The Importance of Office Design
Designing an office space is not easy; the future of office design is not based on technology as much as it is based on the importance of employee engagement at work and their comfort level. This brings us to the question –
Why one should design an office space where the employees look forward to coming to?
Increase in employee morale:
There are so many design aspects that can improve an employee’s morale. Exposure to natural light, windows, greenery, and balcony can refresh the mind of your staff and it can make them more productive. The segmentation of office space and the colors used in designing each segment too is crucial as it can uplift the mood and make the office more welcoming. Thus, the workplace setting and job satisfaction seems to be directly related to employee morale.
Good branding platform:
Redesigning your office on the basis of present and future requirements portrays the employees that you have a vision for the company and that you value the employees. So the more you invest in your company, the more you will gain. This is what branding is about – brand positioning by displaying your company’s true identity.
According to Leesman Review, 85% of employees believe the design of their workplace is important, but the reports found only 51% of employees find their existing workplace as a place they are proud to bring their visitors to.
Increase in employee creativity:
Would you be able to work in a crowded and noisy environment? Or can you think of bright ideas in a small enclosed meeting room as the others are occupied? Ask yourself these questions and think is the environment appropriate for inculcating creativity within your employees? To foster personal growth and creativity, employees need personal space. This space can be designed by creating several zones based on the work requirements. Eg: A communal area can replace the boring meeting room & an open area with sections can replace a small cubicle office.
Fosters communication and team work:
As companies are now opting for shared spaces and are encouraging their staff to exploit game rooms and cafeteria more, the waves of office design is changing. With the objective to maximize workforce collaboration and build team work, the corporate are building a startup culture using prolific office space design.
According to Leesman Review, only 57% of respondents believe that their workplace creates a stress free enjoyable ambience, and 58% agree that their workplace contributes to a sense of community at work.
Retain employees/ acquire new staff:
First impression is the last impression, and it is up to an organization to create a lasting impression on all of their visitors. A quirky, clean and well planned office makes a good impression while hiring new staff. And the culture and the vibes of the organization plays a vital role in retaining good talent.
An intelligently designed office is your future investment, and a professionally executed design:
- Communicates your brand’s personality by designing a visual language all through your office that connects with everyone easily.
- Creates a visually aesthetic design by displaying the company’s vision and mission artistically i.e. by choosing the most suitable place to display the message, the font size, typography and colors.
- Drives conversions by creating an ever lasting impression on its visitors
Many companies overlook the importance of office design. The design and setup of your business can affect a number of business outcomes like employee satisfaction, productivity, efficiency, talent recruitment, brand impact, employee engagement and loyalty. Leaders must therefore approach office design in a strategic way, starting with asking the right questions to find the most suitable design for your organization.
Design Desk India specializes in enhancing the visual environment of work spaces, be it an office, factory or retail. Our design makeovers are fast and effective with no structural changes and minimum workflow disturbances and a quick turnaround.
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