Even before the world was transformed by the onset of the Covid-19 virus, nobody enjoyed sitting in an airless office with recycled breath floating around you. The artificial lights hurt the eyes and the constant feeling of dry skin is something to be desired. Not to mention, now there is a heightened sense of anxiety surrounding getting the Corona Virus at work. Yep, we’ve just described office life to a tee!
Does anyone like staying in a stuffy office all day? Nope; the closed-off feeling of being in a cardboard box is not something anyone likes to handle. However, as a boss, you are able to create a comfortable outdoor retreat for the whole office. This could be somewhere for people to work outside, relax in the sunshine when the stuffiness becomes too much, to have a breather. It doesn’t matter if there is only you in the business and no one else; you need somewhere to escape sometimes! With the right outdoor office space, you can help with your sleeping patterns, break up the day, gain some vital vitamin D and feel restored throughout the day.
Not to mention, it’s easier to social distance outside.
Your staff needs the chance to socialize at a safe distance and as an added bonus, it’s a great way to add something extra to offer people when they come to work for you. So, let’s take a look at some of the best tips that will ensure that you create the best outdoor office space.
- Invest in commercial pressure washing when you have chosen your space. Not only do you need to clean down the patio, you need to make people WANT to spend time out there. No one wants to sit in a dirty space, so get it cleaned before you add furniture.
- If there are any weeds or overgrown plants in the outdoor area, cut them all back and de-weed the whole patio. You need this environment to be clear of overgrown nature in favor of the nature that you put there. To that end, you need to add some bordering bushes and plants to brighten the area and really let the colors shine through.
- Next you need furniture. Now, depending on the place you have your outdoor area, you may need to consider more than one type of furniture. You want furniture that will withstand the weather, and you want it to be functional. So, wooden tables and benches work very well, but perhaps a comfortable area for people who just want to sit and relax. You can even provide an outdoor barbecue – for those company parties.
- A cover over the area is a wise idea. Not only do you want to have a shield for rain, but it will help to have a cover from the sunshine, too. If you have the budget, make sure that this cover is retractable so that you can enjoy the sun!
You and your staff deserve to take a break from the monotony of the office – yes, the monotony. You need fresh air and vitamin D, and you need to be able to look at other scenery and that can be done with an outdoor space. Get your creative hat on today!