The office is a place where many of us set up of home and spend most of our time. It is a space where we work, socialise and develop professionally and should be a productive and inspiring setting.
Office Design is important for a good workplace dynamic and it is more important for you and your workers than you may think. This is why today we are going to take a look at the way that you can upgrade and change your office to make it feel much more exciting and productive this summer.
- Create a flexible space
One of the main issues which older generation companies suffer is the standard cubicle and desk way of thinking. Working in a regimented way just isn’t the way forward any longer and it is important for you to create a space that accommodates different ways that people work. Some people work best sitting on a sofa with their laptop, some work better in a cafe type setting and some like traditional desks. By having a flowing workspace where people can move around and set up shop anywhere they want, it will make for a much mofre productive space.
- Open the space
People enjoy being able to talk and communicate during the day and if this is why having lots of separate rooms in the office can be a bad idea. It is always a great idea for you to get rid of the walls in the office and open up the space more. People need to be able to talk and bounce ideas off each other so having an open working space is always the best course of action.
- Create comfortable desks
No one will ever be able to work effectively at a desk if the desk is small, dingy and messy. It is important as a worker that they are able to put their personal stamp on their work area and have a desk which is comfortable for them. Make sure not to skimp on the desks you buy for your workers because they will be working at their desks all day every day. It is important that this is a space they can feel comfortable and work productively.
- Make it light
It is incredibly important if you want to enjoy a happy and productive work environment that you have lots of natural light in the room. The absence of light can have a physiological and mental effect on your workers and this is something which can make them much less productive. Light makes us feel happier and more awake and it helps people to concentrate, so bring in plenty of windows and cool white lights.
- Seating areas
Now and again during the day, everyone will need to get up and walk around and get away from their screens. It is important for you in the office to design a work area which also has a seating area which people can use to chat and rest for 10 minutes or so. You can even add a muted TV with subtitles in this part of the office and this can make a big difference to your workers.
- Brand it up
As well as making sure that the office is productive for your workers, you will also want to ensure that it is branded well and gives across the right impression to your audience. Get the neon signs and logos up on the wall and bring some colour to the space.
- Use brand colours
As well as decals and signs, you can use the colour palette of your brand to paint the office and make it feel like one big happy family. Depending on the colours of your brand, you can either mix a few bright colours or have a nice calming space which reflects the tone of your brand.
- Add some plants
If you want to add something more fun to the office and make it feel more like a homely space, plants are a key thing. Plants such as fresh flowers and succulents can be a good choice in the office and they will bring some colour and texture to the home. You can have small plants on the desk and you can also have larger plants around the office to provide life, colour, and calm to the office. A great idea would be to bring in plants which have a scent because they will make the office smell fresh all year long.