Design a great shared workspace that inspires and entices your employees to come to work every day.
When staying in a shared workspace are stations that can be potentially rented out to freelancers, consultants, and many others who do remote work. Knowing this makes it essential that the design of your office has to accommodate the needs of everyone, when you do this you ensure that productivity always stays up for both your team and everyone else.
There are different kinds of designs and layouts that help bring out the functionality and practicality of a particular room, making it the ideal place to work. Finding the right office design can be tricky especially right after a pandemic.
COVID-19 has taught us all about the value of being able to adapt to an ever-changing environment but what happens after everything settles and when it’s time to come back into the office?
Listed below are some key guidelines on how you should go about designing your office space:
Keeping a clean environment is important but that doesn’t mean that by simply mopping your floor and by dusting a few of your cubicles here and there, that your shared workspace will be able to produce quality work throughout the day. This also means getting rid of unnecessary clutter and replacing desks and chairs that have been worn down from constant use. Plan out the days you intend to get rid of your old office junk because no one wants to work in a stale rundown office.
There are several things offices can improve in and one of them is by making sure that your office has the updated software and hardware necessary to accomplish tasks that they were employed to do. Another is by adapting to the expectation that not a lot of people nowadays are going to want to congregate in an area for eight hours or more a day at the risk of their health, and that is why adapting to slightly lower occupancies can give employees more room to breath and focus on their work without the worry of being exposed to too many factors that could prove detrimental to their health.
Lighting and atmosphere is everything
Planning out the layout of your office can improve how your employees produce quality work and can improve their focus. Loud noises can serve as a distraction, and sometimes not having the right lighting is a hindrance for people that are required to deal with documentation. Even oversimplifying your surroundings may seem like a good idea but in reality, a bland white room with absolutely zero design can lead to the sudden depravity of creative juices at work.
Nowadays, shared workspaces have started to look more informal. Valuing comfort and social rejuvenation in an attempt to place employees in a focused and non-stressful environment. Many studies have proven that stress can reduce the quality of an employee’s performance, disrupt their workload, and can unmotivate them from meeting their goals. Creating a space that makes employees excited to come in on time supports not only the business but as well as the employee’s overall well-being.