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Your office speaks volumes about your company, brand and culture. In this second of a two-part blog, learn how intelligent interior design can be a strategic advantage in attracting and retaining top talent.

When we step inside someone’s home, initial impressions shape our perceptions.  With minimal interaction, we’ve quickly formed opinions on this person’s tastes, likes and way of life.

The same holds true for your work spaces. These built environs also reflect your ethos, values and priorities, not simply your aesthetic palate.

Imagine the first impressions of a top-tier employee recruit. They’ve just arrived for the interview and begin to take in their surroundings. Almost subconsciously, they consider “Could I see myself working here?”

They may be impressed by your open floorplan where plentiful daylight fills glass conference rooms – that speaks of an approachable, friendly culture. Or, they’re impressed with common work places which encourage a more social, collaborative and team-based setting.

Just over there, they see a community kitchen where employees are gathered for food and fun. And a fitness / locker room area, together with living walls and treadmill work stations which says your organization cares about employee wellness and wellbeing. Before long, your career candidate has answered their own question: “Yes, I really can see myself working here.”

This is not simply about cool office space. With historically low unemployment rates and a shortage of qualified candidates, your workspace can be a powerful, strategic advantage in attracting and retaining the workforce you need.

At Strang, we believe you can’t be special, distinctive, and compelling in the marketplace unless you create something special, distinctive, and compelling in the workspace.

Erica Ostendorf Mullins

Erica Ostendorf Mullins

Director | Interior Design