There have been very few great office designs in the past, the constant need for office refurbishment in Reading and across the country stands testament to that because fantastic office design needs to be timeless. Inefficient office designs result in necessary future refurbishments, which cost your business money and time and can interfere with a stable level of productivity.
Whilst it is easy to fall into line with the office design trends of other businesses, one of the features of a timeless interior design is that it matches, and will continue to match, your brand's unique identity and your workforce's personality. Timeless office design needs to be long-lasting, future-proof and elegant, which isn't to say that the bare bones of the 'classic' design are completely boring!
One of the main features of a timeless design is simply the fact that it will remain fashionable in 15-20 years. Whilst creating an office environment that you approve of, it is more important to listen to your workforce to ensure that their needs are met and that they will not be hampered by inefficient design in the years to come.
Often the main reason for a new office refurbishment is to keep up with the advancements in relevant technology which could benefit the company. There is no real way to establish a firm IT system which last for years, but by 'future-proofing' your office itself you can ensure that keeping your technology up to date won't be the huge money-sink it might otherwise have been.
Ensuring that your workplace meets the requirements of a truly mobile workforce, by littering the walls with power outlets, and supplying USB and docking stations as well as traditional plug sockets, you can further encourage the 'work anywhere' ethic which a younger workforce greatly appreciate.
Also, as increasing numbers of younger and more 'tech-savvy' people enter the workplace, they are likely to bring with them personal laptops or tablets. What does that mean for you? Well, think of how much cheaper and easier it could be if your company didn't have to supply every worker with all the equipment they needed.
By having less desktop/traditional computing stations, and instead littering the major part of your office with power outlets, your workforce can use their own technology whilst at work; saving you money and encouraging the casual sense of familiarity which has been proven to increase productivity.
Whilst working on your office's design, you should always keep your company and your workforce in mind; ask yourself questions like:
At Oaktree Interiors, we have been offering professional and respected office refurbishment in Reading and around the country for more than 30 years, and we have picked up a lot of knowledge along the way; we know what works for an office and what doesn't and we are amongst the best in the world when it comes to designing an innovative working space.
For more information on our office refurbishments in Reading and around the UK, or to learn how our incredible services could reinvigorate your lacklustre office environment, call us on 0845 474 3556 or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.