Designing an office can be a daunting task. You want to create the perfect blend of comfort and productivity for your employees. Generally speaking, a happy employee is a productive employee. There are a few things that you can do when designing an office that will help motivate employees and increase production. Check out some of the following tips for office design.
- Utilize light and space. Office workers spend a majority of their time indoors. Think about how you feel after being cooped up in a dark, cramped room without windows for a while. Lack of light can make you tired, lethargic, and hinder creativity. Allow for windows and natural sunlight but make sure the space is also well lit in the evening. Keep the space open and bright to inspire creativity and communication among coworkers. Also, using glass walls instead of drywall for private spaces can allow more light and the illusion of more space. This type of office design is optimal for creativity and cooperation.
- Create non-desk workspaces. These spaces, otherwise known as “break out spaces” give employees somewhere to go to either eat lunch, chat with other people, or just get some creativity flowing. Sometimes the best thing to do is to take some time away from the desk. What better way to do it than with nice couches, sunlight, and some other coworkers? Make sure this space doesn’t feel like a conference room, but like somewhere where employees can go to get away from the traditional office design.
- Invest in good furniture. Make sure that the chairs, desks, and conference rooms are ergonomically designed for the comfort and health of employees. Nice furniture can also make the room feel more welcoming and open. The more comfortable employees are, the more likely they are to sit in one spot and be productive. While it is good to get up and get a change of scenery every so often, it’s also important to be comfortable and on task when at the desk.
American Design Associates has board certified designers and expert space planners on staff to help you maximize your office space with consideration to local building & fire codes, efficient work flow, communication, and privacy requirements. Whether you are moving into a larger space, downsizing, or simply reorganizing, thorough planning makes for a smoother installation and a superior work environment.
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