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.
A few simple design fixes in your office environment can make you and your employees happier, healthier and much more productive. Research proves this time and time again so it’s worth the effort to review these ten easy steps to improve your office space.
With millions of Australians working in office-based jobs, it is surprising how much attention is placed on the cost per square metre, rather than the productivity and motivation of the people within that space. After all, staff costs are significantly higher than office costs.
Jerry Kennard, Managing Director of Evoke Projects, an Australian business specialising in efficient workspace design, explains further: “It has long been recognised that productivity will increase in well-designed offices because staff are motivated and have an emotional commitment to their employer. According to research, the increase can be as high as 36%.