Designing a Successful Workplace Interior is . . . . . like baking a Beautiful Chocolate Cake!
To Create an effective Workplace Interior . . . you need to add certain ingredients . . . in different proportions at specific intervals . . . . baked over a required time . . . finally . . . . You have a beautiful and Practical Workplace Interior,
These are some of the required ingredients:
Your Reception needs to WOW . . . . . because . . . . this is where you greet your clients . . .and therefore . . . . this is where first impressions are made . . . . make your reception beautiful and note-worthy!
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All workplaces need meeting places . . . Large Boardrooms for the large formal meetings . . . medium meeting rooms for the not so formal . . . . or as large meetings . . . .and . . . . smaller meeting rooms for the littler meetings.
Meeting spaces can be planned as meeting and training areas . . . they can be divided into smaller and bigger spaces . . . and therefore . . . save space and money. . . . . Also . . . . Add informal meeting places into the mix like this one:
An essential ingredient for effective Workplace Interior design? . . . A place to work! . . . . Individual offices? Or open plan? A combination of both? What kind of desks does your staff need, what is your budget? What do your staff do? . . . . . . On computers all day? Or out in the field? . . . . Sitting or standing desks? These are all the different components to effective and productive planning. Oh and . . . .Don’t forget the chair!
Discover what people need . . . and as a result . . . give them that! . . . . Happy Staff . . . . equals . . . . as a consequence . . . . Productive and Profitable Workplaces.
Paper; stationery; filing etc – where do you put it? . . . . . How do you access it?? . . . . Studies have shown that the average person wastes 4.3 hours per week searching for papers. Office productivity goes up by almost 50% . . . .due to . . . effective Organisation of stuff and things.
Air . . . . lots of fresh air. . . . . even if windows in the office environment do open, ensure that you have fresh air pumped into the office. . . . .Lack of fresh air in the office environment has been linked to tiredness, and as a result . . . . lack of concentration . . . . . furthermore . . . . add in plants, they produce oxygen and they look good too!
Workplace design the is the art of how a human interacts with the work environment. . . . . due to the fact that Humans spend huge amounts of their day at work, resulting good workplace design is important . . . BUT so is . . . . nourishment . . . . remember to factor Food . . . .and as a consequence . . . . places to eat food . . . into the design of the office. . . . Furthermore . . . either ensure that your staff have easy access to shops and restaurants . . . . or provide in-house food for their needs. . . . At the very least . . . . provide a place to make coffee and tea, with a small fridge and a sink.
What is the saying? . . . Work Hard and Play hard? . . . . Consider adding a space where your staff can have an opportunity for some fun . . . . and as a result, can be more productive!. . . . Include a play space into the design of the workplace . . . . include it into the eat space . . . . Creating an combined EAT -RELAX – WORK space . . . .and . . . can double up as an entertainment space for staff and clients.
A putting green for example?
Or Table Tennis anyone?
You know that feeling . . . . it is too loud to think? . . . . since one of the downfalls of an open plan offices is NOISE. . . . . effective Corporate Interior Design can eliminate noise . . . with – first of all . . . . .designing quiet spaces where staff can go to Think . . . be quiet . . . and . . . take or make that confidential phone call and . . . consequently . . . get productive.
Add in spaces that are designed for relaxation . . . . .spaces that change the tone, and . . . . as a result . . . make the Workplace Interior softer . . . consider changing the colour from the rest of the office environment . . . change the furniture . . . add couches, a rug and flowers. . . . . a place that allows your staff to sit and have a relaxing conversation . . . and, in turn creating . . . . a place for an informal meeting or client meeting.
While all of the above is important . . . . most of all . . . do not forget to include support. . . . a well designed workplace interior needs a support structure . . . . housing all required infrastructure. . . . this includes a space for computer servers / storage / furniture / archiving / stationary / and any other odds and sods that may be required.
Ultimately there is a lot more that goes into designing effective office environments, Contact PurpleChilli Lifestyle Interiors today for a consultation on firstname.lastname@example.org ….. or head-over to this page e-design for our virtual design services.