• The Importance of Directory Signs
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    Posted on: October 16, 2020
    Posted by: Graphicworks Staff

    Have you ever walked through a large school, hospital or similar facility and felt totally overwhelmed by the sheer size and space of it? It’s easy to get lost in a place like that, no matter how good your sense of direction is. If you own or manage one of these kinds of facilities it is absolutely necessary to make sure you have directory signs in your building. Directory signs do more than just direct, they save people time and energy and ensure people in your facility feel comfortable.

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    Of course, the first important purpose of directory signs is the most obvious one: they help people navigate your space. When you have a large space, it’s necessary to direct people to (at least) the important areas of your business or areas that your guests and visitors may need to visit like bathrooms or elevators or stairwells. Direction is incredibly important for two major reasons.

    Directory Signs Save Time

    The first is that by having directory signs, you save time and energy for your employees and your guests. In a large space, it is easy for people who don’t spend a lot of time there to get lost. And when people get lost, they wind up doing two things: wandering or asking for assistance. This is true of new employees and visitors who are new to your facility. Wandering is a major time waste and when someone has to stop to direct a visitor, they’re neglecting their usual duties. And as much as exploring can be fun, it does not bode well for the productivity of employees or for the comfort of your guests. And that leads us to the next major reason direction is important.

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    Directory Signs Put People At Ease

    Directory signs guide your guests, visitors and employees and save them from wasting time asking for directions, but it also gives them comfort. There’s nothing worse than being lost in a strange place. It is an uncomfortable and intimidating feeling, even for the most intrepid. Directory signs ensure that those who are in your facility do not truly get lost and can feel comfortable navigating your space and finding those areas they need to access. A frantic search for the right office can be made much less frantic with directory sings!

    For more information about directory signs for your business, contact the business sign experts at GraphicWorks.