How To Make The Right First Impression With Your Office Reception

As the old saying goes, first impressions count. What’s more, as the physical space that effectively introduces your business to visitors, your reception area is possibly the most important part of your office.

If you’ve ever walked into a reception where every available surface is cluttered and untidy, then you won’t want to repeat the same mistakes in your own working environment.

Having a clean, organised yet welcoming setting in which you’ll greet potential clients and important contacts shows efficiency and professionalism.

That’s why it’s vital to get it right.

Banish clutter

Your brand is what you want to show off, not abandoned mugs of tea and a copy of Good Housekeeping dating from 2009. Make sure your visitors aren’t distracted by a general feeling of decay and don’t crowd your reception space with unnecessary decoration.

Instead keep it modern, open and minimal. Don’t allow promotional materials such as leaflets and brochures to spread across chairs and think about getting rid of bulky, mismatched furniture.

A word about plants

A living, breathing plant in an office is a beautiful thing. An un­watered, unloved specimen slowly shrivelling away in the corner shows that your reception staff just don’t care.

It might sound obvious but in many cases you won’t notice those little signs that act as a big red flag to potential clients. Wrapped up in a daily routine, you’ll fail to notice the peeling paint around the skirting board or the film of dust on your front desk.

That’s why we’d recommend taking five minutes to walk through your reception and picture it as if you’re visiting for the first time. Attention to detail and a sense of pride in everything you do is what will make you ultimately stand out from the crowd.

Keep it clean

Regular cleaning is essential to ensure your reception projects an air of efficiency and professionalism. Give the Albany Cleaning Services team a call on 02920 487538 to ask us how we can help your business create the right first impression.

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