Modern office workspace design is all about versatility, adaptability and flexibility. It’s about creating an ecosystem of interconnected neighbourhoods and microenvironments which workers can choose between, according to task and requirement.
Global research carried out by Steelcase revealed that 88% of highly engaged employees feel they have control over their work experience. Providing this diverse selection of work settings facilitates this freedom and boosts productivity, staff retention, motivation and wellbeing.
Collaboration spaces provide a purpose-built area in which to co-create, brainstorm and share ideas. This should support both digital and analogue creativity through things like technology and scribble walls.
A designated social space is one of the most effective workspace interiors for encouraging relationship-building between staff. It also provides the ideal space for relaxation and rejuvenation away from the desk.
A well-designed welcome space or reception area is all about creating a strong first impression of your brand. This setting should be inclusive and inviting to both internal staff and external visitors.
As open workspace design becomes commonplace, providing a space to escape to during the day is essential. This ensures concentration and confidentiality are never compromised when individual focus is required.
A substantial 70% of new ideas are generated while working with someone else, which is why meeting areas need to be equipped with the right furniture and technology to streamline information-sharing.
'Breaking out’ means different things to different people but the overarching objective is to create an inspiring and engaging space away from the desk where staff can adopt a different posture or work more casually.
Active and continued development should be supported with a purpose-built work setting equipped with a diverse range of furniture and technology selected to facilitate the various different modes of learning.
More than just a place to refuel, a WorkCafe has the power to double up as a social setting, casual workspace and ‘third place’ between office and home to nurture a healthier work-life balance.
Some workplace cultures still recognise the professional hierarchy and this is where a well-designed Executive Space can ensure communication and integration remains seamless, collaborative and inclusive.
Our user-focused approach to office workspace design aims to first, identify your unique workplace issues and then use this insight to inform our bespoke solutions. Common workplace issues include:
Designing workspace interiors in this strategic way means we able to transform not only the look and feel of the space, but also the company culture and behaviours of staff too.
Through tackling your individual challenges this way, we can introduce new ways of working, streamline processes using innovative technology and incorporate the latest product developments from leading manufacturers including Steelcase, Sixteen3, Narbutas, Naughtone and Orangebox.Get in Touch
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