In the ever-changing world of modern-day business, flexibility and responding to change is key but how flexible and responsive are your business premises? The great upheaval of moving premises is not always the answer with a refit of existing workspace being frequently the more economical and astute choice.
As specialists in office interior refits and refurbs, we install a considerable amount of office partitioning for our clients. Whilst we are all familiar with the concept of office partitioning, we find that our clients aren’t aware of the range of partitioning available and the relative merits of each type for specific workplace environments.
An often overlooked element in office design is that of the colour scheme. As highlighted in research by the University of Texas, there is more to colour schemes than simply the aesthetic: colour can have a significant impact on the productivity of a workforce and their sense of well-being and is something that should be carefully considered when a new office interior is planned or makeover considered.
Moving business premises is always a daunting prospect! Whether upsizing or downsizing, the considerations are many and from the point when the decision is made that that’s what is called for to progress the business, a flood of thoughts from the large to the minutiae come to mind.
A new study by the Brookings Institution and Project for Public Spaces has set out to identify a shift in workplace design as a function of emerging business models and workspace utilisation with emphasis increasingly placed on a core ethos of the workspace occupants as opposed to the previously traditional ‘style-driven’ approach.
A new trend is emerging in office interior design that is indicative of a shift in thinking from providing a space in which workers can be productive towards providing a space that promotes and enhances productivity, a shift from the passive to the active workspace.