A properly designed office deserves a lot of thought and consideration, because in the end it’s an investment in your firm and ultimately reflects your company’s image.
The Importance of Lighting and Space
A dull and gloomy office can have undesirable effects on mood and productivity, so employees and their employers would equally benefit from more exposure to natural light. Offering a much wider colour spectrum, lighting makes it easier to see details and perform rudimentary tasks. Studies show an increase in productivity in the presence of light, specifically in industrial settings. Moreover, light reduces eye fatigue and tendencies of headaches. We recommend you to check out our fantastic selection of Danish Designed office lighting here at LOFT, from & Tradition and HAY Studio.
Remember, light and space work hand in hand: so create an open environment by swapping interior walls with glass walls for private offices and benching desks instead of claustrophobic cubicles. Apart from the importance of giving staff big enough desks, consider the space in corridors and between desks that allow people to move around freely. This is referred to as ‘circulation space’.
Keeping Things Tidy
This rings true specifically to small offices, as it ensures that everything works together. However, no matter the size, it’s still crucial to keep your workplace tidy, organized and free from any clutter. It’s incredible how easily an immaculate and shipshape space can become a whirlwind of disorganisation. Perhaps one of the biggest no-nos, is having food at your desk. It’s probably for this reason that some companies have a ‘No Eating at Desks’ policy, so that any rubbish on the worktop is kept at bay.
Invest in Furniture
Don’t be stingy on furniture, a stylish piece from Flamant, one of our designer collections, genially amalgamates the corporate with stylish. When it comes to IT infrastructure, opt for technology to make working in the office more accessible. Wireless connectivity in the office aids staff to work anywhere, allowing them to change their scenery, moreover impromptu meetings are made more possible, when employees can take their laptop with them.
Often an afterthought, another key element when factoring in office furniture is storage. The importance of storage ties in with organisation, because ultimately taking the time to organise office workspaces, will be an exercise in futility if the storage issue is not addressed. When you space plan your office, make sure you take into account a storage audit. So why not visit LOFT and discover our gorgeous collections from Casamania and Flamant? We take storage to the next level, where it is not a mundane chore of organisation, but something that adds a touch of finesse within the workplace, whilst still keeping things organised.
A non-functioning office wastes time and causes frustration amongst workers, because it could possibly hinder basic tasks. By creating a workplace that’s not only corporate but professional, you automatically get employees hyped up about coming to work in such an environment, because ultimately, a great office design can stimulate an even greater workforce.
Contact LOFT today to speak with our professional designers who can help you to design your ideal office space.