The office environment that people live in and work in, dictates your culture and how people make decisions. – Keith Rabois
We spend 8 to 9 hours of our day at office, working throughout the day under huge pressure. If our office is not decorated and the environment is not fit for work, our performance level will drop automatically. Moreover, working in an unhealthy environment takes a toll on our health. Office cubicles make a huge difference in the office work environment.
Employers should understand that if they expect good work from their employees, they should see what are the requirements of employees. All the top notch brands and companies take special care to design their offices according to their work culture.
It’s true that designing an office is a money consuming business, but here are 10 different ideas that you can implement in your office to design a cool office within budget.
1. Hide all the wires
Wires make things look messy. Moreover, showing the wires is not at all trendy. It’s better to hide the wires and let things look more classy and decorative. Concealing wiring makes the office look more neat and clean. Furthermore, there is no risk of toppling down with a wire on your legs.
2. Let some outside environment in
Working throughout the day in a closed office is so boring and traumatic. So to keep the office environment healthy it’s necessary to let some outside atmosphere in. Let the sun enter your office environment, if not everywhere at least somewhere.
3. Prepare a multipurpose workplace
A multipurpose workspace is a all in one space. It can be used for multimedia presentation, casual break times, working alone and for everything else. This kind of an area in office is very effective and fruitful to give a better performance level.
Moreover, it allows you some space where you can go creative and let your thoughts produce something new and productive for your company.
4. Relaxing lounge area
While working the whole day, everybody needs to relax. A bit of relaxation is necessary for everyone to refresh the mind and start working with a renewed energy.
5. Add some colors
Colors have therapeutic value. They not only bring a change in our working place, but also rejuvenate and energize our mind. Some areas in a working place can be colored with vibrant colors, while others can be painted light. This will bring in renewed energy in the office.
6. Decorate the conference room
A conference room is an area, where the employees gather for some important business meetings. This room should be designed with special importance because sometimes clients and other business associates gather here. This place should be designed in such a way that it depicts your company’s culture and working environment.
7. Bring in different textures
Textures are very important because if your office is designed just with a single texture and form, it will look very boring. Therefore, it’s better to add different textures at different places in the office. Know your office, follow its culture, and design accordingly.
8. Do not use permanent layouts
Permanent layouts can be boring, just get rid of them. Do some mix and match, play with different layouts, use modular component and so on. The idea is: just do not keep it boring, keep it ever joyous and happy. This will boost your employees working capability.
9. Add some greens
Adding some greens is a very good decision in office decoration. The most important thing is that the color green is good for the eyes and it stops you from getting tired or lethargic. Secondly, if plants are introduced within the office, the office environment will feel more fresh and refreshing.
10. Keep the temperature steady
The temperature in the office should always be maintained in a steady grade. If the temperature is too hot or too cold, it might influence the work environment. The employees may remain disturbed and they might work unwillingly or may even get sick.
Therefore, it is always necessary to see that the temperature is always kept at a moderate level so that no one gets disturbed.
These are the 10 different ways through which an office environment can be made more appealing but the cost won’t bother much.