The modern office is no longer just about being a clinical space with a purpose for just functionality with recent research identifying the modern office as rapidly changing to create a more comfortable space, with greater emphasis placed on employee’s well-being through office design.
As everyone knows in business, the only constant is change, and in an ever-changing environment it’s not just the practices of a business that evolve but the space in which they are undertaken too.
We are spending more and more time in the office and at our desks, so it is no surprise that there has been a huge increase in people suffering from back problems, usually caused by bad posture.
The interior design of our office space has become more and more important in the last decade. No longer is a computer, wall partition and telephone sufficient in the workplace and more businesses are taking notice of the impact that a more comfortable, flexible and brighter environment can have on the well-being and mood of employees.
Traditional office-design thinking was to minimise areas of staff congregation and any areas other than workspace were kept to a bare minimum. However, this approach has radically been shaken-up in recent years and the reasoning behind it, and impact this shift has on a business and its staff, may surprise you!
With a new year ahead of us, we thought it useful to highlight some of the less obvious, but highly important, benefits of casting a fresh eye over your workspace when considering how best to allocate resources in 2018.