Before we begin, we should ask you an important question. Do your employees enjoy working in your office?
The modern office is undergoing a massive makeover and experiencing significant changes. It is no longer business as usual- pun intended. As a result of the fact that, on average, an astounding 90% of workers say the design of their office has a direct effect on their productivity levels, business owners must move to fully ensure that their employees and co-workers are provided with a fitting workspace.
As a business owner, whether you intend to build your own office space, rent a space or remodel where you presently are, if attracting and retaining top talent is important to you then you should absolutely read on to learn about the future of the workplace.
On the one hand, there is the private office model. On the other hand, there is the open office model. Somewhere in the middle, offering an important and crucial balance and the best of both worlds is the Blended, Activity-based Design of Office Spaces.
With this approach, your office has both open spaces which promote social and collaborative efforts. As well as private pods that shut out the noise and within which one can have some privacy for phone calls, meetings etc.
A blended space design provides all the benefits of private, semi-private, and open workspaces, complete with open lounges, meeting rooms, conference rooms, private pods and everything in between.
One of the downsides to working all day on the computer is the aches and pains often acquired from prolonged sitting in often uncomfortable positions. Prolonged sitting has been found to be hazardous to health.
Ergonomic Design takes the health of users into consideration and is strategic, in that it promotes movement throughout the day. Ergonomic furniture describes products which have been designed with comfort, functionality and the movement of the human body in mind to reduce back, neck, and shoulder pain. Getting these kinds of furniture ensure that your employees remain healthy and productive.
Other furniture that could aid relaxation would be bean bag chairs, easy chairs, sit-stand desks
There is a psychology to the use of colours and when deployed properly, the colours used in your workplace can ensure an enabling environment that can be thoroughly enjoyed and which encourages maximum productivity.
If your walls and furniture are grey and bleak, then the mood in your office is likely to be a mixture of dullness and tiredness. A great idea, therefore, would be to personalise your workplace and infuse your work culture in the design, visuals and overall look by adding your company colours in your workspace. From paint to furniture. Make your walls come alive with wall paintings and add great lighting too.
If your workspace has a jumble of wires, crisscrossing busily across every available surface, asides from the hazards of tripping or pulling devices down or disconnecting devices unexpectedly, then it is an unhealthy workplace for your employees.
To remodel and adopt a technological design, here are a few other important things that you can adopt built-in power and fast data to aid stress-free online meetings as well as getting materials online, integrated wireless charging, interactive displays, easy-connect technology touchpoints, and articulated monitor arms.
If you are a company seeking to maximize efficiency, productivity, employee well-being, and profits, you will benefit from implementing these trends in your office remodelling or while building.
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