- Stay Flexible for Technological ChangeThe accelerating pace of change in technology is changing how, when and where we work. Interior solutions must be agile and ready to host technology that has not yet been developed.
- Win the War for TalentThere is a growing need to recruit and retain knowledge workers. With four generations in the workforce, there is a dramatic shift in how we intentionally design and furnish interiors to impact employee satisfaction.
- Encourage InnovationBusiness-critical innovation depends on employee engagement, yet 70% of employees say they are not fully engaged. Creating engaging spaces helps increase innovation and creativity.
- Accommodate Distributed WorkTechnology has created a mobile workforce that is always on, resulting in opportunities to rethink how to utilize your space. Reallocation of space can result in new strategies for collaboration and distributed work.
- Communicate Your Social ResponsibilitySocial values matter and they are particularly important to Gen Y. Studies show 86% of young adults would consider leaving their employer if they feel their values don’t align. Space is an opportunity to make your values visible to both your employees and clients.
CONNECT TO NATURE
Studies show that adding biophilic design, such as wood, into your space boosts a sense of connection to the great outdoors.
Choosing the right chair for your desk is critical for your overall health. Look for a chair with adjustable height and back, as well as good lumbar support.
Arranging furniture in a U-shape is helpful for encouraging discussion, spontaneous meetings or a moment to recollect thoughts and relax in between meetings.
SELECT YOUR SPACE
Offices with smaller touch-base spaces often have an array of options for places to bring your laptop to. A café allows for a flex space with technology, space for collaboration, and a fresh, stimulating environment.
Different projects require multiple working styles. Support employee’s needs throughout the work week by designing spaces that allow for the ultimate team cooperation.
A SIGHT TO SEE
45% of global office workers want more views of nature or greenery in the office.
FLEXIBITLTY IN WORKPLACE
45% of Millennials will choose workplace flexibility over increased pay.
COLOR FOR INCREASED LIVELINESS
Strategic usage of color promotes creativity and emotion throughout the workplace.
RECIPROCITY AND RECHARGING
Employees are likely to use informal collaboration spaces if it there is a place for them to sit and plug in a smartphone or laptop.
Color in the workplace is among the top five wanted features from employees.
BENEFITS OF HEIGHT-ADJUSTABLE WORKSTATION
Height-adjustable workstations can act like a "touchdown" station, allowing employees who are constantly between meetings a place to check their email quickly, or do other fast tasks, without even sitting down, and heading to the next meeting.
FOSTER CREATIVITY AND FOCUS
When working in a stimulating environment, employees will stay focused and creative. This will also ensure employees will not become bored or passive.
Not only does incorporating plants into your space add to aesthetics, but studies show exposure to plants can improve employee mood and general well-being.
86% of the most highly engaged workers report they can choose where they wish to work within the office according to the task at hand.
AMPLIFY MINDFULNESS WITH TEXTURE
Texture brings sensory change and variability to spaces. Studies show a lack of visual stimulation decreases humans’ ability to stay alert.
COLORS THAT EXCITE
Studies show bright colors (reds, blues and greens) can have significant positive impacts on moods, focus and creativity.
Bringing panels down creates the “library effect.” Employees become more aware of people around them and naturally work more quietly.