How do you define a pretty good office? Well, it should have suitable workstations
where its employees can work at 100% efficiency. It should also have a great and
spacious lobby, a welcoming reception area, and ample spaces for employees to rest.
Typically, a major office makeover will be in order, but even just simple office
improvements can help a considerable degree.
In today’s article, you will find out some of the top tips for designing a modern office.
Maximize the Space that You Have
Granted that you already have your office building finished, it is important that you
maximize every space that you have.
Now, you might feel conflicted here since you’ve read somewhere that companies
should opt for a more minimalist look and I would agree with that.
What I mean by maximizing the office space is to ensure that you are making good use
of the space that you have.
For instance, if your office space permits it, you can have the pantry take a bigger space
than other rooms so that your employees can dine and rest comfortably at their leisure time.
More Light is Better than Inadequate Lighting
Your office should have sufficient lighting all throughout the company. As much as
possible, you want to take advantage of natural light because science has proven that it
can do wonders for employee productivity.
Aside from that, if natural light cannot be harnessed because your office layout doesn’t
include huge glass windows or walls, then adding sufficient ceiling lighting will do.
Build Some Break-Out Spaces
Research has shown that people need to recharge by getting away from their work
environment. Although your employees’ cubicles are considered their main working
environment, it is important that you create some so-called break-out spaces to help
This place should have a unique design that can help your workers take their minds off
of work, at least for a short while. This can actually do wonders for their productivity as a
change in scenery can certainly help get their minds back in the game.
Invest in Some Standing Desks
Employees who work at 9-5 jobs typically get a lot of different medical conditions simply
because they mostly work while seated.
Some studies suggest that companies should look into getting standing desks instead.
These desks should force employees to stand up while they work or perhaps you can
also invest in some tall chairs to compensate as well.
Don’t Forget to Put Your Stamp
Your website has it, your company logo down below has it, so why not put your
branding in your main office space? Be proud of what you have accomplished and put a
stamp that can be visibly seen by anyone who enters your office. Consider it a form of
advertising in and of itself.
Always Invest in High-Quality Furnishings
There is a saying that if you buy cheap things, you buy twice of them. That is true in an
office as inexpensive materials are usually the ones that get broken quite easily.
I know that some offices buy inexpensive furniture as part of their cost-cutting
measures, but that is actually a bad move. If anything, you’re going to end up spending
more money just because of untimely replacements.
Investing in high-quality furnishings make sense. Even if you are going to spend a lot
money that you’re comfortable spending, I promise you that it will all be worth it.