Preparing The Office For Winter

If you have your own office building for your business, you will want to start thinking during October of protecting and preparing the space for the colder climates and darker nights. There are plenty of jobs which you can be doing in your office this month to make sure that the area is ready for winter, and here are just a few of them.

 

Secure the roof

Before you do anything else you will want to think about taking a look at the roof and hiring a commercial roofing company to come and replace it for you to update any broken or missing pieces. The roof is the part of your building which provides shelter from the weather outside and now that we are entering a cold season we are more likely to suffer with rain, snow, and damp. Keep the roof secure to lock the heat in your office and make sure that no water can run into the foundations of the building.

 

Lock it up

Securing the outside of your office might seem like the most obvious thing in the world, but have you put in every possible measure to ensure that it is secure? Think about the exterior gates, barriers, doors, windows and what alarm system you have in place. It is always worth updating doors now and again for better safety and of course, with the windows, you will want the thickest you can possibly get for safety. Make sure you also think about planting thorny bushes outside all of the windows to make access difficult for thieves and install cameras everywhere you can.

 

Turn off the electrics

It is so important, and we can’t state this enough, that you turn off your devices at the end of the day before you go home! There are far too many employees who simply lock their machines and leave them running all night but this isn’t good for the machine and it isn’t good for your building either. Electrical devices, no matter how safe you think they are, can be huge fire hazards. The last thing you want is to be coming into work and it being on fire! Turn things off at the end of the night for safety.

 

Warm it up

No one can be expected to work in a place which is damp and cold and miserable, and it is going to decrease your productivity as an office and prevent you from being able to do what you want to do. Make sure that you make changes to keep the office bright with LED lights, cozy with radiators and comfortable by giving everyone their own blanket to use if they get cold. This small gesture might seem like nothing but it can go a long way to making your office a better place this winter.

 

Make it festive

Of course, it is coming up to Halloween and then we have thanksgiving and Christmas to follow… and all of these events can be incredibly fun for everyone and they can make everyone in the office excited and happy. By having an afternoon at the end of the week where you all decorate for the various holidays, you will increase employee morale and give a sense of homeliness to the office which can actually be a great comfort and motivator.

 

 

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Elita Torres

I have over 20 years experience as a leader, first as a General Manager for several Big Box retailers with over 100 employees, then as a district manager overseeing an average of 23 stores. Currently, I am a Sales Director overseeing 4 Districts. My passion for leadership and personal development has led me to share my journey in a Blog. Find out more on http://www.leadgrowdevelop.com/about/