Fostering creativity in the office is not just for those working in the creative industries anymore. Those working in creative fields like marketing or design needs a constant flow of creativity to stay competitive. However, industries not typically associated with creative processes like financial consulting or software development could reap the benefits of a creative workspace. Good business comes from fantastic and fresh ideas, so creativity is key to any office’s success.
Office design is used to maximize efficiency or boost productivity. Why not use office design also to improve creative thinking and problem-solving? By designing your office space to encourage creativity, you can help your staff come to innovative solutions for your business and your clients. Inspire innovation with these creative office design tips to boost your company’s creative capabilities.
Create Focus Space
With so many office layout options out there from open office plans to cubicles, you must not forget your workers need a space for that: work. Sometimes, you need to let your staff do their jobs and come up with original creative solutions on their own. They need to focus on their task in a more individualized workstation, but that does not mean they have to be boxed in at a desk. Height adjustable standing desks allow for some physical movement for restless workers. Creating office rooms with glass walls offers some noise reduction and privacy but retains an open and inviting feel for necessary partnered work.
Creating a common area or a sectioned area for collective brainstorming lets employees find creative flow together. A common area with comfortable couches, big tables, standing desks, or other movable furniture can be quickly rearranged for any collaborative work. A step up from a typical conference room, a room with big tables, a whiteboard, and presentation screen leaves plenty of space to work in and around with others. Having a common area for individuals and small or larger groups to collaborate is perfect for office introverts and extroverts.
Constant creativity is not always realistic and can take a toll on your worker’s mental resistance. Let them recharge in a quiet area with comfy furniture and let their ideas take a backseat for a bit. They can come out refreshed and with new perspectives, and reinvigorated inspiration.
Design your office interior with wellness in mind to reduce stress overall. Add ample office lighting and plants or other elements of nature. A bright and vibrant space is conducive to healthier mental states and more stimulated thought.
Let Edwards & Hill Help Design Your Office
Are you ready for an office space that allows your coworkers to work comfortably and productively? 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, Flickr, YouTube, and Google+.
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