There can't be any denying that the environment of the workplace has a huge bearing on how people are able to work.If the office design doesn't lend itself to comfort and functionality, then employees will find their working experience uncomfortable, unhelpful and distracting. These are feelings that will ultimately lead to low productivity, unhappiness and a low-quality product. So getting the design of the workplace interiors right is vital.

Here at Oaktree Interiors, we created a wide array of working environments during the last three decades; developing an experience and skill set that sets us apart from similar services. Drawing on our experiences, we have compiled some tips on achieving the ideal office interiors – so do read on!

  • Create an agile working environment. An agile workspace will provide employees with the flexibility to work in an environment that suits them at a particular time. If they need to collaborate with others, they can choose the open office, if they need the quiet to concentrate, they have private cellular offices to do so. There is no end of possibilities of what can be achieved with an agile office design – that's the point!
  • Introduce modern workstation set-ups. With the addition of new workstations, the up-to-date technology and furniture that will be included will ensure that employees are able to do their jobs properly, to a high standard.
  • Create connections. With the addition of a 'central hub', such as tea points or kitchens, employees will be able to connect and interact in a more comfortable environment away from the often-stressful working arena. More exposure to collaboration and rapport with their fellows can only help to boost their in-work happiness and open them up to ideas that would push them to new levels within their work
  • Improve lighting. Too many offices are utilising lighting set-ups that not only cost more to operate but also affect the wellbeing of everyone inside the building too. Having a customised level of lighting (achievable with LEDs and by opening up window displays to increase natural light) can improve a person's wellbeing and mood, as well as increase their productivity.
  • Promote business branding. Undertaking a new office design will allow the business to choose the ideal colour palette that represents their brand. This will create a custom office design that will doubtless impress visiting clients, as well as encourage employees to press ahead and achieve the objectives set out by the company.
  • Improve the layout. Creating a new office fit out is the perfect opportunity to reimagine how the interiors are laid out. Too many workplaces don't use their space effectively; either their offices are too big, leaving large swathes of (paid for) spaces unused, or they are too cramped, creating discomfort for employees and affecting general operations.
  • Remove clutter. With a new office design creating a new layout, it will give a business the opportunity to review how they manage their clutter. By introducing new storage compartments and recycling points, the working areas can be kept clean and organised without causing any work-affecting distractions.
  • Connect with nature. It isn't just exposure to natural light that can help boost wellbeing and productivity; creating 'displays of nature' with the usage of greenery will help people to connect with their environment more, as we all have an instinctive need to connect with nature.

So those were our 10 tips on how you can achieve the ideal office design. Interested in learning more? Then you've found the right place...

Improve your office fit out with us

If you're looking to improve your own office interiors; whether you want to change the existing layout, need to expand, downsize or are wanting to shape your office into a more bespoke design, the dedicated office fit out team here at Oaktree Interiors are on hand to help.

As part of our leading office design service, we offer an absolutely FREE, no obligation consultancy that takes the aspects you would like to introduce to your workplace and the layout of your building, before creating 2-D and 3-D designs based on all the information we collect. This will give you a better insight into how your ideal office interiors will look before you even spend anything on the project.

Sound good? Then feel free to give our expert office designers a call today on 0345 21 86955 or send an e-mail to hello@oaktreeoffice.com and we'll be in touch.

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