Is there any business that has not evolved during the last few years? Most businesses have been affected by the changing nature of work, driven by technology, generational change and more flexible working models. The evolution of work will continue and the best course of action is to ensure your business is ready for the future, whatever that might bring.
At Evoke Projects, we loved Anetta Pizag’s chapter on evolving workplaces and office design in her book, Create a Thriving Workspace. There was so much good material to consider that we cannot cover it all in this article, but we have highlighted some ideas for your next office fit-out or refurbishment.
We all know how much better we perform an activity when we are motivated and engaged. In the workplace, truly engaged staff do not regard work as simply payment for a certain number of hours; they really care about the outcome and results of their efforts. Think about the customer satisfaction and profits possible from a 100% engaged workforce! Fortunately, there are well-researched office design principles to help you achieve this during your next office fit-out or workplace refurbishment.
The Evoke Projects’ team have been discussing Anetta Pizag’s book, Create a Thriving Workspace, which covers office design strategies for an ‘engaging business’. There are many thought-provoking points in the book, and we have highlighted some key considerations for your next office fit-out or refurbishment.
If you are a regular reader of Evoke Project’s workplace articles, you will know about the correlation between happiness at work, motivation and productivity. Retaining a happy band of workers makes good sense because your company will reap the rewards of higher quality output and better customer satisfaction.
People are happier when they feel valued and cared about, so Evoke Projects looks at how you can create a more caring workplace during your next office fit-out or refurbishment.
Businesses today are more diversified than ever. They recognise that a diverse range of skills and personalities helps to compete in a world full of diverse buyers. This presents a challenge to office designers because employees will have different work preferences. Before you embark on your next office fit-out or refurbishment, read Evoke Projects’ tips for designing your office to cater for this modern workforce.
Distraction can play havoc with productivity in the workplace, and you might be surprised at the small things that can affect concentration. Evoke Projects looks at ways to reduce distraction by implementing productive office design strategies during your next office fit-out or refurbishment.
A smart workplace is one in which team members are provided with the tools, environment and flexibility to achieve their best. Lots of people working to their optimum ability means higher creativity, productivity and, at the end of the day, profits for your business. Evoke Projects examines how you can create a smarter workplace.
Every day, millions of people around the world go to work. But how many of them put in their best effort to fulfil a true business vision, either their own or their employer’s? Defining and communicating your company’s purpose and then creating an office design that reflects your vision will pay amazing dividends. Evoke Projects shows you how to make it happen!
It’s no surprise that research consistently shows that satisfied workers are more motivated and therefore more productive. Here are just a few statistics that Evoke Projects has taken note of:
- Happy employees are 12% more productive. 1
- On average, global employees indicated that if they were fully motivated, they would increase their productivity by 25 percent. 2
- Looking at business units ranking in the top and bottom 25% on employee engagement, there was an 18% drop in productivity between the top and bottom performers. 3
As 2017 gets under way, Evoke Projects brings you the latest office design trends for your office fit-out or refurbishment plans.
It’s all about you
The most important aspect of your office design is that it reflects your brand and culture. Trends are worth considering during an office refurbishment, but ultimately you want a workplace that creates the best environment for productivity.
An office design that looks and feels good will keep employees motivated. This is important, as motivation helps to retain the best talent and reduce business operating costs. Did you know it can cost as much as 50 to 60 percent of an employee’s annual salary to replace them? *
With this in mind, employers of choice are embracing more holistic office design to improve the work-life balance. Lounge and breakout areas, activity based work zones, multifunctional furniture—they have so much to offer staff.
Yet employers still have a duty of care to provide a safe working environment, so it is important to introduce these modern office design trends safely. Evoke Projects shows you how to make your office look and feel good, safely.