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DATE: 02/14/2017

POSTED IN: Office Inspiration

As the old saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression. This is true of places as well as people. If you’re looking to attract top talent to your business team, it’s vital that your office environment is as attractive and modern as the opportunities you provide. There’s a lot that goes into making a great first impression on applicants, including a welcoming reception area, a comfortable office environment and a highly functional and modern office workstation design. Applicants know that they’ll be spending half of their waking hours at work. Savvy job seekers take time to ensure that their new employer plans to provide the tools and conditions needed for them to excel.

But what does that entail? Here are a few things to shoot for when planning your office workstation design:

1. An office workstation design that focuses on functionality and ergonomics. Ensuring that the desk and chair work together with the computer and other accoutrements is essential. Comfortable employees are more productive, more flexible, and make fewer mistakes.

2. If you must have cubicles, try some with low walls so your team can see each other throughout the work day. In addition to looking better, allowing team members to converse openly can lead to better collaboration, brainstorming and problem solving.

3. An open reception area with colorful accents emphasizes creativity and is welcoming to applicants. Out-of-date or shabby pieces, or furniture in muted colors can send the opposite message.

4. Showing off a flexible office workstation design is a great way to impress applicants. A desk that morphs into a drafting table sends an impactful message to a budding designer. A computer setup that can be rearranged into a conference table is just the thing to attract account managers looking to move up the chain.

Everybody wants a workplace where they feel comfortable, appreciated and able to do their best work. That makes great office workstation design a vital part of your strategy to attract the best talent. For more information on how to get the most out of your office space, contact CBI Group for an estimate, or to make an appointment for a consultation: INFO@CBI-OFFICE.COM