Do you struggle to create a welcoming atmosphere in your dental office space? It’s not necessarily the way you greet your guests, as you’re naturally friendly by default in these scenarios. But simple things like the way you simply decorate and furnish your dental office can quickly make it feel less welcoming by default. Especially if you haven’t given much thought to the message your office aesthetics puts across.
So, with that in mind, here are a few of the best ways that you can actively work to improve the welcoming atmosphere in your office space.
Mess is one of the biggest issues that a professional space can face. From clutter on individual desks to a messy communal space, it is all too easy to let standards slip the more comfortable you become in any given space. In such cases, it is important to try and instill good practice in your staff. Ideally, you need to try and make sure the storage options available make ideal clutter-busters.
For example, on each individual desk or reception area you could offer a box that holds an individual’s personal work items. Notebooks, stationary and snacks can all be stored out of sight. And therefore out of mind. When it comes to an office, storage is of paramount importance. The better your storage options are the less cluttered it will feel and the more welcoming an atmosphere overall.
Create Break Out Zones
Do you ever feel that there is nowhere to escape to in your office space? If so, then no doubt your staff and anyone who visits will also be feeling the exact same way. And, if this is the case, then you can guarantee that your office is in desperate need of a break out zone.
This is a fairly simple idea, but can be really great for morale. This is just a space in your office that people can go to for a five minute breather, to relax when the stress gets a little bit too much for them and just a place they can work in a more relaxed environment if necessary.
Make it Aesthetically Pleasing
At the end of the day, the best way to make any office space feel more welcoming is by ensuring it is aesthetically pleasing; which is even more important when patients are undergoing tricky treatments such as all on 4 implants. A friendly colour scheme, comfortable furniture and similar are a good start to creating this initial, visual, welcome.
Your office is an essential part of your branding, so it is important to ensure that it matches the message you want to send to people. It also helps to ensure your brand colours and key images are also included in the decoration, as this can help to create a coherent brand image across multiple areas. In which case, you need to make sure the brand colour, etc., is a welcoming or attractive aesthetic to begin with.
Art isn’t just about filling your wall space, it can be an important way to bring actual life and personality to a space. Which is doubly important in a work environment. Which could, otherwise, be quite lifeless and depressing to spend any long amounts of time in. Art adds life, so make your choices carefully when making this office addition.
You could choose a piece which reflects your brand, but this is not always easy to put your finger on. So, in such scenarios, you could instead commission a custom piece that accurately depicts your brand. Custom artwork can also be used to add or make something interesting out of your brand logo. Use interesting fonts or other complementary artistic choices to match art and font together, as this will produce the most stunning effect.
Good furniture can help visitors to forgive many sins, which is why it is such an integral aspect of developing a welcoming atmosphere. It can also be something that your staff consider vital. As bad furniture can be extremely hard to work with, causing serious problems such as backache and aggravating long-term medical conditions.
Therefore, your first and most important step when it comes to office furniture is to always purchase appropriate desks and chairs. The higher quality these are, with good back support and ergonomic design, the better these will be for your staff’s overall health.
Don’t be afraid to buy a piece that is intended as a conversation starter either. A stunning, unique, piece of furniture can really improve any office space. A chair with an interesting design instead of your typical boring reception chair, a patchwork couch and similar interesting design choices can all be an example of how this could work. You can have more traditional furniture for the more functional areas of your office, but why not try something different in areas that require less rigid parameters? It can add a much more welcoming vibe to the space.
At the end of the day, a good dentist Warrington office can be many things but a welcoming one must tell a story. Let your visitors know who your brand is via your furniture, the artwork that adorns your walls and even the simple things like keeping the space as clutter-free as possible.