Efficient office design is one of the critical components to running a successful, happy and productive office. As new techniques and features are proven to encourage your workforce, Office Refurbishment in London has never been more essential to ensure that your business really makes the most out of the talented people at its disposal.

The Business Case For New Office Design

The design of an office is integral to its productivity, so it is somewhat surprising how businesses could go on for so long with the idea of the morbid office environment. A kind of 'one office fits all' attitude was almost uniformly adopted in the late 80's and 90's, with little regard about the specifics of the work which goes on in the office or the needs of the employees.

Smarter companies like Google and Facebook are utilising office designs which make the most of their workforce which encourage meetings between specialists who, previously, might only contact each other through long, stilted official channels.

A personalised and intelligent office should include:

  • Effective Lighting Solutions – The 24 hour light cycle to which are bodies are accustomed should be reflected in the office environment. Fluorescent lighting, which keeps a room illuminated to the same degree at all hours of the day, can throw off a body's circadian rhythms. Uniform lighting makes workers feel confused and, to a degree, inhuman.

    Instead, office spaces should make the most out of natural light and bright colour palettes, which keep the body grounded and the mind active. If your office has absolutely no natural light source then you can substitute with well-designed, automated light sources, which change depending on the time of day.
  • Encouragement Of Activity In Your Workforce – It has been proven, and well-documented by people made to sit for extended periods of time, that staying seated for more than an hour cultivates both physical and mental exhaustion, and almost laziness.

    By designing your office so that your workers are not chained to one spot for most of the day, you can enjoy a massively increased productivity and encourage a healthier lifestyle amongst you employees.

    If you integrate exercise into your worker's day, or even give them a little longer to enjoy physical activities like table tennis which can be easily incorporated into recreational areas, you can make your office's atmosphere much friendlier, much less constricted and make your workforce healthier.
  • Encouragement Of Worker Personalisation – Ensuring that every member of your workplace feels as though they can control their own immediate environment, or at least have a say in how their environment should be, can massively improve worker positivity.

    Personal storage, which can be customised, alterable light levels and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning) control ensures that each worker or, at the very least, each small group of workers can adapt their environment to suit their needs and preferences.

    Ensuring that your workspace has a variety of differences, from desks and private rooms, along with communal or meeting rooms, can encourage a radical change depending on the employee's surroundings.

Giving your employees the freedom to choose their own work style, their own workplace and their own environment can make them feel more in control of themselves and, as a result, they are more likely to work harder, more efficiently and stop themselves from growing bored at the office.

Office Refurbishment In London, From Oaktree Interiors

Office design has never been more integral to ensuring a high productivity and positive atmosphere in your office. At Oaktree Interiors, we specialise in working with you and your employees to design and build the perfect office refurbishment in London. We ensure that all of your business' needs are met, and help to promote a cheaper, healthier workplace for offices from a variety of sectors, including travel, governmental and economic.

For more information office refurbishment in London or around the UK, contact us today by visiting our website, calling our helpful support team on 0845 474 3556 or emailing us at hello@oaktreeoffice.com

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