Right now, many of us are still working at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Many offices in Northern Virginia are undergoing remodeling projects to enhance their safe and sanitary environments at this time. While keeping these things in mind, now is the perfect time to also think about productivity, as many of us will hopefully be going back to the office in the not-so-distant future.
When you spend so much of your life at work, it makes sense that your workplace affects your health and productivity. Environment can make a big impact when it comes to comfort, happiness, and motivation. If you want to provide your employees with the best possible workspace, consider these design tips:
Of course, there is no single solution to suit every office space. So, when it comes to design, it’s always best to put your people first instead of blindly following trends. Using space effectively can greatly contribute to employee satisfaction and productivity. Provide collaborative spaces as well as private rooms, and allow for employees to move around so they don’t feel tied to their desks. Weigh the pros and cons of different office layouts, as well. There’s a lot of buzz about open office floor plans right now, but before you jump on board, make sure that the layout you choose provides balance for your staff.
Sure, you’ve provided your employees with a place to work, but have you provided them with a place to relax as well? People need regular breaks in order to perform at their best, so providing an accessible space for them to do so benefits everyone. Stress accumulates over time, so even small breaks to relieve eye strain or back tension can do a world of good for your staff, and enable them to work more efficiently.
Different employees have different needs. Can your workspace accommodate everyone? Consider people across a number of demographics: introverted and extroverted; multigenerational; soloists and collaborators; and more. When you view every employee as an individual and consider how they will work best, you can design a space that works for everyone you hire, and that will result in a boost in productivity.
People work best in a space that works for them. Are you ready to put your employees first in your office design? Clay Construction is a Class A General Contractor that operates in the Northern Virginia Metropolitan area. We provide a variety of commercial construction services, including office build-outs, commercial remodeling, new construction, pre-construction, and property management. We care about how quickly we can get your business up and running, within budget, while delivering a great experience start to finish. For a free walk-through consultation, contact us today!