year full of strange and unprecedented challenges, but we are finally ready to get back to work…at work. Of course, it’s not going to be as simple as unlocking the door and flicking the lights back on.
Bringing your team back to the office is a huge step, especially right now when we are all still treading very carefully around everything from government guidelines to mental health concerns. If you want to make sure that you have your office ready and welcoming for your colleagues’ return, here’s how you can start.
Start with a deep clean
This should be a no-brainer, but it feels important to stress right at the start. You need to make sure that you hire a professional cleaning company to conduct a deep clean of your office. You should also make sure that you can provide your employees with the details of the cleaning process to allay any fears they may have about returning. Government guidelines are available if you’re not sure where to start.
Create some space
It won’t be surprising to learn that we’re going to be worrying about social distancing for a little while longer yet, so if you want to make things a little easier for your employees, think about where you can make some room. Now, this is a point with COVID-19 protection benefits but making some more open space areas is always a good idea to help make your employees feel more comfortable, as well as room to throw ideas around.
Let there be light
If there is one thing that we have not missed about working in the office, it’s sitting under those awful fluorescent strip lights all day. With that in mind, why not use this as an opportunity for some new illumination?
LED panels are a great option if you want to invest in lighting that will last longer and be more energy efficient. What’s more, because they are plug and play you won’t lose a lot of time on the install. If you want to learn more about why LED lighting is the superior choice, check out this website to learn more. Any-Lamp has LED lighting for a whole range of different needs, so you may find yourself doing some shopping for your home while you’re at it.
Bring in some plant life
We have all worked on developing our green fingers over the course of the pandemic, and if you want to make your employees feel more at home when they get back to work, then some greenery could be just the thing. There are all sorts of reasons why bringing in some carefully chosen plants can boost the energy and mood of a workplace. However, it will be worth talking to your employees before you make this decision as someone will have to take care of them. There’s nothing worth than an office full of neglected plants!