Office spaces can generally be quite hard to design, especially if you need to do so from scratch. A lot of people overlook the importance of things such as office layouts and decor when it comes to productivity, but we’re going to list a few tips that can help you transform your office space and make it a place where work is done quickly and efficiently.
Clearly define work areas and social areas
While many people enjoy the idea of open-plan offices, the reality is that it’s not very productive when people need to sit down and actually focus on their work. For instance, if your team is in constant view of each other, then it adds distractions that will encourage them to avoid their work. They might start conversing with others, they might stare off into something and forget about work, or they might even get nothing done because they’re constantly interacting with their colleagues.
While it might sound questionable to some, the perfect office space for most businesses isn’t an open plan one. It’s something that mixes open spaces with dedicated work areas so that people can actually get work done without being distracted. It usually involves anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour of intense work, followed by breaks where employees can relax with their colleagues.
This is why clearly defining social areas and work areas can be helpful. It helps employees separate their social time and it motivates them to get work done when it’s performed in short but concentrated bursts.
Unfortunately, doing something like this will require a lot of time, effort, and knowledge. At least, if you do it on your own. The better option is to look for an office refurbishment service by GDL Interiors or another local contractor that specializes in office designs. These experts know a lot about how to maximise your office space and design it with productivity in mind.
Use decor to your advantage
Office decor has a number of great uses, but a lot of people underestimate just how effective it can be for transforming your office space for productivity purposes. Decor helps with productivity because it helps to keep distractions away when used correctly. Lots of colours, text and other distractions can quickly make things frustrating for people who are trying to focus on their work. There are also certain colours and designs that might be more distracting than others.
This is why it’s important to use colour psychology to your advantage. Make use of soothing colours to transform your spaces into a tranquil and relaxing place, or have motivational messages on your walls to help your employees stay positive during difficult work situations. Decor can also create more soothing images for your workers to look at when they feel stressed, making them more productive and less likely to feel burned out or overworked.
There are lots of ways that you can use decor to create a more productive office environment, but you need a bit of knowledge about design and colour in order to make the best use of it.