Monday, May 14, 2007

We're moving house!

As I flagged up a little while ago, Omni are moving! We’re not going far, just down the road actually. It’s an important move though because in terms of current growth levels if we stay where we are we’ll have to sit on each others knees by September! The new office will have enough space for us to double in size, meaning plenty of room to grow into as we expand. Plus there’ll be more space for some fancy meeting rooms, some cool ‘break-out’ areas and all the other fun things that we’ve been talking about for a while now.

Part of the process is going to be getting ideas from people about what they want to see in the new place. What kind of furniture, what colour walls, what sort of ‘feel’ should it all have; it’s massively important that this is an environment where people can do their best work and be productive. Whilst the current office is great the limitations here needn’t apply somewhere new. We have a blank canvas to work on and that’s a really exciting prospect.

So, to all my colleagues out there that are reading this please let me know what you want to see in the new office. You can post it in comments here, or email me or just pop over with any thoughts.

To anyone not an Omni employee but with an opinion, I’d love to hear from you too! How do you use your work space? What gets the best out of people in the environment you work in?

[If you need some inspiration just follow the link from the Chief Happiness Officer’s blog in this post where there’s some food for thought]

10 comments:

Marissa Pepper said...

I know it will never happen but I can dream! I would love a room where we could all eat our breakfast/dinner with a few sofas like we have not but also a TV! It would obivously have to be an enclosed room so it doesnt disturb other people why they are working but I think it would be really good! But, I dont expect it to happen!

Marissa Pepper said...

Sorry about all the spelling mistakes! Got quite giddy writing that!

Nicola Valentine said...

I would like us to be able to keep our executive chairs but it would be nice to get some plants in the office (maybe in the reception area). Also, I think as Office Manager I should get a window seat!!!

Bev said...

I think it would be good to have some really bold colours around the office particularly Red

Anonymous said...

I agree with Bev some colourful bold art on the wall.

Kathleen said...

I like the plants and artwork idea, it would give the office a more tranquil look which makes for calmer employees!
I think red and cream for the walls and definitely keep the comfy chairs :)

Anonymous said...

I am loving the idea of cream and red walls, just remembered james idea for big omni cushions/pillows whatever they were, i think they would be quite fititng and be an alternative to sofas in the employee section.

Can someone please show my how to set up the google/blogger thing so i can stop being anonymous?

James said...

Anonymous, I'll happily help you set yourself up but you'll have to tell me who you are first! Email me and I'll come over and help!

Natt said...

Yay! I'm not anonymous!

Sidni said...

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