Throughout the last few years, we have seen our workplaces become more flexible in their design, thanks in no small part to the continued evolution of the technology we use to undertake our work. These changes have allowed businesses to offer their employees new ways of working, ultimately helping the operation to grow into new and existing markets. This is something that will undoubtedly continue throughout 2018 and beyond.

As the working practices of employees continue to develop, so does the need to update the look and feel of the environments they work in. This is why improving your office interiors in Reading should be the centre of your business strategy. If you can develop the right environment, you can meet the needs of a developing workforce, gleaning the benefits right off the bat, instead of having to play catch up in the future.

Three Trends To Consider In 2018 To Improve Your Office Interiors In Reading.

If you're thinking about improving your office interiors in Reading this year, here are three different trends to think about:

1. The Focus On Wellness. It can be easy for us all to be consumed by our work, so much so that it affects our physical and mental wellbeing. Working on stressful tasks and sitting in an uncomfortable seat; it's no real surprise that many people suffer from these issues, leading them to take time off (or even quit altogether) in order to recover. This is precisely why more businesses than ever are placing thought into what they can do to avoid such instances – examples include introducing comfortable and adaptable furniture, collaborative and restful breakout rooms (that offer a sanctuary away from the stressful work arena) and wellness programs to shine a light on the importance of wellness at work.

In terms of future trends, mental health at work is (and will continue to be) the main focus for workplaces throughout the next few years. This will require businesses to ensure that they are able to offer the right support to their employees – this can be something like offering meditation or counselling sessions, or simply introducing a space in their office in which people can feel comfortable and safe to talk about their struggles and worries away from the often stressful work environment.

2. Flexible Workspaces Will Be The Mainstream. The days when we would work at the same desk every day are seemingly over; flexible technology gives employees the ability to work in different environments – which gives businesses great scope when it comes to thinking about improving their office interiors in Reading. A uniform office building can now be zoned, shaped to perform different functions; there can now be a mix of quiet areas, comfortable collaborative areas and breakout rooms on the same floor. This helps any business to firstly, create a design that will be unique to them and their workforce and secondly, to think about how they're using their current building and whether the lease truly does offer value for money and/or gives opportunity for expansion.

3. The Emergence Of AI. The concept of Artificial Intelligence is nothing new – it has been classically portrayed in science-fiction and developed in the real world for many years now. 2018 finds us stood in the vanguard of the technology truly having an everyday impact on our lives. Take mobile phones for example – we can literally use AI to help us make calls, ask for information or even to complete tasks. Other home AI devices can even perform home management tasks; controlling utilities, turning off lights, putting the kettle on etc. In the workplace, the introduction of AI will see many tasks being automated, with employees freed up to concentrate on more knowledge-based tasks. So with this move into a more automated world, owners of office interiors in Reading will need to think about how they can incorporate such technology in the future.

People-Driven Office Design From Oaktree Interiors.

People and future-driven office design is very much at the heart of the workplaces we create here at Oaktree Interiors. Having been operating within the industry for over 30 years now, we have successfully measured change and developed our services with it. As a result, we can create bespoke workplaces that are equally designed to benefit the people who operate within them, the technology they use and ultimately, the business as a whole.

Every single office fit out, refurbishment or relocation that we undertake here at Oaktree is done so to a set timescale and design plan that has been fully agreed with our client. No part of our work is undertaken withouttheir input and agreement. Having a proven track record in helping many different types of businesses, we are confident in saying that we will be able to help you to create an office design that will be beneficial to your business now and well into the future.

If you would like to know more about how we're able to create the perfect office interiors in Reading for your company, please do not hesitate to get in contact with our expert office team today. Give us a call on 0345 21 86955 or send an e-mail to us at

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