Published by Action Interiors
Posted on September 18, 2017
Employees these days aren’t just looking for the companies that can offer them the biggest pay cheque, they also want a workplace that is innovative and offers autonomy, creativity and flexibility. One of the best ways to show both your current and future employees that your business is all of that and more is to design a creative commercial fitout for your office. The office layout says a lot about a business’ culture, brand and philosophy, and the most effective are those that create a relaxed environment and foster creativity and productivity.
In order to get an employee’s creative juices flowing, they need a suitable space to express themselves. People often produce their best work when they collaborate and are inspired, and that’s not something that can be done within the confines of a small boring cubicle with no windows. On the flip side, while collaborating with other co-workers can boost productivity, at other times employees also need their privacy to work on projects alone. Therefore, it can be beneficial to include a variety of working spaces in your office layout to suit various tasks and working styles.
People these days are much more environmentally conscious and aware of their carbon footprint. This means employees also really love being in a work environment that reflects this new social trend and puts it into practice with things like recycling, offering organic food, and using solar panels for powering the office.
Today’s workers are also after the latest in technology. There aren’t many jobs these days that don’t require the use of some form of technology, and a well-designed and innovative office is one that can offer all the latest gadgets with easy to use interfaces. Depending on how technologically dependent your business is, your office design should reflect this. For example, a web design company will of course need to be more up to date and have more technological perks than an artist’s studio.
One of the first things to consider when putting together your commercial fitout is the amount of space you’re going to need, while also reflecting on how you can maximize the space you have. You’ll then need to organise a building assessment and evaluation to give you an interior architect’s perspective on features to include, such as lighting, air conditioning systems and infrastructure. It is also beneficial if you can discuss plans and ideas with your colleagues and employees. On top of all that you also need to make sure you have the budget required to make it a reality.
Remember, the commercial fitout of your office plays a huge role in your employee’s productivity, so simply purchasing an old office space is not enough. You want to encourage your staff to not only be productive, but also to actually want to come to work. By creating a space that eliminates noise, features proper lighting and has adequate ventilation, you’ll be amazed at what your team can achieve. If you need help designing your workspace, contact the experts at Action Interiors today!