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.
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.