Office Design Ideas By: Lorin Emtage
An office or workplace is primed for uninterrupted business success if time, talent and creativity were invested in its design. It’s a nobrainer, confirmed by one research after another. When an office setup looks cramped and disorganised, company business will proceed more or less the same way. When a workplace design does not please the senses, expect low morale not only among employees but also managers. In effect, it makes sound business sense to give office design as much attention as your financial statements when embarking on a program to grow or expand the bottom line of your company.
Work becomes less backbreaking if an office space took into account the basics of ergonomics in its overall design. Ergonomics considers the physical and mental capabilities of the worker and how he/she interacts with tools, equipment, work methods, tasks and the working environment. How we function indeed depends on the design of our work environment, which determines the levels of employee productivity and motivation. Bad office design doesn’t just impact productivity but can also spoil your mood.
The wonder of it all is that it takes little effort and expense to have a good office design. In fact, just a few tweaks in your work environment can boost both productivity and morale. All you need are office design ideas focused on creating a functional work space and then on creating a pleasant and comfortable environment. Take an advice from Unispace, the leading global design company on commercial workplaces.
According to Unispace, office spaces need to promote and optimize productivity. The whole purpose of an office is to utilize it to complete workrelated tasks. Create a space where completing these tasks becomes simple and comfortable. Design the majority of your office space around functionality and then add your own personal touches and style for aesthetic purposes.
Since a functional office is your main goal, start with searching for a desk. Check out desk designs online or in the flyers of local stores that carry office furniture. Know the measurements of your office and keep them in mind when shopping for a desk. Purchase a desk that will fit easily in your space and still give you room for a desk chair and for walking around. Choose a desk that has enough storage space to be functional and to make working easier. Having to repeatedly get up to retrieve items while
working can be frustrating and distracting. Having a desk with enough storage space to keep all of your necessary items will help you complete your task quicker. If an additional filing cabinet is needed keep it close to your work area. Filing cabinets today come in black and wood finish instead of just the flat metal finish. These finishes help the filing cabinet to blend better into the room.
While a carpet is nice underfoot, it is not always practical in an office setting. Many desk chairs have wheels for ease of movement. They do not work well on carpet. If your office is a highraffic area, carpet may also be difficult to be kept looking clean and fresh. Hardwood is often a better choice of flooring for an office. Add an area rug for style, colour or warmth. Wall colour choices are limitless. If your office is small or if there is little lighting in your office, ge a lighter or neutral wall colour. Larger and welllit offices can look rich and warm with deeply coloured walls. If your office space does not have a lot of natural light be sure to install adequate lighting to avoid eye strain.
When it comes to adding your personal style to your office, your choices will depend on your tastes. Pictures are the easiest way to personalise your office. Hang them on the walls or place a few on your desk. Frame your diplomas and degrees in richlooking frames and hang them where they can be seen. They will remind you of all the hard work and dedication it took to get you where you are and will show clients the same thing. If you have neutral coloured walls, choose bright and colourful pictures such as landscapes or abstracts. If your wall colour is rich and deep, opt for black and white pictures for contrast.
Office design ideas are personal since they need to be tailored to meet your specific needs. Create the most functional space possible and then personalize the space with pictures and plants. Keep the office functional to promote productivity. Keep clutter and distractions to a minimum.
For more office design ideas, visit Unispace at any of its locations in 11 countries. Unispace is happy to give you the benefit of its 30 years experience in the field of office design. Its clients include major banking and financial institutions, leaders in telecommunications and information technology, prominent pharmaceutical companies and mass merchants.
Consistent and effective client relationship management begins with the building of trust and confidence and continues with transparency, good communication and straightforward dealings throughout every project. Once a client alliance has been formed, Unispace follows through with a structured and dedicated system of care which includes an appropriate “aftercare” program to ensure complete client satisfaction leading a longlasting relationship.
For more information, please visit: http://www.unispace.com/.
Published on Jan 20, 2014
Published on Jan 20, 2014
With over 17 years’ experience in business management and extensive experience in the building industry, specifically with building improvem...