A modern office design that drives employee motivation
A recent study determined a modern workplace design can increase employee motivation and productivity. The results indicate that a motivating force for employees is the physical environment of the workplace as it represents status which has an effect on job satisfaction and performance. Staff motivation can also be heavily impacted by how satisfied employees are with their day to day working conditions.
Providing employees with a choice of work styles and continuing to combine open plan designs with focus and collaboration zones are the modern office design trends for 2016. Professionally designed office layouts will achieve the ultimate outcome for your team’s specific needs and produce the results you are after; this will generally requires a mix of zones but should always be tailored to the individual workplace’s requirements.
It is well known that a well-designed open plan office will always allow for successful collaboration amongst employees and cross pollination between departments, it is also necessary to include a mix of private spaces for focus sessions. Every office design should include comfortable meeting spaces and breakout areas for team social interactions and casual meetings. Comfortable high back booth seating is also an emerging trend as it provides added privacy without needing a built environment.
Office noise can reduce employee concentration levels dramatically which can have a severe effect on employee motivation and productivity but this is easily combatted by incorporating sound absorbing acoustic materials for the walls and floors into the office design.
All new office designs should incorporate a combination of natural and artificial lighting where possible as exposure to natural light has a positive effect on the health and wellbeing of employees. An even better concept is to merge an indoor and outdoor space where possible e.g. lunch room with an outdoor breakout area.
The 2016 colour and décor trends include the continuance of bright accents and pops of vibrant colour but colours should be carefully selected by a qualified designer as the effect can be pivotal to the outcome of the overall atmosphere and feel of the office. The inclusion of pot plants and other greenery items will also continue to trend and new research confirms that employees are 15% more productive when plants are included in the office design.
If you are wanting to increase your team’s motivation, productivity and results in 2016, contact Evoke Projects – 1300 720 692.