Art in the Workplace: How to Engage Employees and Entice Clients
We can all agree that sitting in a white-walled cubicle with no decoration to speak of would be pretty uninspiring, right? Luckily, CEOs and business owners are beginning to realize that art in the workplace can add tremendous value to not only employees’ overall happiness, but to productivity as well. Here at Planning Interiors, creating inspiring workplaces is what we do best. We’ve compiled a few reasons why adding artwork to the workplace is beneficial.
As we mentioned in our “Use of Color in Commercial Interior Design” blog post, the use of color in the workplace can aid in the increase of employee productivity and creativity. This color doesn’t have to come from the paint on a wall, though. In fact, the more creatively you can incorporate colors into an office environment, the better. For example, utilize the power of artwork by adding a green sculpture in the lobby or a series of bright paintings in a conference room. By giving employees something aesthetically pleasing and stimulating to look at, you increase their overall productivity and creativity. Art also helps people feel at ease in conference or interview rooms. In this day and age, when an increasing number of people prefer to work remotely, it’s important to give employees a reason to enjoy being at the office.
Make a Statement
First impressions are key – especially for businesses. If you bring a prospective client or employee into an office with minimal decoration they are going to think two things: One, if they can’t afford to decorate their own office, they must not be doing very well (and no one wants to do business with a failing company). Two, they must not care about how their office looks or makes their employees feel. Both of these are not thoughts you want running through the minds of people who have just entered your office. Fix this by spending time and money to decorate your place of business with art.
A popular choice for art in the workplace today, is to somehow incorporate the company’s values or mission statement into various pieces – whether it be murals painted on walls or framed photographs conveying leading company ideals. This is an excellent option for many reasons, but mainly because it utilizes art to not only reinforce company values, but also create a more inviting and inspiring environment for employees to thrive in.
Although there are many factors that go into making a workspace inspiring, utilizing the power of art may be one of the simplest, yet most effective. If you’re looking to make a statement and rejuvenate your workplace, we would be happy to help! Visit our website or give us a call to see how Planning Interiors can revive your office.
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