Studies have shown that one of the contributing factors in an employee’s ability to concentrate is their office surroundings. An effective office design is crucial to creating a successful work environment that encourages collaboration and productivity. Whether it’s brightening up the office with open spaces or setting up ergonomic workstations, an efficient and practical office fitout can improve the quality and atmosphere of your workplace.
At Modern Concepts, our team of highly skilled professionals can help create the perfect workplace design for your company. Here are some of our top design strategies for improving workplace productivity.
Interior glass in the office is a popular trend when it comes to commercial office interior design as it encourages collaboration and social interaction. Glass partitions provide an open feel while still allowing for separation and zones to be created. Glass also allows for more natural light to flow through, limiting the need for those harsh artificial light and creating a brighter and happier work environment.
Every workplace has a responsibility to make sure their employees are working in an environment where they can be comfortable and still produce quality work. Ergonomic workstations are known to lower stress and significantly reduce injuries caused by awkward positions. An easy solution is to replace your furniture with configurable chairs and desks to minimise injuries and help support better posture. Investing in an ergonomic workstation in your next office fitout is investing in the health and safety of the most valuable members of your business.
Don’t be afraid to add a splash of colour to your office space! Research has shown that choosing the right colour is crucial as it impacts the mood and productivity of your employees. Colours such as yellow and orange can boost creativity and workflow and colours such as green and blue soothe and promote open communication. An office fitout can sometimes require a change in office colours to match with new furniture. Not only is this a fantastic opportunity for employee productivity, but it’s a great time to consider branding and to creatively align your company with colours that match with your brand.
Lunch is the most important part of the working day so it’s essential to include a space where employees can prepare and eat their lunch in peace. If your office is open-spaced, we recommend dividers to provide employees with an opportunity to have a break away from work. Have cabinets installed to fit with your workplace design, and make sure to stock the pantry with the all the office essentials such as tea, coffee, sugar and of course, chocolate!
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