1. Is The Workspace Optimised
If you optimise specific areas of your workspace for
different tasks and different departments, you could potentially see an increase in
For example, if your sales or customer support team is frequently talking
with clients on the phone, this could be very distracting for other members of staff if
they are located in the same office room. However, if you have a room dedicated for
specific job roles, or workplace activities, such as a room where people are busy
talking on the phone for large portions of their working day;you could mitigate the
noise issue by utilising acoustics in your office design. If you would like
tolearn more about using acoustics in an office space, you could read our blog titled,
“Considering Acoustics In The Open Plan Office", it discusses things such as phone
booths, acoustic furniture, and acoustic panelling.
If you give a specific room a purpose, you can customise it to achieve this
purpose. For example, you could include a large open plan office environment for a work
area that is designed for co-operation and collaborative work. In addition to this, you
could also create designated areas for quiet work, thus allowing your workforce to
complete their tasks in optimised spaces.
2. Electronic Entry For Doors
This could be a key fob, an employee ID card, or some
other form of keyless entry. Firstly this is a fantastic strategy to protect your office
from theft and uninvited visitors; however it can also be used as a fantastic tool for
keeping track of who is in the building. Indeed, this could be very useful for
businesses that are utilising flexible working hours, as they will be able to know what
times their employees are in the office.
With regards to flexible working, this could have many advantages for your
businesses. Indeed, many people would argue that flexible working can improve
productivity; this is because instead of your staff working the typical 9-5,they can
choose to work at the time in which they feel most productive. It could also reduce
absences caused by sickness as flexible working could reduce stress,and stress can have
a negative effect on both physical and mental health.
3. Invest In High Quality Modern Office Furniture
Utilising modern office furniture in your workplace is
very important. Indeed, today's office furniture goes far beyond comfort alone. A piece
of workplace furniture such as an office chair is not merely an object to sit on. In
addition to providing a piece of furniture for your staff to sit on whilst they complete
their tasks, modern office furniture is also a fantastic opportunity for your business
to express your brand identity, for example a tech company could opt for vibrant
furniture in a contemporary style.
However, it is still very important that your furniture is comfortable for your
employees. Indeed, as your employees could be sat on chairs for hours at a time, it is
critical that your seating choices support your employees. As such,whilst there are many
opportunities with regards to different styles of furniture, it is very important that
you do not forget about the importance of comfort.
4. Give Your Employees SpaceTo Relax
Creating areas in your office for dedicated purposes can
be very useful. If a space is multi-purpose, it could very easily become cluttered as it
needs to be able to cater to a variety of different needs.
However, in addition to creating spaces for different areas of work, it is
also important that you create a space for employees to relax. This area is sometimes
known as a break room or a breakout area. A room that is dedicated for relaxation could
provide your employees with the space they need to collect their thoughts; returning to
work motivated and rejuvenated. Additionally, a breakout area could be a fantastic room
for informal meetings, perhaps organising some office activities such as a fundraising
event or organising some future team building exercises.
Searching For Office Design Inspiration? Visit The Active blog
If you're searching for inspiration for your workplace
design, you can find lots of advice and information on the Active blog. As written above
we have information and advice with regards to acoustics in the workplace, however we
also have lots of other blogs about other office topics such as office refurbishment,
relocation and furnishing services.
For example, if you would like advice with regards
to office relocation, perhaps you would like to read a list of “6 Tips To Find A Good Office
Location", or perhaps information about “How
An Office Relocation Will Be Of Great Benefit To Your Business".
However, if you would like to learn more about
furnishings and the furniture within your office environment, we have lots of blogs
to choose from discussing things such as, “Is Furniture Negatively Impacting Your
Office?", “The Importance Of Modern Office Furniture",and “Look After Your Office
Furniture – And It Will Look After You".
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