Trends You Can Follow To Evoke More Productivity From Your Employees Through Contemporary Interior Design
Our workplace is a reflection of how we work and the unrelenting pace of technological advancement is constantly changing the way we work. While it’s good to shake things up, investing in a modern office interior must involve a careful design process to ensure your employees and your company benefits from the changes being implemented. Let us look at design trends you can apply to your own office design in a way that suits you.
A growing need for flexibility
In order for a modern office to be flexible, it can’t just cater to what the employees are doing today but must incorporate enough flexibility to adapt to what they might be doing tomorrow. It is best to design your office with your future in mind. There are many relevant questions depending on your businesses activities. Are your employees going to need 24-hour access to your office in the future? Would gadgets require a large space?
Focusing on the needs of individual
A trend that has been continued from 2017 to 2018, is designing office interiors to suit office employees. Identifying the needs of individual employee’s and ensuring they are catered for. There are many needs that crossover with other employees, but some are specific to certain roles, and employers are increasingly creating spaces for specific activities when creating a modern office interior.
While using environment-friendly materials with manmade materials are well documented, this year will be a year of variety. Raw manmade material such as concrete and exposed steel is turning out well when mixed with wood, stone, and greenery.
Being one with nature
We, humans, have an instinctive connection with nature and creating a natural surroundings in the office interior has a host of benefits associated with it. This bond with nature is called Biophilia, and has given rise to a whole new category of design called Biophilic design. Companies like Apple, Amazon, and Google have incorporated Biophilic design principles. In its most extreme form, it includes the use of outside areas, highlights the importance of views from the office, and dictates the use of materials, color, and plant life in the workplace.
Physical and mental wellbeing of your employees
As employee retention becomes more important, employers are making more of an effort to create an environment their workforce loves. It also helps to show your awareness of issues surrounding their wellbeing, such as helping them to maintain their mental health. A modern office interior will often include spaces designed specifically for relaxation and social interaction. Whether it’s to grab a coffee or take a power nap, creating these spaces and trusting your workforce to use them appropriately helps to build trust and respect, and improves the overall relationship between you and your workforce while improving morale.
While trends come and go, our years of experience and expertise are always available to help you design the perfect office space for you. We can help you to maximize your space in a way that not just makes the most of it today, but will continue to serve your business tomorrow.