At DESIGN+BUILD Group, we’re committed to continuously refining the way your team uses your office space to drive productivity and facilitate engagement. As part of that commitment, we stay ahead of the latest office trends and features that have the potential to add lasting value to your office space. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the office design features that have increased in popularity this year and how they can help your team get more done.
The modern office space needs to align with your team’s workflows; your team should never have to conform their workflows to the limitations of their workspace. Incorporating flexible furniture into your office design is an ideal way to accomplish this goal. From collapsible walks and wheeled desks to modular furniture and cushioned chairs, flexible furniture creates a more comfortable, adaptable work environment for your team. With the ability to rearrange furniture as they deem fit, you can empower your team members to find creative ways to use space more efficiently and effectively.
A Seamless Technology Experience
There’s no denying that technology has become integral to day-to-day business operations. With this in mind, you need to make sure that your team has access to the technology they need to succeed. While you may think that’s primarily the responsibility of your IT team, office design plays a critical role in your office space’s overall technology experience. Integrating USB hubs and chargers into office furniture, incorporating areas that encourage mobile device use, and setting up areas for video conferencing are essential in the modern office space.
Add a Little Green to Your Space
Studies have shown that adding just a few plants to your team’s workspace can increase productivity by up to 15 percent. For a minimal investment, you can incorporate a few plants to spruce up your office without having to deal with the hassles of moving furniture, making renovations, or redesigning your office layout. As one of the simplest steps you can take to create a more comfortable work environment, bringing indoor plants into your space also offers the added benefit of improving indoor air quality, which has also been found to have a measurable impact on workplace productivity and cognition.
Let the Light In
As our working lives become more dependent on technology, employees increasingly want to feel more connected to nature. In fact, a survey of more than 1,600 workers found the No. 1 office perk they desired was access to natural light and a view of the outdoors. The desire for a more natural office space outranked other perks such as onsite cafeterias, fitness centers, and childcare. Take the time to open the blinds and let the light in! Other office design elements like larger windows, glass walls, and more open space can also improve the flow of natural light in your office space.
Your Office Design Experts
Whether you’re looking to take advantage of an open office plan or you want a more thoughtfully designed space for your team, our experts have the skills and knowledge to create an office around your goals. When you partner with DESIGN+BUILD, we work with your team to understand their workflows, so they have access to a space that’s optimized for productivity and collaboration. Contact us today to start exploring how much more your office can be doing for you.