Open VS Private Workspaces
There has been a huge movement over the past 5-10 years towards combining workspaces where team members can effectively and easily work together on their projects in a primary and fluent way.Studies have shown that providing this type of work without the proper support spaces is killing productivity. Some people succeed in that busy, noisy environment. Others are having a really hard time completing their day-to-day tasks as they just cannot concentrate on colleague’s conversations, phones ringing, people moving through space; the distractions are endless.
Diversity of Working Environment
There is also a trend toward unassigned workspaces with a variety of furniture types to support a variety of activities. Allowing your team to work in an environment that best supports the task at hand is being encouraged throughout the office interior design world. Furniture manufacturers have stepped up to the plate and are offering amazing and innovative systems to back this trend that we expect will become the benchmark in office design.
Storage and Organization
Providing sufficient storage within your office will give your employees ample opportunity to keep their space neat and tidy. We’ve all experienced those offices with a bundle of files all over the place, various office supplies here and there a bit of a mess. Show your clients that you are organized and capable of handling their business without misplacing important information by first ensuring that you have worked with your interior designer to plan in enough storage, and by ensuring your team uses it correctly.
We would like to introduce the importance of working with a mechanical engineer on your large office project to ensure the proper systems are in place. They will provide a design to appropriately address closeness to surface windows, private offices vs. open work areas and the activities in specific areas that may require special consideration.