Believe it or not, the design of your office is a tool to enhance the productivity of your employees. We’ve mentioned it countless times before, and we’re mentioning it again; the way that your office is designed will greatly impact how well your business will perform, engage and communicate.
At Officescape, we pride ourselves on helping businesses realise the potential of the office space that they have through our office refurbishment in London and we have a few design tips for keeping your employees happy and engaged in their work.
There’s nothing worse than having an office space which doesn’t cater to the needs of the department which is situated in it.
Whether this be having an open plan design in a creative department who need to collaborate and discuss ideas, but a closed, cubicle based office to house your admin team, make sure the design you are implementing is a design that allows the department to work to their full potential.
It’s much easier to create a space for a department than get a department to work in an inadequate space.
Nothing beats access to natural light in an office space. It makes the office seem much brighter and more vibrant and brings a little bit of the outside in.
Implementing areas where colleagues can sit and collaborate on work is a great way to keep them happy.
However, people come up with innovative ideas and collaborate differently depending on the environment they are in. This is why it’s important to have a few communal areas in your building to allow for these different styles of working to play to your advantage.
Have a bright, bold open communal room with sofas and bean bags for your more creative minds and smaller, neutrally decorated rooms for those who prefer to sit and work in privacy away from their office so that they won’t be disturbed.
Why have trouble thinking what to do with your walls when you can turn them into a tool to enhance the productivity of your employees?
Create whiteboard walls which allow your staff to write notes and inspire others in meeting environments- after all, ideas can become contagious, especially when the idea is there on the wall for everyone to see!
It can be quite easy to design an office with the intention of it looking modern and stylish, and while this is something that you should be thinking about too (especially if you have clients visiting your business regularly), you should be thinking about how it will affect the mechanics of your office and the productivity of your staff, too.
Here at Officescape, we excel in creating the perfect office for your business. Contact our team today by calling 01553 811833 and we will be more than happy to discuss your enquiries with you.