New Office Design Trends Speak To Introverts
Many companies are moving away from the open office in favor of more balanced design. This switch appeals to a wide range people, including the more introverted employees. In fact, there are several new trends that really speak to this crowd.
Private Quiet Rooms
In addition to offering mixed work spaces with various levels of privacy, some offices are investing in quiet lounge areas. In these spaces, the use of electronics is discouraged. It’s the perfect spot to unplug and take some time away from the hustle and bustle of the office. Dim lights encourage relaxation. Some rooms even offer massage chairs and aromatherapy!
Privacy On Demand
If dedicating a whole room doesn’t fit your space or budget, investing in some movable walls can create privacy on demand. Employees can customize the space around them to suit their needs. There are so many options in flexible walls to fit any style and budget. Another solution which may be easier to execute is installing portable work stations. These allow employees to move to more private areas of the office when they need more quiet.
This trend may seem a little out there, but it’s really gaining some traction – especially in the tech industry. Research shows that taking a 20-30 minute nap during the day can help you regain concentration, increase productivity, and reduce stress.
The fact is that introverts are valuable members of any work force, but they are often overlooked in favor of more vocal employees. Considering introverts’ needs benefits the whole workplace and should be taken seriously. Even the most outgoing of extroverts needs a little space to decompress. Companies on the whole find value in utilizing small, quiet areas throughout the day.
ROSI can help you incorporate more quiet space features into your work space. Contact us today for a free consultation!