As an employer, it is your job to create a workplace that employees want to come to every single day and as well as following all health and safety procedures currently put in place by the Australian government, you could also think about changing things up a little bit when it comes to the decor and the kind of things that you have hanging on the wall. It’s likely that you just chose your current pieces of art because they were cheap and they were convenient, but these can influence your employees in either a very positive or negative way.
This is why you need to invest in real art because canvas art has the potential to change any workplace for the better. Many employers think that displaying art in the workplace can act as a constant distraction and hinder their staff from being at their most productive. Others disagree and feel that having the right kind of art in the workplace leads to more innovative ideas and allows your staff members to be able to think outside the box. If you’re not sure where you sit when it comes to art in the workplace, then maybe the following benefits can help to change your mind.
- It strengthens your brand – The kind of art that you have on the walls within your business premises can say a lot about you to both customers and employees. If you choose your art wisely, then there’s no reason why you cannot reflect your business brand, its values and its mission statement. Depending on the pieces of art that you display, it gives people an idea of how seriously you take your business.
- It encourages conversation in the workplace – When staff assembles at the water cooler or the coffee machine, they can engage in meaningful conversation about the art around the workplace and how it makes them feel. This improves staff communication which will roll over into their working practices and so they will not be nervous to communicate with each other in a working capacity.
- It’s great for morale – Many Australian companies suffer from poor staff morale and if you can improve upon it by investing in some art to place around the building, then that is money very well spent.
Every employer wants their staff to be more creative thinkers and so if you surround them with pieces of art that encourage them to think and to discuss then you are already putting them in the mindset to be a lot more innovative and creative within the workplace.