Does your office fit-out motivate your staff?
Your office fit-out has a huge impact on staff motivation and even their willingness to get out of bed each day. Most people spend the majority of their waking hours at work and commuting. Work occupies a lot of thought-time; therefore, doesn’t it make sense to give employees something to look forward to, somewhere they want to spend time?
Office fit-outs that motivate
Many companies have recognised the importance of ensuring that their office fit-out emulates the culture and brand of the company. Think about Lego, where brick sculptures are used as partitions, or Virgin, with a full-size cockpit in the communal space. Google promotes fun and active working in its office fit-out, with playground slides in the office.
This might seem over-the-top to the average Australian business, but the principles are sound. The furniture, fittings and finishes that you choose for your office fit-out can really make a difference to the motivation and productivity of your staff.
Evoke Projects works hard to understand your business, your brand and your culture. Then we make sure it is reflected in the office furniture, fittings and finishes of your office fit-out design. Examples include:
- mood lighting
- feature colours
- brand elements on the walls or floors
- statement pieces
- custom-made furniture and fittings
Read about the Evoke Projects culture and why that makes us perfect for your next office fit-out project.
Office Fit-out Case Study
Integrated Living offers customised health services and in-home support that enable older people to stay in their own home and their community longer.
Office fit-out objectives
Integrated Living sought to merge their logistics and customer service functions into one centre.The new office fit-out space had to provide a centralised location for the smaller regional offices and enable them to showcase their technology solutions for in-home care.
The clientasked for a new office fit-outthat would create a more collaborative workplace and offer flexibility for future growth.They also wanted to provide an environment that staff would be proud of.
Scope of works
- Workplace Strategy for New Office Fit-out
- Concept Design
- Design Development
- Design Documentation
- Office Fit-out Project Management
- Construction Management
Improved workplace branding through a well-designed office fit-out
Integrated Living’s corporate colours, graphics and branding are incorporated throughout the office fit-out to increase employee engagement and to encourage pride and a deeper connection with the brand.
Providing flexibility through awell-designed office fit-out
The new office layout is future-proof, with a mix of private offices, open plan workstations and work areas with some privacy for task specific requirements. The office fit-out plansallow flexible configuration and additional furniture for business expansion.
A large, welcoming open-plan reception area provides easy access to flexible meeting rooms, clinic rooms and the Technology Hub of Excellence for clients. The use of operable walls and flip-top tables ensures flexibility.
A new office fit-out that createsvibrantevent and breakout space
Integrated Living is well situated with views of Newcastle Harbour. Panoramic views were achieved using full height glass panels in the breakout area and boardroom.
One of the main design features of the office fit-out is the bi-fold doors that transform the boardroom into a large function space. In addition, the employee breakout space features a stunning island bench and multiple spaces for lunch breaks or casual meetings whilst taking in the view.
The meeting rooms, breakout area and space layout provide excellent employee collaboration opportunities.