There's much to think about if you run your own business; with the work needed to be put in on daily basis to make everything a success, it can be easy to go with the daily flow and not realise the long-term effects of the environment provided by your office.

The design of your office can dictate how that work is produced; great design will make that work easier, even improve it. But the design of too many offices have grown outdated, so how can a modern office design help to drive your business on?

Why is a modern office design is important?

The modern office is constantly changing and evolving. Whether that’s brought about by the emergence of new technologies or the fast-changing trends and tastes dictated by the upcoming generation of workers, great modern office design will need to be flexible to keep with these changes.

If your office design hasn’t changed for many years, it may be time to consider an upgrade. Tastes and trends haven’t just changed, but so has technology. Flexibility allows us to reimagine our workplaces; consider swapping the age-old stationary desk for something else entirely. Most of all, flexibility allow us to shape the modern office design to how we want it to be; we no longer have to fit the way we work around the limitations of the tools or buildings at our disposal. We can create environments that suit us, our employees and the work we produce. This is why it’s important.

The benefits of an office design update

As such, here are some great benefits to upgrading your office:

  • Productivity improvement. Nobody wants to work in a dull, lifeless environment that offers little in the way of inspiration. In fact, such an environment is likely to impact the way we work, leading to a downturn in productivity, low mood and perhaps even illness as a result of stress. By creating a bright, lively environment that sums up the spirit of the company and what it is striving to achieve, this will get employees on the same page and make them feel inspired.
  • Raise employee satisfaction. One of the biggest challenges in any business striving to do well is maintaining a strong core of talented employees. Doing so will constantly help the company to drive forward. This is why it’s important to look at how the office design affects their working days; talented people want to work somewhere which provides them with an opportunity to display their talents. If they can’t do this, they’ll likely look elsewhere; perhaps even at a competitor. Creating an office that invites employees to take ownership of their working days is a good start.
  • Foster teamwork. The ability to give employees room to work as a team should be the cornerstone of any modern office design. Teamwork can help to complete tasks better and quicker, it can help to create a bond, a rapport that allows employees to enjoy their days at work, it creates a harmonious image of a happy workforce that will impress any visiting clients or potential talented employees alike. By introducing more open areas, breakout rooms, even games corners for people to unwind, this will go a long way in creating teamwork and that special bond.
  • Create recharging facilities for employees. Stress is a massive factor in any kind of work; its negative effects can sap people of the confidence and belief that usually drives them on to complete great work. Many a modern workplace are treating the spectre of stress by introducing areas within the workplace for their employees to refresh and reflect, anything to get them from the environment that is causing the stress in the first place. The aforementioned breakout and games rooms, along with quieter areas allow for this.
  • A brand to impress. As we mentioned above, the workplace can do so much to impress any clients or potential employees who may be visiting. As the ‘home’ of your business, you will need it to reflect similar feelings as what your home interiors do; what does your home say about you? Your personality? Your beliefs? First impressions always make the difference; you may have the best service in the world but if you are unable to communicate that with the impression of your office design, then it’s unlikely you’ll get an opportunity to actually prove it. Branding is a vital part of modern office design; make sure that your brand is able to say everything about you.

Upgrade your office design with Oaktree Interiors

Here at Oaktree Interiors, we hold over 30 years of experience in creating new office designs and carrying out a wide range of refurbishments, fit-outs and relocations for all kinds of businesses throughout the South East of England. The modern office design work we’ve created has given our clients the opportunity to find a work environment that suits them, helping them along on the track to success.

Regardless of the requirements of your business, we are able to undertake an office refurbishment that will help you to progress to the next level. As part of our industry-leading service, we offer a completely FREE no-obligation consultation service that looks at your requirements and office space, before incorporating it into a 2-D/3-D presentation of what your ideal office would look like. Why not get in touch with us today to learn more?

If you have any questions about our service or would like to learn more about our modern office design consultancy, then please do not hesitate to give us a call today on 0345 21 86955 or alternatively, send an e-mail to hello@oaktreeoffice.com

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