Office design for maximum productivity

IMG_00981In the last 20 years or so, the open office trend has been everywhere, with low partitions or sometimes none at all. While these open offices are set up to not only decrease construction costs, the hope was to encourage communication amongst employees leading to sharing ideas and collaborating more together. While this may be the case, Maria Konnikova of The New Yorker brings up the points that employees have actually complained that the open space office is more disruptive and distracting therefore they are less productive and happy overall.

When the employees had a say and a little control over their work environment however, productivity increased as they felt more in control of the situation and less vulnerable. Some offices are now adopting a mixed office environment, with open spaces as well as closed off desks or pods so employees can choose where they will do their best work. IBM’s Watson headquarters in New York have combined the use of open space, enclosed glass structures for meetings and brainstorming, semi-closed in booths for working together with other colleagues, and closed in desks for privacy.

We recognise every business is different, has a different number of employees and a different way of running their day to day work. This is why we offer a bespoke office design service, to make sure that you get the right office that will foster productivity and happiness among your employees.

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