It’s Improve your Office Day all around the world! Today is the day to spruce up your office and make it a space that you’re excited to be in each and every day! So how does LiveHire improve our office? We’re all about the fun and friendly culture; that’s why it’s important for us to create a space that reflects the LiveHire values. Here’s our top ways to improve your office today:
1. Create the space that works for you.
Whether it’s a spotless desk or a messy pigsty – the space you work in is one of the most important ways to improve your office. Over the years, research has developed working spaces to improve productivity – from the invention of the cubicle in 1964 to the introduction of collaborative spaces in 2000’s. We love The Undercover Recruiter’s info-graphic showing the evolution of work spaces. At LiveHire, we work to provide a variety of places for everyone’s preferred work space.
2. Add a personal touch.
Make your space one that you’re excited to visit in the morning. Adding little decorations like photos and artwork will create a more friendly space. If you don’t have artwork or photos you can still easily decorate your work space in other ways. Try colour coding all your office supplies or bringing in your favourite mug. Our Customer Success team added some special artwork to make them smile each morning! It’s the little things that count when you’re decorating your office space.
3. Take a walk!
You know the saying “Absence makes the heart grow fonder”? This saying isn’t just for people, it’s also about the places you frequent. An average worker in Australia spends 38 hours a week working. Breaking up the long work day with a walk gives you a nice change of scenery and gets you refreshed for your afternoon of work! At LiveHire, we go for walks at lunch with the team to get to know each other outside of the office setting.
4. Work together.
One of our values at LiveHire is “Own it. Together.” What does this mean exactly?
Changing the world requires both individual brilliance and exceptional teaming. We play to our strengths, deliver what we promise, trust each other to lead, and always, always, fail forwards together. Achieving the unthinkable takes incredible focus and alignment, but when you own it together, anything is possible.
Our value of working together can be seen in our office space where we all work side by side to achieve our goals! Sitting together creates a more collaborative work space for everyone. Ever wonder why people like to work in coffee shops? Meeting and talking to new people is not only a great way to network, but can also help you with innovative new ideas.
5. Pick a comfortable seat.
Sounds easy, right? Maybe not. A 2015 Leesman survey revealed chairs were the second most important furniture in the workplace for comfort. Picking a chair might not be as easy as buying the most expensive or highest rated chairs because everyone works differently. At LiveHire, being comfortable sometimes means sitting in a chair, on a couch, or simply standing up! The secret to better productivity in your office might be as simple as buying a couch.
We’ve shared our tips, now we want to hear yours! How do you improve your office to reflect the values of your company?