Motivational Modern Office Furniture DesignFebruary 6, 2017
Whether you are planning a new office or renovating an existing one, considering some modern and ergonomically efficient office furniture can be quite advantageous. They not only give your office a chic outlook but also help boost productivity. We all know that a clean and comfortable office environment is a basic requirement for retaining a healthy workforce. A swanky workplace can not only make your employees proud of their organization but also creates a great impression on the vendors, stakeholders, and the clients.
Here are some points to consider while you are creating or renovating your office space:
Modern Office Requirements
Office requirements are changing considerably over the years and hence, you need to redefine your requirement to align with the office design and furniture selection. Depending on what kind of business you do, you can involve some of the employees and check their inputs and requirements. It is ultimately they who are using the office space and if the design aligns with their requirements it will be a great boost to their morale.
Cabinets, workstations, meeting rooms, library etc. can be considered as per your organization’s requirements. Many offices now consider an open office concept where there are no cabins or cubicles. This makes sure anyone can easily interact with anyone else in the office which makes the workflow much smoother. Creative organizations can leverage their employees’ creativity to make their workspace more interesting by adding elements they have designed and created.
Ergonomically designed chairs and workstations are a must for offices. If you want your employees to stay healthy to be more productive, it is better to provide them comfortable and healthy arrangements. This will make sure that your employees are more available at work and feel more comfortable in their workstations. To make sure they are not always seated, keep certain things such as the photocopier and coffee machines at a small walk’s distance that will keep them moving too. While chairs with wheels are very convenient, they will make your employees stick to the chairs and move around to some extent. So insist on chairs that are comfortable but require some movement which will keep them healthy and mobile. You can keep the wheeled chairs for meeting rooms.
While minimalistic designs are catching up in the modern offices, make sure you have ample storage space and workspace that is comfortable. Multi-purpose furniture can be used for minimalistic designs to reduce the amount of furniture you need, while still making sure your office requirements are met adequately. These designs are best when you have very few office staff members and the office is mostly a meeting place for the staff.
If you are working from home or have an office room at home, make sure it remains professional while being convenient. While home offices are a great arrangement keeping you always available for personal and professional matters, it can get quite messy too. Make sure you maintain your office to look more professional while keeping the bare minimal personal belongings such as photo frames and coffee mugs in the home-office. Use office furniture that will motivate you to work rather than home furniture in the home office that can carry you away into a different level of comfort. Using multi-purpose furniture is also a good choice for home offices. Ample lighting, ventilation and temperature control are as important in home offices as they are in formal offices. Bright colors, natural lighting, curtains or blinds for windows and partition, and some paintings can keep you more productive at your home-office.
Proper lighting and ventilation are necessary in every office. If you let the natural light and fresh air flow consistent inside the office or at least create a space where your employees can enjoy them, it will bring a refreshing effect on their thought process. It is also important to maintain a comfortable temperature and fragrance inside the office to keep the employees go on with their important work with a sane mind.
Meeting rooms can have glass walls to make them look spacious and transparent. But they should be soundproofed to make sure the sound does not become a distraction both inside and outside the meeting room. Also, make sure the room is equipped with all modern equipment such as the projector, screen, whiteboard, power points, light, water-cooler etc.
Curtains, blinds, and innovative partition ideas can also make your office look chic and modern. Including some green elements such as indoor plants, recycled water pond, and a sunroom or natural sunlight can make a huge different to the look and feel of the office. Colors play an important role in creating moods and using a combination of positive and smart colors can make your office space look and feel smart. Paintings and modern artwork can also boost creativity and positivity in thoughts inside the office.
Modern Furniture Designs
Office furniture designs are no longer confined to the traditional rectangular workstations with some drawers and storage space. ‘L’ shaped tables that offer maximum convenience to open 2-sided workstations that offer ample openness for interactions are getting more popular among the organizations.
People now prefer furniture that reflects their work-culture and organization’s culture. While storage requirements are minimal these days owing to digital data that dominates papers and files, basic storage requirements must be met in modern furniture designs.
Multi-purpose designs are more preferred for furniture to make the most of the available space which is getting quite expensive. Moreover, many start-ups and SMEs consider spaces where their employees can stay over if their work schedule requires it and hence, consider comfortable multi-purpose furniture.
The style also definitely matters to make an impression on your employees as well as other stakeholders. It motivates the employees to feel proud of the place they work and also motivates them to be more productive.
Trendy and useful accessories like a pen stand and folders are a must in the offices which makes life convenient for your employees. Trendy bookshelves, casual seating arrangements, contemporary or antique coffee table etc. can add a positive environment inside the office.
Providing some personal space at the workstations like a photo frame and a coffee mug can make your employees feel special. Give them some space where they can stick some personal pictures and keep some small possessions like their mobile, iPod etc. or a small flower pot which will keep them entertained during the long and monotonous work hours.
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