Breakout spaces have come out of hiding. They are no longer sequestered spaces, they are an integral part of the open office aesthetic. With a few adjustments, your current breakroom can become a key player in collaborative workplace culture as a meeting space, a breakaway space, and a counterculture work zone.
The 2019 color forecast has been released by Sherwin-Williams. Every color whether alone or combined with others, tells a story. So let’s take a look at how that translates into office design with regards to how personal, aspiring and attainable they are to your industry and your workspace.
NeoCon 50 was all about the 2019 design trends hitting the commercial industry. Most of these trends have been filtering into office design via the hospitality industry, where a more den-like comfort zone has become a prominent aesthetic.
Inspiration strikes, but deciding to take your ideas into a business of your own is a very calculated endeavor. Building your idea into a brick and mortar corporation takes strategy, vision and shared resources. Coworking is the perfect strategy for taking your idea from a concept to a business of innovation.
2018 office design trends focus on well-being in the workplace. Creating healthier workspaces and fostering workstyles that create healthier choices will sharpen the focus on the human experience at the office. The static workstyle of being tied to a cubicle or a desk is leaving the building. Flexible spaces that focus on the ability to improve the utilization of space for everyone and building a culture that recognizes an individual’s value in the workplace will create a significant impact. This fresh approach is leading to some pretty unconventional workspaces with bolder colors and designs.
A commercial office space typically means you’ve arrived. There comes a time in every entrepreneur’s life when the only thing left to do is move out of that tiny home office and into a brand new commercial office space. As the wheelhouse grows, so will your staff and your reach. You’ll have to make room for expansion – sometimes quite literally. So how can you tell that the time has come to relocate your line of business to commercial office space?
As your business expands, so will your technology needs. Before you know it, your brand will have to step up its tech game to maintain productivity. If you’re at a point where you need to invest in new equipment and technologies, your home office may no longer be a viable option to conduct future business
Meeting etiquette relies upon careful planning to encourage meetings without resistance require planning and meeting etiquette guidelines to keep them successful and productive. Conference rooms and huddle spaces provide shared areas that are meant to be used as collaboration hubs between coworkers, clients and sometimes as private spaces for employees and employers. They perform some important functions in offices, especially with open plan spaces. As with any shared space, there are certain unwritten rules that apply to keep everyone happy.
Re-imagining the internal conversations that go on in a company is an on-going dialog within the furniture design industry. This exchange of ideas is used to create more productive and dynamic environmental design. The challenge to create innovative furnishings that can accommodate the way we meet and exchange ideas is the same for every office footprint. Large or small, there are considerations that have to be made to allow form and function to coexist with productivity.
Your office design should get a refresh every once in a while. A new year is the perfect time to take a look at the current trends and see what might fit your needs. Branded environments, color, natural elements, flexible design options, and even pet-friendly offices are making an appearance this year. Here are some trends to watch:
Office design is a multi-faceted endeavor. Not only is it beholden to the current trends in hospitality/home design, consumer behavior, well-being, and technology, it is bound to the work culture present at any given time within the office. This information drives the product design process that ultimately redefines how you work. As workspace generations constantly evolve and change over the life of your business, keeping the culture vibrant and collaborative by design remains the foundation of great office design.