One of the most common sayings in January is “out with the old, in with the new”, and this can definitely relate to your office as well! We asked around, and here were some of the best answers to “things you can update in your office”.
Get Comfortable With Being… Comfortable!
They don’t swivel anymore, one of the handles is coming off, and really it’s just a disaster waiting to happen. Old and non-ergonomic chairs can be painful after a while, especially if your employees are working long hours! Update to ergonomic chairs to help your employees stay more productive and avoid back pain. There’s so many cool and inventive chair options now, like the kneeling chair, the balance stool, or the classic exercise ball.
Put Dying Office Supplies Out of Their Misery
Here lies the pen I got at a conference a couple years ago that wrote well for a few months then died a sudden, ink-less death.
If you look in your desk drawers and are anything like me, you’ll probably find a mountain of pens and pencils that don’t work anymore or have some sort of glue or gunk stuck to them. Stop putting the whiteboard markers that don’t work back in the holder – get new ones! Your desk and office will feel so much cleaner.
Make Some Space in the Fridge
Ok, this one might be a little far-fetched, but have you ever brought in a lunch to work then decided that fast food was the better option for that day? I know I’m definitely guilty!
But how long has it been since you looked in the fridge for any leftover lunches that might be yours? Especially with people being gone on vacation, the chances that someone left something to spoil over their holiday is pretty good. Do a good clean out of any old containers then put a box of baking soda in the fridge to get rid of any unsavoury scents.
Be Able to Hear Incoming Callers (our personal favourite!)
Last but not least is your office phone system. If you’re dealing with phones that don’t work, or that don’t give you the functionality that your business needs, it’s probably time to switch to a new phone solution.
While we can’t help you clean out your fridge or pick out some new chairs, we can definitely help you with your office’s phone solution. Download our Step by Step guide to Choosing a VoIP Provider for free today to learn everything you need to know about making the switch.