Part of what makes our work so important is the undisputed link between how your office is organized and how your employees perform.
An essential aspect of workplace organization is privacy – employees perform at the creative peak when they feel like they have their own space.
Another key here is community. A well-designed workplace can honor everyone’s need for privacy while building a collaborative atmosphere through conference rooms and common areas.
The concept of office organization extends far beyond these two principles, though. And, as you’ll see, there are many options for making your workplace more organized.
The Power of First Impressions
Imagine you’re interviewing for the company of your dreams. You’ve done your research and you’re convinced that you could work at this place for the rest of your life.
You arrive at their building for your interview ready to make a stunning first impression. As you walk into their reception area, you catch a glimpse of their office and it stuns you.
Workers seem stressed out and frazzled. Cubicles aren’t uniform and vary in height and width. There doesn’t seem to be any privacy.
What would you think?
This scenario reveals the power of an organized workplace. Both clients and candidates will know everything they need to know about your organization simply by peering into your workspace.
Nimble.com points out you have a lot to lose if you neglect organization.
“An organized workplace will give off a more professional image which will make you and your company appear more desirable and trustworthy,” contributor Debbie Fletcher writes. “Your office says more about you than you may think so make sure it says what you want it to in order to give people the best impression possible.”
Keeping Morale High
We all want to take pride in something, whether it’s our home, car or workplace. When we carry that sense of pride, it boosts our morale and generates confidence.
According to the Houston Chronicle, a more organized workplace instills a sense of pride in employees.
“Workers who take pride in their working environment will be more inclined to organize their own desks, clean up after themselves, maintain filing systems and work more effectively together,” reporter Renae Nicole wrote. “A clean, tidy working environment can make a positive change in employee morale.”
In a series based on Benjamin Franklin’s 13 virtues, the Art of Manliness talked about the power of personal and organizational cleanliness.
“There is a natural connection between the order of your environment and the state of your mind,” contributors Brett and Kate McKay wrote. “Clutter will weigh you down and stress you out. A clean, well-organized environment will lift your spirits.”
How Do You Implement Effective Office Organization?
Your path to a more organized office begins with understanding what your company’s goals are and what type of workplace you want to create.
Open offices require an entirely different floor plan that a traditional cubicle structure. And remember, an open layout isn’t always the key to increasing morale and creativity.
Studies have shown that your best work comes not from collaborative desk organization, but concentrated collaborative groups sessions in conference rooms.
From there, contact us – we’ve got more than 20 years of experience in office organization. We’ve seen the trends come and go and we’ve matched the right cubicle and furniture set-up in countless situations.
What We Offer
Our current line-up of cubicle systems reflects our ability to meet the needs of every new generation of workplaces:
- Open office: Flexibility and low-privacy solutions to promote community and collaboration
- Cubicles: Foster the kind of privacy your employees need to thrive
- Office furniture: Select pieces for executive offices and more
If you’re in a time crunch, we also have several Quick Ship options that can be up and running in your workplace in less than two weeks from the time of order.
Our Quick Ship program includes workstations, desks, seating, conference rooms, lobbies, break rooms and several other categories.
Stop by our About Us page today to learn more about why we do what we do, and how our 40 years of experience in the industry has helped us become one of the leading cubicle companies in Southern California.