20 Feb 3 Ways Corporate Interior Design Can Increase Productivity
If you’re in the process of designing an initial space or renovating an existing one, you’re going to want an experienced design team. They’ll be able to anticipate your needs and find ways to get everything you want out of the space available.
Most Americans spend a large chunk of their time at work. The better-suited the office environment is to your employees’ needs, the more effective your long-term productivity results will be. The research shows that your people will be able to work smarter, waste time less, and really reach their potential.
Having a happy and productive workforce will affect your bottom line, but that isn’t all. Think about your competition. When it comes to staffing, remember how much time and money it takes to train even lower level employees to be functioning team members. It can be a lot.
Ensuring that your place is as work-friendly as possible will free your employees of constraints and allow them to get the job done.
So keep these concepts in mind, and please reach out with any questions you might have.
1. Focus on maximizing natural light.
When it comes to work, the type of light available can have a dramatic impact on your staff. Natural light allows all of the spectrum to enter the human eye, and this has a profound psychological effect over time.
Many corporate office buildings have limited access to natural light. The size and shape of these buildings can impede quite a bit. As such, there are several design elements that can assist here.
You could opt for a more open office plan that would allow you to maximize the amount of natural light that’s retained.
But what about when there just isn’t a feasible solution? Well, we have many options in terms of appropriate fixtures that can help to simulate this in some areas. It isn’t by any means a replacement, but it can help if the position of your location doesn’t allow much natural lighting to work with.
2. Consider plants and artwork.
Studies have repeatedly shown that adding live plants to an office setting improves quality of work life for employees. They facilitate an environment where people are tranquil, relaxed, and better-able to focus on their work.
This doesn’t have to be something crazy, but finding unique ways to bring plants into your space is one of our specialties. We can help you pick out the types of plants that will be easier to maintain and ensure that they’re placed in the most ideal places where they’ll do the most good.
But plants aren’t the only aesthetic piece that can dramatically improve productivity. Artwork, be it paintings, sculptures, or anything else of the sort, has a subliminal effect on those who interact with it every day. It helps to break up the monotony of the day, and can be a welcome relief from constant screens and phone calls.
You want everything to tie together, which is why full service interior design firms like IMA Corporate Interiors are the perfect choice for getting your space designed right from day one.
3. Make sure that your office serves the function it needs to.
This might sound obvious, but so many people start planning their new interior by what they like — which is a great place to start, but usually isn’t the best way to complete your project.
There are so many components to this process that you want an experienced designer to really sink their teeth into. We can take your wants and desires and find a way to incorporate them into the overall.
It’s just important to consider that your employees’ comfort needs to be prioritized above aesthetics. This isn’t to say that you should ignore aesthetics completely, but rather to say that the appearance of your space shouldn’t come at the expense of comfort.
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