So down came the barriers and open plan offices were back in vogue again. People could move freely around the office, interact with others in an informal environment that through teamwork, learning and togetherness, encouraged a constant culture of improvement; not just in their abilities to do their work but also as people too.
The office fit outs of today are more than just one design, they comprise many and are planned around how the employees work, rather than how the building dictates they should work. More concentration is placed on the wellbeing of employees; comfortable breakout spaces, kitchens and even games rooms are all elements of the contemporary office. All of these are designed to allow workers to refocus the mind and/or decompress during a particularly stressful day.
Whilst the informal environment offered by a collaborative workspace is generally beneficial, there is no denying that sometimes, the quiet of the cubical environment is needed at times too, for people to plough through their work.
This is where the flexibility of modern office design comes in; people should now be able to choose how they work; whether they need to move around, chat, relax or work in solitary to minimise distractions. By encouraging this holistic way of working, it’s more likely that an employee will feel empowered and comfortable in how they go about their job, which will always play into the quality of work they produce for the business.
What’s next for office fit outs?
With the constant progression of flexible technology, it’s likely that the influence of remote working will continue to grow. This means that more offices are likely to adopt a flexible design strategy that will give their employees the freedom to choose not just how they work but where they work too.
The added benefit of bestowing a flexible design within office interiors is its nature; any future trends can easily be incorporated. With a fixed design, a complete overhaul will need to be required in order to allow for the latest innovations; driving up costs every time a change needs to be made.
If you’re thinking about improving your own office interiors, why not get in touch with the experienced team here at Oaktree Interiors to learn more?
Improve your office design with Oaktree Interiors
With over 30 years of experience in the office design industry, we have collected a wide range of skills and knowledge that allows us to offer a complete bespoke service for every client we serve. No matter the type or size of your organisation, we can guarantee the deliverance of high-quality office fit outs that will meet every requirement you have.
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