The world as we know it is changing every single day, maybe even every second. The world of office work hasn’t escaped this element of life and we are seeing some huge improvements in design, office quality and color schemes. As the studies about employee productivity and happiness come out that explain the correlation between the two, as well as ways to increase both, employers and bosses have started taking note. Happier employees means increased efficiency and productivity! To the people in charge that means more profit.
Some of the new waves that are about to hit the office arena include adaptive furniture that can change with the demands of the office with time, open work spaces that allow collaboration, and brightening up the old space with color and nature. Designing an area that is open and versatile is key to allowing a business and office space to change and grow to meet needs and incorporate new ideas and people. It can also give off a more united feel than when employees are filed away into small cubicles.
Furniture is a huge part of what makes an office space feel comfortable, friendly, and professional. Choosing comfortable furniture pieces that are supportive and useful is a must for any remodeling of an office. Pieces that are modular or easy to move and rearrange are a huge benefit because it allows the office to change and adapt to what it needs in the future. Using ergonomic furniture for employees is on the rise, sit-stand desks are on the rise as well which encourage employees to avoid the negative consequences of sitting all day.
Incorporating technology into the office is one of the most impressive trends we are going to see in offices this year and in the next few. Wireless charging stations, an adequate amount of plugins for laptops and other devices, as well as interactive presentation technology. Taking advantage of the best available products and technology can do a lot for boosting morale and productivity.
Color schemes and nature are another category where there is going to be a lot of growth. Companies are beginning to realize they don’t need to have boring white walls in every room. Colors can have a large impact on how people feel and choosing soothing and soft colors to put people at ease can do a lot for the office atmosphere. Adding some plants and otherwise introducing nature to the office can do the same. Naturally clean the air and give off more positive vibes when you or your office uses plants for decoration.