Designing for productivity

A primary driver for redesigning your office should always be maximising productivity, and helping take your business to the next level. There are a number of different ways to go about designing for productivity, and there’s ample opportunity for experimentation. A new design must always start with a rigorous understanding of your business needs and the potential of your space. This is where space rationalisation can prove useful.

Designing an office for productivity requires considering the needs and habits of your employees, as well as the nature of your business. Here are some tips for designing an office for productivity.

Incorporate ergonomic furnishings

Investing in ergonomic furniture, such as adjustable desks and chairs, can help reduce the risk of injuries and improve the comfort of your employees, which can improve productivity.

Use natural light and plants

Incorporating natural light and plants into the design of the office can create a more pleasant and healthy work environment, which can improve productivity.

Create dedicated workspaces

Consider creating dedicated workspaces, such as quiet rooms or phone booths, to allow employees to focus on specific tasks without distractions.

Encourage collaboration

Incorporate collaborative spaces, such as meeting rooms, into the design of the office to encourage teamwork and communication.

Provide amenities

Offering amenities such as a kitchen, gym, or game room can make the office more attractive and comfortable for employees, which can improve productivity.

Consider the layout

The layout of the office should be functional and efficient, with the placement of furniture and equipment carefully considered to minimize wasted movement and distractions.

Use technology

Incorporating technology, such as video conferencing systems and collaboration software, can help improve communication and productivity.

By following these tips, you can design an office that promotes productivity and helps your employees work more effectively and efficiently.

 

Check out our Office Design Guide here to find out more.