Modern offices are diverse places. Most contain multiple workstations, open areas, break rooms, conference spaces, and other rooms designed for specific functions. Naturally, office design as a whole will encompass all of those elements. However, as one would expect, different design best practices apply to different parts of the office. Designing a CEO’s office presents an entirely separate challenge to renovating a lunch room, for instance. With that in mind, today we’ll share five tips for improving individual workstation design so that you and your employees can start working more effectively today:
It’s no accident that the most productive businesses boast clean, well organized office spaces. Workspaces cluttered with papers, cables, wires, or “random junk” are sure to distract employees and make it difficult for them to achieve their best. The good news is that it doesn’t cost any money to clean up your workstations. Just taking some time out each month to reduce the clutter around your office will likely boost morale and focus levels.
Add Modular Walls
Workstations that accommodate multiple employees are great for businesses that want to promote collaboration and team unity. Yet, sometimes individual team members need privacy to complete a project. In that case, it may be a wise idea to invest in a few modular walls. These temporary fixtures will allow your team to set up a short-term workspace to increase privacy. Furthermore, modular walls can help cut down on noise pollution and other distracting sounds from around the office.
It’s important that professionals take care of themselves while at the office. Sadly, sitting in an uncomfortable or unforgiving chair all day long is a good way to develop back or posture problems. As such, it behoves business owners to look for furniture options that are both ergonomic and cost-effective. Bottom line, if your team members can’t get comfortable at their desk, they’ll struggle to perform at a high level.
At the end of the day, team members should be able to decorate and customize their workstation to suit their needs and preferences. Motivational pictures or posters, air fresheners, plants, novelty office supplies, and white boards are just a few ways you can spruce up your office. Affording your employees the freedom to express themselves in their work and at their desk is always a positive!
Mix it Up
Feeling stagnant at your desk? One method for combating workplace malaise is to play around with your layout. Consider allowing team members to swap desks every once in a while, or instead, rearrange how a workstation sits within a room. Moving a desk just a few feet can have a big impact in terms of lighting and, potentially, employee productivity.
Optimizing individual workstations is just one aspect of an office renovation. If you really want to ensure your entire workspace is firing on all cylinders, contact the Key Interiors team today. We have years of experience working with businesses of all varieties, and we’ll help you create an office that you and your team love. Plus, for more information on how we can deliver an office redesign on schedule and under budget, check out our free eBook here: