It is common knowledge that people spend 9 hours a day in an office. How to create the office your employees can enjoying working in is the right question for us. Stay with us to discover what makes a perfect office.
According to the latest study, employees benefit from natural light in a variety of ways. Natural light has the beneficial effect on employees’ mood, alertness and metabolism which leads to better performance. Employees who were exposed to more natural light, slept better and longer at night. The findings of the study show us how much natural light in an office is important. Having as much windows as you can is the best solution. If there are no many windows in your office, you can invest in a light tube or a skylight. Another recommendation is to keep your walls light coloured. You can also use spot lighting in order to make the impression of the natural light.
Having enough space for every employee and having enough circulation space is something you must balance out in order to find the best option. There are two ways of organizing office space: division into departments and open plan office space. Open plan office space is cost-efficient and it improves communication and bonding between employees. The interactions between them will be more informal and more frequent which will definitely improve their work performance. However, if your employees are bothered by lack of confidentiality and noisy environment in this kind of office space, you can always choose the classical departments.
Break-out space is a space in which your employees can be relaxed, get some rest and eat their lunch. As with the right office space, break-out space can facilitate bonding and stimulate interaction among employees. For example, having high-back banquette seating is ideal for break-out space. Office pods and office booths are also a great idea to create quite space your employees can relax in. If you want to have more private space, acoustic seating is highly recommended.
The perfect office needs the perfect furniture. Choose furniture in which will your employees work efficiently. Practicality is the key feature when it comes office furniture. In addition, invest in enough storage space. Invest in ergonomic swivel chairs for optimum comfort of your employees. You can opt for classical interior or you can play with unconventional furniture and colours. Do not forget about accessories such as clothes hangers, shelves, baskets and paper bins to add the touch of organisation in your office. Finally, floor rugs do not only beatify your office space even more, they can also serve as insulation.
Bathroom designs are usually neglected, but they should not be. As you plan out the design of the office, plan out the design of the bathroom as well. Apart from the basic bathroom needs, you can customize it to look more beautiful. Add some unique fixtures, plants or arts. Your employees will be thankful for having first aid kit and pain killers in the office bathroom.
Last but not the least is the branding of your office. Pick colours that reflect your brand or even your logo. Or you can use logo as your office decoration. Another way of brandifying your office is personalizing it. Hang arts, photos or motivational saying and posters on the wall. Beautify your space with plants you and your employees like. Having books that support your work is another great option.
Little of your time and you will design an office that makes people want to go to work.