A happy team is a productive team. Your office design has a substantial influence on your employees’ happiness so as 2016 gets into swing, Evoke Projects looks at how a new office fitout can improve the team performance in your workplace and also help you become an ‘employer of choice’.
Have you ever noticed how your mood is affected by light? That burst of energy on a bright, sunny day certainly seems harder to summon up on a rainy morning. Interestingly, the same is true in the workplace, so Evoke Projects examines the relationship between office lighting and productivity, with tips for your next office refurbishment or fitout.
How does office lighting affect productivity?
If you are considering an office refurbishment or a new fitout, you will have to choose between different office layout options. Open plan is still the most popular choice for many businesses, so Evoke Projects takes a look at the advantages and disadvantages of an open plan office design.
Technology means that traditional 9-5 desk jobs are no longer the norm. More is demanded of employees, with email-enabled smartphones expanding the working day. Globalisation has added to this trend, particularly in Australia, as most of the world is at work during our early mornings and night times. For this reason, office interior design trends are tending towards hi-tech solutions that enable employees to participate fully in our new flexible working world.
In our final article for the Modern Office Design series, Evoke Projects examines the main considerations for a modern hi-tech office interior design.
Having seen office interior design trends move from hierarchical based private cubicles to one-size-fits-all open plan spaces, modern workplace design is now somewhere in between. In our third Modern Office Design article, this week we look at office designs incorporating multiple zones to suit different work processes and team needs.
Work styles are becoming increasingly important as it is recognised that motivation and productivity are improved when employees are satisfied with their workplace. This means giving staff the best environment to perform their work—and that environment may need to change during the day according to the task, hence different work zone designs.
Although office space planning should be tailored to the specific needs of a business, there are some trends that are worth considering for all businesses. In our second modern office design article, Evoke Projects brings you the latest office design trends for interior space planning and layout.
Driving collaboration with clever office space planning
The days of creating an open plan office and assuming that will be enough to promote collaboration are well and truly over. An office building is like a huge machine, with moving parts. People are the cogs and wheels of the office machine and everybody needs to work in harmony for optimum productivity. Office layouts must be properly designed to help people work collaboratively and efficiently; this generally requires a mix of zones – open plan, private cubicles, meeting rooms and comfortable breakout areas.
When looking at furniture, high back booth seating provides some privacy while facilitating team meetings in a condensed space.
This month, Evoke Projects brings you a series of articles about the latest trends in office design:
- The latest modern office design trends
- Space planning for the modern office
- What work styles work for your team?
- Hi-tech office design trends
The latest modern office design trends
If you have a new office refurbishment on the agenda for 2016, get ahead of the game! Evoke Projects looks at what’s currently trending in modern office design, starting this week with colours, materials and furniture.
Evoke Projects examines sustainability in the workplace, both as part of corporate social responsibility and also as a way of reducing office costs. This article will cover the following topics:
- What is your corporate social responsibility?
- How office design is driving sustainability in the workplace
- Sustainable ways to reduce your office costs
A new office fitout or refurbishment presents a fantastic opportunity to examine your business processes and look for ways to increase productivity and reduce costs. WHS best practice is constantly changing, so this is also a great time to reconsider your old ways of complying with the requirements.
In our final Workplace Health & Safety article, Evoke Projects offers some tips for reducing your future WHS risks through clever and creative office refurbishments.
This month, Evoke Projects will post a series of articles to help you manage your Workplace Health & Safety risks. This month’s 4 topics will be:
- Using office ergonomics to reduce the risk of injury
- Staying up-to-date with WHS requirements
- Is your office design increasing your employees’ risk of long-term illness?
- WHS considerations for office refurbishments
This week is the third article in the series, Is your office design increasing your employees’ risk of long-term illness?