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Even the most creative employees can get stuck sometimes. These days, many employers are looking to combat this lull and inspire creativity among employees using the office itself. Here are a few simple ways you can encourage an imaginative and innovative atmosphere in your AZ office space.

 

Visual cues can play a huge role in fostering the creative thinking that helps employees push past any mental blocks keeping them stuck. Try using some of these visual factors to elevate the innovation in your office.

Let in lots of bright, natural light. Not only do windows keep your office space from feeling like a dungeon, the extra rays can actually improve employee attitudes and spark creative thinking

Add a pop of color! Color theory provides explanations for the various effects colors can have on an individual’s mind, emotions, body, and balance—and yes, this includes creativity. Choosing certain colors and their placement in your office can have a significant effect on boosting creative thought. Certain colors do work better than others at achieving this, which leads us to our next recommendation.

Bring some nature to the office. A healthy dose of green can do wonders in encouraging creativity among employees. Try incorporating plants into your Arizona commercial office to add a natural, balanced feeling that perfectly sets the stage for some out-of-the-box thinking.

Decorating with art, quotes, and other forms of inspiration can help kick start an employee’s creative streak. While you may choose to make this a large-scale, office wide aesthetic, allowing employees to personalize their own spaces is also very effective.

 

The way you chose to structure and use your AZ office space can help encourage inventive thinking in your organization.

Create common spaces to provide employees with both flexible workspace options and a place to socialize. This makes it much easier for people to collaborate and co-create. You never know when a simple conversation will spark the next big idea.

Make breaks more fun. Stock the kitchen with healthy snacks and drinks or turn your break room into a game room where employees can blow off some steam. In addition to being just plain fun, this can also encourage employees to stay active and healthy at work—yet another important factor in fueling creative thinking.

Turn static spaces into more comfortable environments using movable furniture to help keep your employees from feeling stuck. Open concept spaces also make this movement and comfort much more accessible for your employees.

Clutter is the enemy of productivity, and the resulting lack of focus can block an individual’s creativity. Keeping workspaces tidy will help prevent distraction and spark ingenuity among the employees in your office.

How are you boosting creativity in your AZ office space? Head over to our LinkedIn page to let us know!

 

Four employees sit around a table laughing and brainstorming over photos in their AZ office space.

It’s the goal of every employer to increase productivity among employees. However, the question typically remains, “How?” Modern offices are finding there’s one factor that plays a major role in promoting employee effectiveness and overall organizational health: happiness. Below are a few areas you can use to create a happier, more productive environment in your AZ office space.

 

Company Culture

 

Hiring naturally positive people and encouraging wellness within your AZ office space are great ways to keep your employees both happy and productive.

Another effective tool in creating a healthy work-life balance employees will thrive in is flexible scheduling. Enabling your employees to be productive without having to sacrifice their personal lives and wellbeing does something very special for your company culture—work evolves from a necessary chore to a fulfilling and enjoyable part of a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

Office outings are also a great way to keep things fresh and social by switching up the same old work routine. This gives employees the opportunity to get out of the office and get know each other better. Developing those meaningful relationships that can help make the office a more comfortable and personal environment.

 

Leadership

 

It’s important to be a personable leader exhibiting sincere care about the employees in your office. Address them by name, encourage and praise often and publicly, and always remember to say thank you. Rather than micromanaging, focus on creating individual growth plans to show your employees you trust them and are invested in developing them both personally and professionally. What happens when you show employees you believe and trust in them? They believe and trust in you right back.

Invite employees into the bigger picture, showing each and every individual how their work impacts the overall success of the organization. When work is meaningful, employees are much happier to be doing it.

 

Rewards and Benefits

 

Reward systems and additional benefits are a great way to foster a happier environment among employees. Offer exciting perks like extra vacation time or other practical benefits such as extra insurance coverage, gym memberships, or transit benefits to show employees their effort is valued.

 

Office Space

 

Optimizing your office with organized desk spaces and lots of natural light can have a huge effect on employee happiness. There’s no reason why going in to the office can’t feel like an extension of an employee’s home: comfortable, open, and inviting.

Roomy, open concept office spaces also allow people to move around and stay physically active throughout the day. A bonus benefit is the resulting social interaction serving to help build team dynamics and fuel a happier, more connected office culture.

Choosing the right Arizona commercial office space can do wonders for creating a positive work environment for employees. Take a look at some of our available properties to find the AZ office space your organization will thrive in.

Many office spaces in AZ are providing employees with healthier catering options like the fresh meat and veggie snack this man is reaching for.

Food is a big part of any culture, and company culture is no different. It’s no wonder then why many office spaces in AZ are opting to provide meals to employees on a more regular basis. Offices can use catering to boost morale, encouraging healthy lifestyle habits, and stay competitive when looking to recruit new employees. Here are a few of today’s office catering trends helping companies stay on top of their game.

1. Health- and Diet-Conscious Catering

Many office spaces in AZ are using catering to promote healthier lifestyle habits among employees, and to make those choices more accessible and enjoyable. This wholistic approach to health and wellness includes much more than an occasional healthy lunch—some employers are trading out the traditional, unhealthy office breakfast foods (like those delicious but dangerous donuts and bagels) for healthier options. Fresh fruit, clean meals, and juices are just a few of the popular offerings offices are using to provide employees with a well-rounded most important meal of the day every day.

2. Concierge Services & Online Ordering

Concierge services are a very popular trend in office catering because of the convenience and ease associated with having a third-party handling logistics. In addition, ever-evolving online ordering systems are continually making these services even simpler than ever before. Offices can browse by meal, type of cuisine, event, and more to narrow down their food options and place an order. The concierge service will then develop the meal, taking into account any dietary restrictions or preferences stated, and deliver the food right to your Tempe office space. Some services will even set up the meal for you.

3. Food Trucks

Food trucks have been a very popular culinary option for a few years now, and this trend shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. They allow companies to turn a simple parking lot into a trendy restaurant in a matter of minutes, and what better way to get your employees outside to enjoy the beautiful Arizona sunshine?

If you already have a business in mind, you can contact the food truck directly for booking and pricing options. However, there are online platforms that allow you to browse and compare an expansive range of food trucks based on factors like cuisine, pricing, availability, and more. Online hiring services also typically represent only verified vendors and offer support and payment protections to ensure the best catering experience possible for your AZ office space.

4. Go Green, Reduce Waste

Waste can be a major issue with office catering—any food that’s not eaten tends to end up directly in the trash. With a major push for office spaces to embrace greener practices, reducing this waste is an important factor to consider when deciding on a catering option.

Better planning is the best weapon to combat waste resulting from catering. Knowing how many people are eating, what they will and won’t eat, how much they’ll eat, and more can help you and your caterer better plan for your office’s needs.
Now that you know the top trends in catering, it’s time to find the perfect office space in AZ to promote your healthy and community-oriented company culture. Contact us for more information on available properties or to schedule a tour.

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A business in a Tempe office space can reap the benefits of this rapidly expanding environment.

Businesses are rushing for their chance to set up headquarters in a Tempe office space. It’s easy to see why: Tempe boasts one of the nation’s fastest growth rates. Light Rail extensions, Arizona State University’s addition of Mirabella, and many other developments are fueling Tempe’s rapid growth. Barely three miles away from all the excitement is one of the best spots for new and established businesses to call home. Located on McClintock Drive, near Southern Avenue, these suites offer the best advantages.

 

These office spaces in Arizona are right in the middle of the Southern Palms Shopping Center and the Baseline Village Shopping Center. Each suite is easily accessible, sitting nicely between the US 60 and the Loop 101. Frequent travelers get an additional boost: Phoenix’s Sky Harbor Airport is only 15 minutes away. Aside from the ease of getting to and from the office, there’s still plenty more this location has to offer.

 

Restaurants

Thanks to ASU’s proximity, there is an eclectic assortment of eating establishments by this Tempe office space. Whether you are looking for a place with local flair to take a new client, somewhere with an easy-going atmosphere to host the annual holiday party, or just somewhere to stop and grab a quick lunch, you and your employees won’t be short on options.

 

Coffee Shops

Break up the workday and grab some caffeine from one of these coffee shops. Most are within walking distance. Your team can hold a brainstorming session over a cup of coffee or tea on a patio and come back to the office with a stellar game plan.

 

Other Amenities

Aside from food and drinks, there are other things many employees like to have close to their workplace. The convenience of making a quick stop to the grocery store or regular visits to a gym can set you and employees up for a successful day outside of the office.

 

Office spaces in Arizona are no strangers to the beautiful year-round Arizona sunlight. Your team can also take advantage of three beautiful, quiet parks nearby. Plan a team-building day outside to let everyone enjoy some fresh air.

No matter if your business needs the convenience of a quiet walk through a park or a variety of dining options, these office spaces in Arizona are sure to be the right fit. Let your business join in on all the exciting growth Tempe has to offer. Contact us today to schedule your tour of a Tempe office space located on McClintock Drive.

 

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A quick afternoon nap in a sleep pod can boost the output of your Arizona office space.

Google. Uber. Nike. How can your Arizona office space join their league? Simple. Dozens of the world’s leading companies have something in common: they all care about their employees’ sleep habits.

Sleep pods are quickly invading offices around the world. While many of these pods may look strange, they offer employees a quiet, safe place to unwind and take a quick power nap. Phoenix office spaces would be wise to set aside a small room for one of their own.

 

Power Naps Increase Productivity

From Arianna Huffington to Bill Gates, top industry leaders admit that the key to their supply of creativity and productivity is being well rested. Any Arizona office space can benefit from a focus on overall sleep health. A quick mid-afternoon nap can achieve better results than a constant stream of caffeine.

Sleep pods offer long term ROI. Overall staff productivity, alertness, and the quality of work output increased after the addition of an office sleep pod. Getting a healthy amount of sleep every day has been proven to lower stress levels, boost happiness, and increase focus. Companies who invest in a sleep pod often see sick days reduced and employee satisfaction go up.

 

Timing is Key

As you can tell, sleeping on the job isn’t a big no-no like it was in the past. However, there is a fine line between a helpful nap that increases alertness and a nap that makes you feel like you woke up in another century. Encourage employees to keep their naps down to twenty minutes. Any longer and the REM cycle will kick in, leaving employees groggy upon waking.

 

Down Time

Even if an employee takes a trip to the sleep pod in your Arizona office space but doesn’t fall asleep, it is not time wasted. There are still plenty of benefits. Many top of the line sleep pods come equipped with light dimmers, serene white noise makers, and cushions. Employees who take a few minutes for some down time to unwind in the middle of a busy day will still leave with a clearer mind and heightened alertness than if they had just slogged through their exhaustion.

If you really want to make sure your employees are ready to embrace the sleep pod revolution ask for their input. After all, they may have some good suggestions, such as knowing where the prime quiet spot is in the office. Don’t forget to make a ‘do not disturb’ sign to hang on the door.

Does your Arizona office space have a sleep pod or designated quiet space? Tell us about your experience on our LinkedIn page.

 

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As dedicated commercial real estate professionals, all of us at Camroad Properties pride ourselves on operating office buildings to the highest industry standards. This translates into consistently high occupancy rates, and tenant retention rates averaging over 80% in all of our Arizona commercial real estate properties. As local owner-operators, you can rely on Camroad Properties to provide the best leasing opportunities for quality office space in Phoenix, Mesa, and Tempe. Our knowledge of Arizona commercial real estate and our ability to react promptly to our clients' office space requirements is our specialty. We can customize office suites to fit any of your commercial real estate needs.
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