Your office may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about your new business plans, however office design plays a significant part in a space’s ability to inspire creativity and stimulate productivity.
Here, we’ve listed the 12 reasons why you should invest in a new office design:
1. To keep up with the office design trends in 2017
In today’s fast growing office environment, workplace trends are evolving gradually. However, we have started to see a revolution rather than an evolution – come join the revolution and stay ahead.
2. Attract new talent and retain current staff
Generation Z are entering the workplace. This generation has grown up with greater access to tech than any other generation. The companies looking for the best talent use their workplace as a vital selling tool.
3. Boost staff morale
Good office has the power to boost staff morale. Even something as simple as a dedicated breakout area or table tennis table can make a huge impact. It encourages staff to take breaks away from their desk to clear their mind and recharge their creativity.
4. Create culture
Office culture is the most vital factor to take into account when designing a new office. You have different values and behaviours of people all trying to meet company goals. Creating a collaborative and flexible design with lots of group spaces can be a tangible way to support or change the current culture and encourage more motivated employees.
5. Maximise productivity
Working in the same office for a long period of time can have a negative effect on productivity. A new office design can significantly increase efficiency productivity as your employees are happier in a more positive environment.
6. Improve collaboration and communication
A new office design gives people an opportunity to socialise and communicate, improving employee relations and forming a stronger network within the company.
7. Enhanced brand perception
A well designed office can make an amazing impression on new clients. If a client arrives in an old tired office, they won’t be mesmerised compared to walking into an innovative workspace. It’s no coincidence memorable businesses have memorable office spaces.
8. Reduce operating costs
Working environments have to compete with rising costs and competition so with these growing pressures, the office has to work harder to remain in operation. More businesses are moving towards an agile workspace because less space is needed, which means less floor space, cheaper rent and operating costs.
9. Upgrade to the latest tech
Not upgrading your office technology will result in a less efficient office. Upgrade your office and your tech to improve your communication, your workflows and your team.
10. Improve efficiency
One of the biggest differences between an average and an outstanding office design is the organisation of the space which allows better communication across different departments. A new floor layout can improve your company’s structure.
11. Become environmentally friendly and reduce waste
A greener office can mean a lighter environmental footprint and a healthier and more productive place to work in. It can be as simple as going paperless or creating a fully certified sustainable office that will enhance your green credentials. It can help you save money, stay competitive and become more efficient in the workplace.
12. Plan for growth
Ideally, your company will always be growing. So planning for growth in your office design will allow more talent to join your company. This way, if you bring in new people, you will have the floor space to accommodate them. If there is no physical room for growth then it may be time to consider expanding your office space.
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