If you’ve ever had to work in an office with a non-functional workspace, you should understand how important it is to have a well-thought-out office design. Ample space, sufficient lighting, and finally, comfortable ergonomic furniture are the basics that every office should have. Before arranging the office space, it is necessary to develop an interior design concept. To do this, a number of key points should be considered:
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Before choosing office furniture, it is important to determine the needs of the people for whom it will be intended. An architect’s workplace is definitely different from a manager’s workplace. In addition to the nature of the duties performed in the office environment, color also plays an important role. For creative work, bright, unusual and stimulating colors are appropriate. Soft and muted colors, encourage employees to work more precisely and focused.
By analyzing the available opportunities and needs of both the manager and the employees, it is possible to determine the interior design of the office. This approach to planning the concept of the interior of the office eliminates the typical mistakes of many office and commercial spaces. By understanding who the workplaces are designed for and what tasks are covered by employees – you can arrange an office space where each employee can work not only comfortably, but, above all, effectively, achieving satisfactory results.
When developing the concept of office organization, it is also worth focusing on creating a place for specialists to rest during the work day. After all, only a well-rested employee can work efficiently and effectively. Such places are extremely important, especially for tasks that require a fresh mind and creativity. When planning the relaxation area, care should be taken to ensure that it is clearly separated from the workplace.
Natural light, fresh air, and greenery are extremely important accents when designing an office project. A study conducted by the University of Technology in Sydney, Australia, showed that plants in the office reduced stress and negative emotions by 30 to 60% overall. At the same time, workers in offices without plants are 20 to 40 percent more stressed. Not surprisingly, technology giants were among the first to recognize that both employee well-being and work efficiency largely depend on the work environment, and have applied the principles of biophilia to the design of new and modern offices.
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