Important Office Design Trends Of Today’s Workplace
Is your office in desperate need of an office space update? The layout and design of your new office space should be the main focus of your redesign. With a little bit of time invested, a well thought out office environment will ensure a happy and productive workforce. Plus, making sure your office space design offers flexibility to your work staff will create longevity for years to come. Here are the most important office design trends you’ll want to include in your next office update.
Collaboration Stations: Currently, the largest share of the workforce is made of employees from the millennial generation. Millennials value social connections and collaboration with their coworkers. Creating collaboration stations will provide an area for employees to interact, exchange ideas and fuel their creativity. It’s best to choose oval shaped office desks for a more convenient place for 4-6 people to meet and use height adjustable tables for stand up meetings.
Quiet Spaces: Even in an open collaborative environment, there comes a time when workers need some degree of privacy. Creating a quiet space can be as simple as a meeting room, individual pods or phone booth where employees can focus and make phone calls.
Social Spaces: Creating social spaces encourages employees to get away from the stress of work and mingle with their fellow employees during breaks or lunch. Open lounges, coffee bars, outdoor break rooms, and comfortable spaces to hang out and recharge are essential. They are also important in creating opportunities for spontaneous and often unexpected sharing of ideas. It’s a great place to blend workers from different departments.
Sharing Workstations: Space savers include hot desking or workstations that are “unassigned” for individuals who are out of the office for a significant portion of the day. It’s also important to create flexible spaces for employees who might be visiting from another floor, building or campus.
Integrated Technology: Workstations must integrate technology throughout the office design in order to be effective otherwise collaborative workspaces simply will not work. Workstations require iPad and cell phone docking/charging stations for convenience. Plus, strategically installed projection screens or large TV screens for presentations and staff meetings are very useful tools to have in an office.
An emphasis on flexibility is essential for today’s workplace. Integrating these design trends will provide an enjoyable and functional space for employees to enjoy for years to come. If you need a designer to help you create an incredible workspace, contact ROSI Office Systems. We offer free office planning and design to all of our prospective customers. Our trained staff creates 2D and 3D drawings to maximize square footage and support business objectives.