Businesses considering a move or an office makeover in 2017 have more choices than ever before with constant innovation, evolving trends and a wealth of passing fads in the world of office design. We look at some of the top considerations to bear in mind.
Whether expanding or refurbishing an existing office or relocating, the modern workspace can offer more than ever to those who occupy it.
Helping workers to do their jobs effectively and comfortably is what makes a successful business and a workspace must always take into account staff wellbeing and company culture.
While the offices of the past focused on meeting the practical needs of running a business, the balance between the old and the new can be achieved through a number of clever design techniques.
Increasing flexible working patterns mean large, bulky desks designed for desk-top computers are increasingly a thing of the past. Lightweight laptops mean that smaller desks are more practical and also leave less room for piles of paper and clutter.
Contemporary furniture such as pods and stools create a series of touch down points throughout an office space to facilitate impromptu meetings and team gatherings and create more light and airy spaced for your permanently based staff.
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The creation of comfortable spaces is key. Breakout areas and less regimented layouts are a great way of creating a working environment that promotes creativity and face to face time with colleagues.
Bright colour can bring life to a workspace, whether by enforcing your brand identity or by creating a personality, a unique feel and atmosphere for every area and space.
Shape your walkways and accentuate particular spaces with colourful flooring tiles or carpets. This can help drive traffic around desks and towards open, meeting spaces once again facilitating an interactional and communicative workplace.
Instant coffee and machine break downs are becoming a thing of the past as modern vending machines offer an array of innovative, efficient and tasty caffeine solutions.
The growing number of companies choosing to invest in good quality vending machines is testament to a decade of unparalleled progress and the end of the ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to coffee.
By making these changes, workers will be better engaged, and more motivated, which can only be beneficial to your business.