1. The Office Air
When designing your workplace, don't forget about the air quality in the office.
Air quality is very important, it might not sound as cool as an item of trendy office
furniture but poor air quality could affect cognitive performance. Indeed Work.
QZ discussed a double-blind study which found that,
“employees scored 61% higher in cognitive function tasks at the end of the day in
air as clean as “green certified"buildings, compared to conventional air (i.e. air
matching that of a typical office building)."
Additionally, the quality
of the air itself isn't the only reason you should consider the air within the office
environment. You should also think about the scent in your office. Don't limit your
office design thinking to what you can see. Indeed smell is a very powerful sense; the
closest sense linked to memory,being responsible for up to 75% of the emotions we
generate on a daily basis.
As such, when you're considering the design of your
business' office environment, don't forget to focus on air, both the quality and the
scent. If you would like to read more information about multi sensory office
design, you can learn more by reading out blog titled, “Office
Design: Designing for all the
2. How Sound Travels Through The
The sense of smell isn't the only important sense to consider in
addition to sight with regards to designing an office environment. You should also
consider the noise within the work space. This includes both internal and external
Being located close to a large road or busy city could be fantastic for
commuting employees; however the noise levels could make it difficult to concentrate.
Additionally, many people believe that open plan office spaces are fantastic for
collaboration, however if five employees are talking loudly about a project that they
are working on together, it could distract all the other people in the room from their
As discussed in one of our previous blogs, “Once distracted it can take up
to 20 minutes for a person to regain full concentration on a complex task", as such
reducing and minimising noise distractions is a very important part of office design.
This blog also discusses numerous potential solutions that could help to minimise or
mitigate sound issues in open plan offices. Some of the potential solutions discussed
include: acoustic furniture, designated concentration areas, phone booths, and more. So,
if you would like to learn more about this topic, please read our blog titled,
“Considering Acoustics In The Open Plan
3. The Office Environment
designing a new office space, you should think carefully about the things that make up
the office environment. Think about the items you choose to furnish your office with,
make sure that you choose high quality pieces of modern office furniture. Additionally,
you should also consider things such as plants and other decorative items within your
Indeed many businesses are deciding to add a touch of nature to the
workplace and are bringing natural elements into the office. Many believe that including
natural elements (such as plants) in the work space can increase employee well being.
Also, research has found that these natural elements could act as a buffer against the
negative impacts of workplace stress.
In addition to natural elements, you should also consider your use of colour. Some
believe that the choice of colour can have a significant impact on the mood of your
employees. Some people believe that high wavelength colours such as red can quicken
heart rate, whereas slow wavelength colours such as blue can provide a calming effect.
You can learn more about improving employee wellbeing using natural elements,the
use of colour, and other areas of office design that might affect the wellbeing of your
employees by reading our blog titled, “Wellbeing in The Workplace & Office Design; 5
Things to Consider".
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