England 14/05/2012 – An office fitout can achieve far more than just a pleasant working environment
As a whole, the office fitout industry has suffered because of the recession. There was a slight increase in demand when the recession first began as firms sought to cut their overheads. To do this many firms moved premises. Those in the city moved from the centre to the outskirts or to smaller cities, where rents were lower. In addition, many firms pulled the staff they had together into a single location. This gave them the chance to downsize at the same time with many staff being only too happy to accept redundancy rather than take on a new commute to the new office location. This wave of companies moving to new locations created a increase in work for firms who specialised in fitting out offices. Sadly, this rise in demand did not last and work quickly dropped to below pre-recession levels.
However, things are picking up again as a direct result of the innovative approach many firms in the industry are taking to marketing what they have to offer. They are finding new ways to make customers aware of the benefits refitting their office can bring to their companies and are persuading them to invest in an office refit.
The hidden benefits of an office fitout
It is well known that when people work in a modern environment their level of efficiency increases. However, the way in which an office is laid out can also improve the flow of information and ideas. It can also affect how efficiently certain tasks are carried out. A crisp, clean office also makes a good impression on potential customers and gives existing customers the confidence to renew their contracts or offer companies more work.
The best firms, like Whitespace, are taking things a step further. As well as providing a free ‘Dos and Don’ts of Office Refurbishment’ report, as a download, on their website they also offer free on-site consultations. These no obligation consultations are demonstrating to firms how an office refit could benefit their specific business.
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