Your workplace is not just an office that you can sit for the whole day working your ass off, which is too boring. A workplace that has no attraction can have a diminishing effect on your productivity. Doesn’t sound like a great deal, does it? There’s a reason why huge companies invest money in their workplace designing. They know the impact it is going to have on their employees and consequently their clients. Let’s talk about how you can creatively design a workstation that inspires the employees to work harder and come up with creative solutions.
- Keep In Mind The Culture
You know, you have to keep the culture of a place in mind when setting up an office anywhere in the world, if you keep that in consideration your employees are more likely to treat the workplace in a homely manner and they will be comfortable. Take time out and sit with your office team, get to know them better and set up your office according to their preferences and ideas.
If your office isn’t new, observe how the team already interacts with the existing workplace. What are the obstacles that they come across on a daily basis? What hinders their performance? How can it be made better, what changes they feel their workstations need? This will give you ample data, to begin with, the planning of your workplace renovation.
- Flexible Options
There could be various opinions about designated office space; some prefer cubicles, and some feel claustrophobic in them. It’s your job to ensure that your employee is not going to suffer from tension and fatigue just because the environment is not optimal for him/her; in the long run, their productivity brings you money. Splurge at it, if you have to; also, there’s not all or nothing approach involved over here. You can create complex designs that suit the needs of privacy of employees without making them feel like nomads.
- Office Design is Proportional To Productivity
Did you now that the office design can have a direct impact on your productivity levels? If your employees are not working at a good enough pace, already you ought to figure out why is that and I’m sure the office design and layout would be a huge part of the reason. Studies show that office design affects productivity by as much as 20% every day.
- Design Around Light
Most of the office work done these days is on the computers. But I want you to ensure that there is ample light on the workstation of your employees. They are going to not it if you don’t want their eyes to be strained, at least.
- Visual Stimulation
Certain colors are known to have a specific effect on the human psyche. For example, red color can make you hungry. That is precisely why it is used by the food society. Try and incorporate colors that enhance your employees’ productivity.
- Adjustable Tables
I suggest that you install a few height adjustable tables in your office because their height can be adjusted and they are easy to use.
I hope this helps, have a good day!
About the Author:
Hannah is an interior designer by profession, and she knows all the ins and outs of using the right quality of the furniture and accessories for home décor and workplace. She is also a blogger who loves to write about the home and office maintenance tips and tricks.