Yes! Your growth projections and business strategy will dictate to what extent but improving your office environment should be top of mind when assessing your business.
It’s a new year. And with the new year, comes new resolutions. While most of us aspire to get in shape and eat healthier, we often overlook how our workplace environment can help us achieve our goals. As workplace designers and furniture providers, we strive to provide design solutions and products to enhance the work environment while creating workspaces that impact employee health and wellbeing. To optimize the health of your office and keep your employees on track of their resolutions, below is a list of office to do’s in 2019.
It’s been an exciting year for the workplace industry. Companies are getting more expressive and designing their workplaces to better align with their company values, mission and culture. They understand that their employees are their greatest assets and as a result, are designing their offices to enhance the workplace experience.
Research shows that having an organized, decluttered space can have a positive impact on our lives. However, living a pared-down life is challenging for many. And not only for individuals, but also for companies. Just as people acquire material things over the years, so do organizations. As we’re nearing the end of 2018, it’s time to figure out what can stay and what can go.
Assembling the right team will be the first—and possibly the most important—step for achieving success with your workspace design project. Just as an A-team can make a project, an ill-fitting team can cause a lot of project headaches; potentially harming your reputation. As a result, most successful construction projects take an integrated approach to the design, build, and post-occupancy process, cementing the AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) team and subcontractors early on.
Ergonomics is the art of designing a workplace that prioritizes humans and their needs. This human-centric approach is rooted in a scientific discipline and is an important part of workplace optimization best practices.
Well-designed open plan offices can be extremely effective for improving employee satisfaction when combined with closed spaces; especially, when tailored to a business’ unique culture. However, open office plans have their distractors with studies citing lower employee performance, among other push backs and issues. We believe open offices have an important place as part of a more balanced approach — a concept that leverages the best benefits of both open and closed workplace design elements.
Financial tech services firm Capital One recently released their 2018 Work Environment Survey. Polling 3,500 full-time employees across 5 major markets, with a subset nationwide, the company delved into the impact of workplace design on their productivity, creativity, and satisfaction. Conducted by Wakefield Research, they uncovered three key insights that architects, designers and furniture makers and providers, ought to consider when coming up with workplace solutions.
A new academic study finds that open office plans are not effective for promoting collaboration, but more agile offices that embody a more balanced blend of private and collaborative space are more effective for productivity.