Importance of Great Office Interior Design
In a typical work week, people spend more time at work than they do at home. This is not to say that an office should feel like a home, but it should have great design qualities that make it not only a comfortable environment, but a productive one as well. Great office interior design allows employees to work as efficiently as possible while maintaining brand cohesiveness.
Employee Productivity & Satisfaction
Ensuring that employees are happy and comfortable in the office will, in turn, ensure that they are productive. This is done by offering multiple spaces within a workplace that employees can go depending on what type of work they are doing. For example, when working on a project where collaboration is vital, working in an open and creatively stimulating space is beneficial. Just as importantly, you must also include spaces where employees can put their heads down and focus on their work without distractions and interruptions.
Having non-work focused spaces, such as breakrooms and game rooms, is just as important as the productive spaces when it comes to maintaining happy employees. By allotting areas for fun and relaxation in your workplace design, employees are encouraged to take breaks and socialize with coworkers, which has been shown to increase productivity and satisfaction.
The Importance of Branding
Taking a company’s brand into account when designing an office is important because the office space should reflect the brand’s values. If a company claims to be fun, young and trendy, but has a stuffy dark office space, clients who visit will be not only confused, but might question the integrity of the company as a whole. By designing an office with the company’s brand in mind, people will not only get a better sense of the company’s personality, but it will reinforce your brand’s values for a more cohesive image. For example, when designing GXG’s office space, we focused on using bold sleek colors to tie into their industrial office environment and convey executive professionalism.
A carefully and well-thought-out office design can make a world of difference when it comes to employee productivity and company branding. Take a look at our portfolio of past work, and contact us to plan and design your commercial space.