If you want to attract a creative team, it’s important to have a workplace that inspires innovation. But what, exactly, does that look like? If your only example is the office with four plain walls and a desk, then it’s time to think beyond your own experience.
The physical environment of a workplace, along with the tools made available to team members, combine to make a space that stimulates creative thinking.
Here’s a checklist to get your started:
- Company mantra, framed and visible to all
- Motivational quotes
- Instrumental music
- Background music
- Nature sounds: ocean waves, thunderstorm, babbling brook
- Stability balls
- Resistance bands
- Bento boxes
- Healthy snacks
- Tea, coffee, energy drinks, water
- Research books
- Art books
- Word games
- Logic puzzles
- Computer games
- Adult coloring books
- Markers, crayons, colored pencils
- Dry erase paint
Think about what inspires you, and what kind of energy you want to establish. Make the office more than an office—make it a place where creativity can thrive. By investing in your workspace, you’ll not only attract the top people in your field, but you’ll foster an environment where great ideas are born.