It’s not often that you get to show your creative side whilst working in an accountancy practice so we’re always looking for ways to do things out of the ordinary, and most importantly, have a bit of fun.
The first step we took to achieving lounge ‘goals’ was the feature wall. We knew we wanted something bright, with a geometric design but at first we weren’t sure of the best route, we aren’t painters & decorators so we knew we needed something easy . So we looked at some tutorials on YouTube, we found a good design and even better it looked relatively simple.
If you would like to recreate the same kind of thing for your home/office space take a look at the video below!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ah_yLz83WPQ
For the colours, we chose yellow, blue, light grey and dark grey. It took us a few days work to get the desired effect as we had to paint the base coats first.
For the next step we decided to buy a new table, the old table and chairs weren’t exactly the comfiest and we weren’t making much use of the space really. The old table could only fit 4 people on and that made it hard for the team to eat together. We decided to buy a extending table which could now fit 8 chairs around it. As we already had an abundance of chairs downstairs there was no need to buy anymore which was lucky.
Click through the gallery below to see the pictures up close!
The last step we took was painting some canvases to match the feature wall. As we had accidentally bought much more paint than needed we knew we had to put some of it to good use. These are the paintings that we came up with. (We decided to name them like any great artist would) I know what you’re thinking… has Picasso been reincarnated?
If you’re looking to unleash your teams creativity and perhaps you’ve got a few walls going spare, we suggest organising something similar. It cost less than getting the professionals in and created a lovely personalised room for the team.
Entrepreneurs and business owners are at an even higher risk of developing anxiety, depression or stress and it can be difficult to concentrate on your business, so mistakes do get made.
You are only human, we are made to make mistakes and learn from them.
Mistakes are crucial to a business’s development, but you may be left wondering how you can recover from a major mistake, this blog will cover 5 useful tips on how to recover from those mistakes.
By owning up to it, you can try to resolve the problem.
A simple sorry can make conversations a lot smoother with colleagues, so explain what you did and why you did it.
Speak to others in the way you would like to be spoken to, forgive them and move forward as you can’t change what’s already happened. It’s about how the team collectively deals with the problem. Likewise, if someone is making you feel bad for a mistake, don’t be scared to speak up and let them know how you feel.
Analyse the mistake, assess what went wrong and ask yourself, ‘what steps can I take to prevent it from happening again?’
Don’t criticize yourself harshly, you don’t deserve it. Look after yourself and try not to worry about the past. You will have plenty of chances to let your skills shine.
Most importantly, don’t forget to ask for help. We support businesses with various aspects so if you get stuck don’t be afraid of asking for help or advice.
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