The workplace wellness experience takes on a deeper meaning post-pandemic. As we strive to regain footing and provide a safe, common-sense driven workplace, open plan hives of productivity will become more sheltered. Wellbeing will be in the driver’s set with significant attention being paid to social distancing, visible housekeeping, and boundaries. Workstation areas will no longer have the crowded café feel, they will be de-densified to maintain social distancing. Every organization’s return to the office will be customized to their circumstances, but each will have a few commonalities:
These successful office renovation tips can inspire some outside the box thinking for your workspace design. Even if you don’t think your office can handle it, we’ve got you covered. With office space at a premium, sometimes a renovation is the best option for a rapidly growing team. It also gets top marks for talent retention, acquisition, and morale. It’s all about carefully crafted space planning & design to determine optimal workflow and efficiency for your team to accomplish their goals.
Branding your office environment creates more than just a beautiful space. It creates a funnel for recruitment, retention, and rejuvenated morale. Workspace design is a complex journey that has to provide not only pertinent furnishings and savvy space planning but it must communicate who you are quickly and concisely, to both visitors and employees. You put a lot of thought into creating your brand. A branded office environment transcends that effort.
An optimized workspace is all about maximizing efficiency, which is always on the corporate agenda. The best place to start is your office design, where productivity and employee wellbeing begin.
Taking the time to optimize your workspace into a place where impact can be made within your brand environment is a significant player for productivity. Office managers are realizing the importance of creating a workspace that sparks creativity, flourishes with efficiency and keeps employees happy. Read more
While we knew it wouldn’t happen overnight, the office environment has taken its sweet time evolving into a culture of innovation and thought leaders. Moving from the confines of 9-5 private executive suites and rows of cubicles to the mobile, open offices of today has altered not only where but how we work. Business leaders have finally shifted the success conversation from wealth to wellbeing.
The Living Office concept was developed by office furniture manufacturer HermanMiller to embrace the fact that not everybody works the same way. In your business, exceptional teams detect problems and find solutions, all the while bringing exceptional creativity to the table. The Living Office design philosophy takes that strategy into your office design by creating a culture where individual workstyles are encouraged. Elevating the contribution and the commitment of the people spending time at the office every day.
Creating a well-designed office space that encourages productivity and is collaborative for both employees and clients is a very rewarding experience. If you could imagine your perfect work environment, what would that look like? Is it open, bright and colorful? Is it muted tones, quiet and subdued? Does it have rows of open benching, down the center, with glass walled nooks for private meetings around the edges of the space? Or classic individual offices?
The many advantages of renting office furniture reside in the vital impact furniture can play on every aspect of your office space. It is the first impression you give to a potential employee or client. Not only is it utilitarian, it plays a significant role in the look and feel of your overall office design and the business acumen you project. Whether you’re just starting up or rapidly growing, the flexibility of renting can free up your cash flow and simultaneously allow you to create an impressive contemporary office design on a budget. Office furniture is often the biggest initial investment in your business. It plays a key role in your image branding and the way your work culture is formulated.
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.
In 2016 we are likely to see a shift in the open collaborative office toward a more mindful office layout that creates a balance between open and private spaces with the added flexibility of mobile furnishings. Multi-tasking furnishings that can transition, much like the ever-changing workscapes of today, will take center stage.