Whether you own a small family business or a big corporation, office design is an important aspect of any job. If you spend most of your workday in an office, it is super important that the space is both functional and appealing. You should aim to create an office space that is inviting and stimulates creativity and productivity. A well-designed and thoughtfully laid-out office makes a big difference to employees, making them feel more comfortable and productive. There are several strategies that you can use in order to make your office space sing. Keep reading to learn more about tips and tricks you can follow to make your office the best it can be.
Be Mindful of Noise
Office acoustics are a vital, but often overlooked aspect of the workspace. Collaboration and teamwork are encouraged and even necessary on a day to day basis, but that can be distracting for employees who are trying to concentrate and work on their own. A thoughtfully designed office will have designated spaces for team endeavors and individual projects. Try adding carpeting to muffle noises coming from large conference rooms or social spaces. You can also add carpeting to spaces that are usually tiled or left bare like hallways and corridors. Adding furniture and plants can also help to absorb ambient sound. Even adding acoustic screens to your meeting rooms and communal areas can be a functional and stylish way to regulate sound.
One way to boost morale and keep employees happy in their offices is to incorporate visual reminders of why they come to work each day and why their work is important. Most employees would like to feel a sense of purpose and belonging when coming into work every day. Weave your company’s message or through line with wall art, furniture, decor, and signage. Millennials especially need to be reminded that their work is important and valued at their place of employment.
Try to incorporate space in your offices for employees to get things done at places besides their desks. This encourages collaboration and will increase company-wide happiness. Try out libraries, cafes, and lounges meant for both solo and collaborative work. Be sure to place these areas as destinations and not along thoroughfares like hallways or corridors.
Questions? Edwards & Hill is Here to Help!
If you are ready to design your most creative and productive office space imaginable, Edwards & Hill is here to help you and your company make your dreams come true. If you still have questions about office design, we can help with that too. Our trained professionals can help you to design and install the perfect office design for your facility. If you are ready to get started, contact us online or give us a call at 301-317-4250. For more tips, tricks, and to see what we have been working on, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Flickr, YouTube, and Google+.