When your workplace calls for group work, the employees are likely to get together in the conference room, meeting room, or other designated shared space for collaboration. By using the right office design principles, you can create a space that supports teamwork and productivity while keeping an inviting and creative-looking space. Some of the best work gets conceptualized and executed as a team, so providing your workers with the right setting and tools to succeed is immensely valuable. Check out these office design tips for creating the best conference and meeting room.
Functional Equipment and Furniture
If you’re not looking to install the latest equipment, at least have working and not out of date technology and equipment available for facilitating group work. A standard is generally a large monitor, whiteboards, plenty of table space, and seating. A large work surface is great, but also consider getting a few moveable desks or standing desks for more flexibility. Tables with power outlets or extension cords are great for keeping personal devices, like laptops, charged when coming together to work.
Depending on your office layout, you should allocate separate areas or rooms for group work. Separating the team prevents distractions both to and from others in the office as they are gathered and talking. In the shared space, visual and physical distractions should be eliminated, as well. Have blinds or curtains for windows and glass wall partitions where necessary. Have storage furniture like cabinets or bookshelves around to keep the space tidy and organized. Keep lights, air ducts, and the furniture in well-kept and comfortable conditions. Ergonomic furniture helps alleviate physical discomforts of long term sitting during group work sessions.
Thoughtful Aesthetic Design
Just because the shared workspace is designed for functional support doesn’t mean it can’t have a nice and stylish appearance. A well-thought-out interior design better creates a feeling of comfort and can inspire more creative problem-solving. Natural light or ample warm lighting helps stimulate creativity and positive morale. Stylish office decor like armchairs, potted plants, and wall art help tie the room together. A pleasant office design invites and encourages employees to get together and work efficiently.
Let Edwards & Hill Help Design Your Office
When considering the design of your new work environment, the number of options for office furniture can be overwhelming. Edwards & Hill can help you design and install the perfect office design for your facility. Edwards & Hill is a leading office, education, medical, and hospitality furniture provider with high-quality design and installation services for any style or scale. If you are ready to get your healthcare design started, contact us online or give us a call at 301-317-4250. For more furniture design tips, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Youtube.
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