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Designing a Work Place – the Resilient Workplace Theory
Designing a workspace takes thought and the resilient workplace theory is one that could see you design and furnish a workspace where productivity is always high and people always happy.
What is a resilient workplace?
It is a workplace ecosystem that is designed in such a way that it adapts and changes over time. It encourages collaboration among colleagues as well as promoting individual workspace.
The aim is to create a space that is an engaging and effective workspace, and on that adapts as your business changes too.
And our commercial office furniture is part of this process.
When designing a resilient workspace, there are two design principles;
- Design for wellbeing – when staff are both comfortable and happy, engagement and satisfaction soars
- Interconnected space – it suggests that by creating spaces with a different purpose, colleagues have a range of work options
Design for well-being
Ergonomics is the science of designing a workspace that supports people to perform work tasks without injury or impact on their health.
From an ergonomic chair that offers superior support to specific desk height and so on, the comfort and well-being of staff should be at the forefront of any office or commercial workspace design.
Physical, cognitive and emotional are the three key elements of designing for well-being. If people are physically comfortable in a workspace, if the environment helps them to be creative and productive, and if the third element of emotion is included too – spaces to relax and converse with colleagues and so on – then the workspace will more than fill their needs.
This is about using the property itself and what it has to offer to the best of its ability.
For some clients, we help them furnish made-to-measure, purpose-built units where the immediate surroundings have been designed to support specific activities of the business.
But many of our clients base their business in premises that were built for other uses. For example, businesses now working from converted floors and spaces in industrial units and factories or working from smaller premises above a retail unit on a high street, once a home to the shopkeeper and their family.
But it doesn’t mean renovations or knocking walls downs. Interconnecting spaces means using what is there and in a way that supports your business. So, the ‘nook’ that is wasted space becomes a small meeting room, complete with opaque glass walls and comfy seating.
Can we help your design a resilient workspace?
The commercial furniture design team bring their designing skills to your project and, with more than a smattering of experience, they understand how to design commercial spaces that evolve with your business.