Business, Design

Strategies to Bring Your Team Back to Office

Encouraging your team to come back to the office after a stretch of remote work is a challenge a lot of companies are facing. Here are some ideas to help transform your office into a welcoming environment, where your team feels appreciated, and ready to conquer the day.

Variety of Working Areas
A well-designed office space is essential for productivity and comfort. Create designated work zones that cater to different work styles. This can include:

  • Phone booths to take a quick call or attend an online meeting
  • Meeting rooms for private discussions
  • Collaboration spaces for brainstorming and teamwork
  • Private rooms for confidential conversations and focus work
  • Comfortable common areas for socialising
  • Quiet zones for focus work or to unwind

By having different work zones, your employees can choose the space and environment that will be more conducive for their various activities throughout the day. Their productivity and satisfaction at work will be increased and they will thrive in the office.

Bring Life and Energy into the Office 
Combining plants and natural light to your office space will bring life and energy into the environment. Multiple studies from University of Exeter show that plants have calming effects and they help improve air quality, while natural light can help regulate circadian rhythms, improve mood, and boost energy levels. Here are some ways to incorporate them:

  • Consider adding greenery to common areas and open workspace
  • Allow natural light to penetrate into the space by minimizing the amount of rooms built along the window parameter.
  • Using light-coloured paint and decor to reflect natural light

Creating a healthy and beautiful environment by using plants and natural lights will promote well-beings and enhance positive energy into the workspace.

Team Engagement Events
Organising team engagement events in the office such as social gatherings, team-building exercises, or volunteer activities can help tighten bonds among team members and improve communication and collaboration. These events provide an opportunity for team members to connect on a personal level, build relationships, and strengthen teamwork as well as making full use of your office premises

Company Culture and Leading by Example
Management should lead by example when it comes to returning to office, this will help promote a stronger and tighter company culture. By practising transparency and authenticity and leading with empathy, you can create an environment that fosters engagement, collaboration, and success with your team

By crafting a warm and engaging office environment, you can elevate your employee experience from the office at work. At ID Integrated, we specialise in transforming office spaces to unlock the full potential of your employees. Our team can help to develop a tailored strategy to create a welcoming and productive workspace that fosters collaboration, creativity, and growth.

Contact us today to discuss how we can help you bring your team back to the office with a customised approach.