Published at Saturday, July 28th 2018. by dembala in Office Design.
Noise Employees have difficulty working productively in noisy environments since stress levels increase and concentration is lowered. There are many design tricks architects can employ to deal with poor acoustics. Using the correct materials in the correct location is key to achieving the proper level of sound absorption. For example ceiling tiles should generally be applied at a low ceiling height. If the ceiling is very high then other methods need to be applied such as lining the walls with fabric banners or acoustical wall panels to avoid the sound bouncing off of drywall or other non-absorbent materials. To keep voices from traveling too far it is useful to places highly-absorbent materials at mouth level throughout the office. Another effective technique in limiting a noisy environment is to create a monotone background sound known as white noise. This can be achieved in a variety of ways such as through the strategic placement of fans and air conditioners the use of water fountains or by installing a sound masking audio system.
Immediate Improvement on the Lighting Inside the Office A brilliantly designed office interior will certainly have good lighting. This is important especially because most of the work in an office is done using a computer and the wrong lighting can affect comfort and even health of the staff. An interior designer for the office will carefully study and factor in shadows and light that fall in a particular area in order to reduce glare from both natural light from the windows or the lights installed in the workplace. Different types of lighting can also make a room feel smaller or bigger so planning ahead which one to use will answer to the whatever the organization wants to achieve. Even the colour of the lights can affect people as some may easily cause head aches.
Most companies pay a lot of attention to the design of their websites marketing collateral logos and other marketing tools. And rightfully so as professionally designed marketing materials are essential for attracting new clients and growing the business. But what about your office? Todays work environment is undergoing radical change. And unless you design your office accordingly you may not be able to keep up with the evolving needs of clients or your employees. About two decades ago the Internet began transforming our work world by making access to information instantaneous and ubiquitous. Now new mobile technologies are kicking that transformation into high gear. With the emergence of smart phones tablets and powerful data-sharing platforms people can now work virtually anywhere with anyone at any time. As a result the workplace of the future will be less centralized more mobile and far more flexible than todays traditional offices.
As you ponder what your office needs to look like in a mobile technology world keep in mind that office design includes more than just the layout furniture and type of equipment used in the office. It also includes the policies that dictate how when and where your employees perform their work. While its important for everyone to be in the office on some days we believe this flexibility enables our staff to work more efficiently and contributes to their work/life balance. Our phone system is also set up to support a mobile workforce. We have an office line for clients to call in to but no landline office phones. Instead the phone line is a virtual one that automatically forwards calls directly to company mobile phones. This way we dont need to worry about setting up call forwarding when we arent in the office.
Office design ideas focus primarily on creating a functional work space and then on creating a pleasant and comfortable environment. Office spaces need to promote maximum productivity. The whole purpose of an office is to utilize it to complete work related tasks. Create a space where completing these tasks is simple and comfortable. Design the majority of your office space around functionality and then add your own personal touches and style.
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