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.
Never has it been more important for employers to understand the emerging workforce. With websites such as Glass Door and Seek providing a platform for employees to review their workplaces, jobseekers have more information than ever before. The ambience, culture and comfort of an office can be greatly improved with clever office design, so Evoke Projects has some tips to encourage your staff to rate your workplace highly.
Office design is often driven by your available real estate, particularly the size and shape of the workspace. While potential layouts will naturally be affected by the usable space, you can maximise your use of space and thereby your productivity potential. Evoke Projects offers this advice on practical office design:
Look around your office. Feel the vibe. Is it a busy, high-functioning office that conveys energy and the pursuit of excellence? Do you feel that every employee is giving 100% and believes in your brand? If you think there’s room for improvement, follow Evoke Projects’ tips for increasing productivity in your workplace.
There’s no disputing that smartphones and tablets have revolutionised the way we work. For the most part, these changes are positive: greater productivity potential, better collaboration and smarter working.
But, and it’s a big BUT… the positives can so easily become negatives if you don’t structure your office interior design to suit the mobile workplace. It’s important that productivity doesn’t lead to burn-out and that privacy doesn’t suffer in the quest for collaboration.
Evoke Projects has helped many clients benefit from the mobile workplace through innovative office interior design strategies, so here are our top five tips.
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.