Office design is usually the furthest thing from a company owner’s mind. You have to focus on running your business and achieving your goals and you’ve put the right processes in place so that the right teams are hired to help you achieve your goals.
One thing to consider, however, is how you can help your team members get their jobs done. Professional office design can optimise workflow and lead to higher work performance in a number of ways:
Colours can affect workflow and performance
The colour choices can affect employees’ moods and how they are able to complete tasks. Research by the National Institute of Health has shown that red, for example, can help workers complete tasks that require more concentration and attention to detail. Blue and green on the other hand can help people be more creative and come up with new ideas.
Creating spaces for collaboration
Some tasks require collaboration and other tasks require employees to sit in quiet spaces where they are able to focus. An office design company should work to understand your business so that they can reinvent your space in order to optimise this type of collaboration and need for solitude.
Getting tasks done with ease
It doesn’t make sense for people to walk to the other side of a building to pick up a printed item, and it’s counterproductive for people who need to work in quiet areas to be seated next to a noisy cafeteria. Professional office design can make sure that people are located where they need to be.