We’ve all been there, and it’s not pretty.
And when it comes to office decorations, we’ve all seen the same thing: The office decor is not a gift but an investment.
The idea is that if you buy the office decorations you’ll be rewarded with a higher salary and higher-quality work, and the decor will add to the overall appearance of your office, making it look more polished and modern.
But there are drawbacks to buying office decor.
First, the decorations are expensive.
They can cost as much as $300 to $1,000 a piece.
Secondly, it can be hard to get the right pieces, and most people don’t want to pay for something they’ll probably never use.
Some offices have been decorated in a way that creates a sense of exclusivity, and that can create a barrier to entry.
It also means that there are more people working in the office than there should be, which can make things a bit more stressful.
You can get more decorations for a smaller budget, but you’ll spend more money for that one.
The end result: More expensive decor means less productivity, less money for your business, and less overall productivity.
As the Wall Street Journal explains, “The cost of office decorations is not only a drain on the money of workers, it is also a source of frustration to many who have to spend a large amount of time and money decorating an office, often at their own expense.”
It’s a problem that is going to continue to grow over the next decade.
In addition, most companies have found that the quality of their office decorations doesn’t match the quality and appearance of the work environment.
So, why aren’t companies just investing in office decor?
Well, according to a report from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), “The growing number of office decor stores, like Nordstrom and Home Depot, is pushing companies to spend on office decor.”
The PwC report suggests that office decor costs are more than twice the cost of the items on sale at a store, and so businesses are spending a lot more money on office decoration.
That means companies can save a lot of money and put more money back into their operations.
PwL argues that, by focusing on office decorations instead of stock, companies can invest in their own productivity, improve their employee morale, and create more long-lasting relationships.
However, the cost is only one part of the equation.
What about the quality?
According to PwL, many companies are buying office decorations because they have an employee who enjoys working in an office.
“A study of more than 500 people in the United States found that employees who were exposed to office decor said that they liked it better and had more fun working there,” the report explains.
Additionally, PwB says, “Employees who saw the decorations say that the decorations seemed more professional and made them feel more at home.
They also said they felt more confident and more in control of their work environments.”
So, the idea of investing in your own office decor seems like a good one.
Why aren’t more companies investing in it?
Well there are a few reasons.
First, most offices have their own decorating companies, which don’t necessarily have the same quality as their competitors.
Second, there are other factors that can affect productivity.
For example, if your office has too many employees, you might have a harder time keeping them happy.
Third, a lack of collaboration between teams can create more friction, which in turn can lead to more turnover.
Fourth, the office decor business is a small niche business, which means that the number of decorations is limited, which makes it hard for companies to build a loyal customer base.
In other words, if companies aren’t investing in their office decor, then they are missing out on a huge opportunity.
Finally, the business of decorating offices is growing.
A report from Gartner predicts that office decorations will grow from $3.7 billion in 2014 to $5.3 billion in 2021.
According to a 2016 report from Ernst & Young, “In 2019, office decor was the largest category of office furnishings and fixtures, accounting for approximately 22 percent of total sales.”
And PwD predicts that the growth of office décor will likely continue to rise.
Will decorating your office make you more productive?
Well, yes, if you have the right decor.
If you spend more time in your office and get more out of your time there, then it might help you work smarter.
Unfortunately, the reality is that a lot depends on what kind of office you’re in, and whether you’re paying for office decor or not.
Are you buying office furniture because you like it or are you buying it