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Why You REALLY Need to Re-Design the Office in 2019
The work environment is critical in attracting the calibre of staff a business needs in order to continue to grow. And that means paying attention to the physical work environment. What does the interior of your workplace say to potential candidates?
Send the right message – 9 reasons to re-design your workplace
1. The importance of workplace design
HOW your employees and clients see your business starts with their impression of your workplace premises. The question is, in the current economic climate, can you afford not to invest in workplace design?
2. Links to improved productivity
A pleasant work environment contributes to employee happiness and productivity, but so too does having office and workplace furniture that supports them in doing their tasks and assignments.
3. Growing your business and team
As your business grows or diversifies, you will need more space for your staff to be able to do their job, especially if this means expanding your staff team. Under the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992, office workers need a minimum of 3.7m² or 40 feet to do their job in comfort and so packing more people into the same space is simply not an option. But clearly, with workplace design, making the most of the space you have is critical.
4. The way we work is changing
Are you a sector-leading company offering flexible working? If so, the use of designated workspaces could be a thing of the past with hot desking the way forward. Commercial furniture solutions, from desks to storage will also change to accommodate this new, flexible approach.
5. Build on company culture
You promise so much but is the culture of your company supported by your surroundings? If you say you are a forward-thinking trailblazing company, doors missing from cupboards or mismatched furniture may not be singing the same tune.
6. People are changing
What the latest generation of workers is expecting from the workplace is very different from what past generations expected. In fact, expectations are that a business will take pride in its physical appearance and its overall impression of staff and customers alike.
7. Work is more social
The 9 to 5 is becoming unfashionable. The ‘come to work, head down, get on with it’ is not the common trend nowadays. We spend so much time at work and with colleagues, why shouldn’t we have a more social workspace? Hence, companies are investing in workplace design that isn’t just desks and cubicles, but social seating areas and so on.
8. Enhanced sustainability
No business can afford to ignore sustainability and the environment. Making changes in workplace design that includes improving efficiency in energy use and more is a giant leap in the right direction.
9. Improve employee wellbeing
The mental and physical health of your employees has never been more pertinent that NOW. Changing the workplace design can have a huge positive impact on the well-being of employees. From comfortable workspaces to more air purifying plants, small changes can have a big impact.
Will 2019 be the year you invest in a workplace re-design?