Design tips for the... Co-working Office.
1. FUNCTIONALITY IS JUST AS IMPORTANT AS AESTHETIC
...and those who can embrace both in office design are really getting somewhere! A great aesthetic office design will attract talent, boost engagement and encourage higher quality work. An underlying functionality built into the design will make sure that work energy is harnessed and sustainable.
2. OFFICES NEED QUIET SPACES & MEETING ROOMS
While the modern workplace has seen a shift towards open plan working, there will always be the need for quiet spaces and meeting rooms. Even the most social of colleagues will need at some stage to really focus on the task at hand and best way to do this is to find a quiet place to work. Meeting rooms should be designed with acoustic wall panels for a quieter environment and glass partitions to ensure natural light. Teams love coming together in open places, breakout areas, banquettes and collaboration tables. However some teamwork calls for a semi-closed in place to cut out all distractions.
The key office fitout tip is to ensure the office space accommodates a number of working styles, from open plan to team meeting rooms, individual quiet spaces and open collaboration areas.
3. GLASS PARTITIONS ARE IDEAL FOR CREATING A SENSE OF SPACE
Are you working on a project where you would just love some more space? An amazing transformation happens in spaces where glass is used in place of opaque finishes. Light flows through from other rooms, natural glow is reflected and the whole space gains a buoyant ambience.
Light filled spaces are invigorating and energising places for people to work and thrive. Creative minds are more open and productive in a workplace which feel spacious and open.