5 Benefits of a Good Office Design
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Besides giving meaningful work and attractive remuneration package for your employees, have you ever wondered about what else can be done to make them love coming to work?
The answer is simple. A nice working environment.
Research shows that the clothes you wear actually changes the way you perform. The same goes for our workplace since we spend nearly one third of our life working in there! While office culture plays a big role in creating a good environment, it cannot be changed over a short span of time. A more direct solution is to create an ideal working environment through office fit out.
Most business owners overlooked the merits of renewing office designs because of the associated costs and inconveniences involved to revamp the existing office space. Little do they know about the intangible returns that can overcome the inconveniences which can be easily managed by hiring qualified, experience office interior designer (see also: https://spacesense.co/find-designer to hire office interior designer). Here are 5 benefits for good office design or re-design.
1. Increase Productivity
Studies have shown that noise, light, temperature, furniture layout and quality are important factors that influence employee productivity. With your office operating for some time now, it is good to gather employees’ feedback. It is likely that you receive complaints on noise, poor lightings and unhappiness with old or uncomfortable office chair, especially if the last office fit-out was done more than 5 years ago. (See also: Is Office Ergonomic Design Measurable?)
2. Increase Employees’ Happiness Level
A stress-free and comfortable office environment delights and recharges employees. This positive effect cascades beyond boosting work output. You will see more happy employees and a reduction in employee turnover.
3. Improve Floor Space Efficiency
Looking at increasing workstations due to headcount expansion? Moving to a bigger office space is not the only solution. Additional spaces may be carved out from the existing premise with proper layout optimisation by the professionals.
On the other hand, you may also consider optimising your office layout to occupy a smaller footprint so that the unused space could be returned to the landlord, of course to reduce your business overhead costs (See also: 4 Tips on How to Handle Your Office Lease Expiry).
4. Update Technology
There are many technology tools available to make cross boundaries collaboration and remote working faster and easier. A professional office fit out presents an opportunity for you to refresh your technology (see also: https://spacesense.co/products/3 to get quotes for the latest office technology products) and to send signal to both your employees and your customers that your company is keeping up in the digital technology world.
5. Inspire Business Clients & Visitors
As the saying goes, “The first impression counts!” Office design affect the immersive branding experience for anyone entering the workplace. As you are investing in office design, it is a good chance to reinforce your organisation purpose- who you are and what you do – and build credibility on how you make a difference in the market for your business clients and visitors.
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About the Author
Eunice Ooi | Cofounder | spaceSense.co
As the Cofounder of spaceSense, a commercial property tech company, Eunice designs the use of technology to help companies find, set up and manage their office space easily. She has more than 10 years of experience in project management with the Defence Science and Technology Agency, CBRE and GIC. A NAFA-certified interior designer, Eunice has also executed more than S$100 million in project value, delivering workplaces for big corporations. Eunice graduated with First Class Honours in Master of Engineering, Imperial College London.