Posts tagged “office space planning”

There are many pieces in the news showcasing fun, funky and child like office spaces. Features range from bars, video games, putting greens, fresh food, slides and running tracks! Is your office like this? That said, a lot of these offices also look favourably on and focus on wellbeing aspects too, including quiet rooms, snugs, collaborative areas and so on. 
Is this style of office design and office space planning realistic for all industries and employees or only for certain business/people types? 
With an increased awareness of how our surroundings can impact health and productivity, companies are focusing on how designing for wellbeing can also cut healthcare costs and help businesses grow. 
What is wellbeing? 
HR News along with the AMSA says there are 7 dimensions in wellbeing and suggest it is more than just physical health. It can include emotional, social and occupational. Occupational wellness recognises the importance of satisfaction and enrichment in one's work. The consensus is that companies are doing something to support wellbeing, but maybe not enough, yet. Read more 
Colour in the office or the business can range from the company logo and brand to the office decoration (walls, carpets, blinds) to the fabric on the office chairs and in the reception area. Not only is it important for the company colours to be consistent and matching throughout for branding purposes, it is also worth considering the psychology of colour. Deciding what colour scheme to incorporate into your workspace design needs careful consideration ... 
Agile working is all about creating a flexible and productive environment. By creating different working areas within the office, you can ensure your staff have the complete freedom and flexibility to work where they want, when they want. 
This blog aims to give you a better understanding of how sound works and solutions that can manage it so you can have a productive and well balanced workplace. In connection with Chris Griffiths, Ocee Design.  
The work area has a major effect on employees, as it's where they spend most of their time in the week. It's crucial that they are comfortable and are provided with the environment to get the job done. Chairs with the right support, desks that are thoughtfully spaced out and near correctly positioned storage can make a real difference. Breakout areas are a big hit as well. 
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