Creating an inviting and welcoming office environment for your employee’s to work in is one of the best investments you can make as a business owner, since integrating certain fixtures can improve the productivity and output of your workforce. As…read more
Creating an inviting and welcoming office environment for your employee’s to work in is one of the best investments you can make as a business owner, since integrating certain fixtures can improve the productivity and output of your workforce. As more businesses look to modernise their offices into attractive workspaces, there are a number of recurring themes that seem to be exploited as business owners look to invigorate and inspire their workforce.
Not only that, but with offices now filling with prospective millennials looking to make their way in the world, office workspaces and its inclusions within must now move with the times. So if you’re thinking of undertaking an office fit-out or refurbishment, then here are some of this year’s latest office design trends that have been taking the country by storm!
The way we work, communicate and collaborate, has become under scrutiny recently as it’s suggested that many standard office designs limit the effectiveness of communication and collaboration on projects. As such, to combat this, business owners are integrating collaborative spaces or huddle rooms into their office space to offer dedicated areas where teams can communicate and collaborate together. These collaborative spaces enable employees to take a break from their desk yet remain productive, and will generally include comfortable seating, meeting room or presentation technology, and a selection of different sized desks.
For years now offices have been attached with the stigma that employees will become generally unhealthy after working in offices over longer periods of time. There are myriad health warnings broadcasted to office workforces warning them of the risks of sitting at a desk for too long; carpal tunnel, deep vein thrombosis, back / posture problems, among others. Because of this, one positive solution that businesses are taking advantage of is by adding standing desks to their office as an alternative space for employees to work. Rather than sitting at their computer all day, employees are offered the opportunity to work at standing desks which pose significantly less health risks and can increase productivity.
Providing a playful space for your workforce to relax during dinner, or before or after work is one of the greatest liberties that you can offer to your employees – and they’ll likely love you for it! By offering a place for your employees to unwind, you’ll bring them closer together as a team which can only bring about an added benefit when working together on projects. Not only that, but even during working hours, if your team is struggling for creativity and inspiration then an area to relax in could be just what they need.
There’s no better way to boost office productivity or morale than with the inclusion of some beautiful plants to add some greenery to your workspace. By purifying the air – rather than simply circulating like air conditioning units – your employees will feel full of energy when working in the office, but they’ll also help to make your office space look fresh and appealing to both employees and visitors.
In short, there are literally hundreds of ways to improve your office’s appearance to boost the productivity or morale of your staff, but it’s all about understanding what works best for you and your team. While these office essentials are trending throughout 2017, it’s worth discussing with your team what might help them work more efficiently before restructuring.