Today, the operation of businesses evolve just as much as the way people work within those businesses. It’s safe to say that the traditional workspace can now be considered obsolete. These days the workspace is centered on creating spaces that intuitively boost connectedness, productivity and are a source of inspiration. We doubt that anyone will ever be able to fully define the “perfect workspace.” But, we’ve come pretty close on a multitude of occasions. Your perfect workspace is simply what you make of it. The key is, keeping in mind what is significant in creating a workspace that defies description, yet speaks for itself. It should be all about developing a highly functional and flexible work environment. We thought we’d share a few things that we believe are essential when it comes to enhancing your workplace.
- Collaborative Spaces
At One Workplace we specialize in creating functional, flexible, smart workspaces. A part of what makes your workspace great is recognizing that a large part of what makes it successful is the ability to construct an atmosphere that supports group work. Creativity and collaboration are the focal points of corporate management, with that we have to begin reconsidering how we view employee interaction. Individual office spaces are great, but they can form a wedge between employee connections. Offering amenities within the workplace that encourage connectedness is a huge part of designing the ideal workspace.
Shared spaces are another piece to your ideal workplace puzzle. Being tied to one space all day can do more harm than good. Having the flexibility to choose whether you want to work at your personal desk or a shared space throughout the office can easily help to foster creativity and innovation. Here at One Workplace, our employees aren’t expected to work at their desk 24/7, 365. We’ve made it flexible so that they’re able to work in shared spaces throughout the office, even providing the opportunity to work in our other locations throughout the bay area. It’s all about stepping away from the traditional idea of the office design trend. That brings us to…
- Curating An Environment That Focuses on The Experience
Eliminating the feel and concept of the common, traditional workplace is becoming more and more common. Today employees are looking to work in a space where work and play are intertwined, especially when it comes to millennials and even more so in tech based companies. Employees want a place where they can work hard, while still being able to have fun and be social within the workplace. Curating these types of experiences begins with understanding that employees individually and collectively have diverse ways of interacting with each other. While everyone may not adapt to the environment in the same way, it’s important to consider that the overall workplace experience has a large impact on productivity.
- Color and Lots of It
Inviting color schemes is a necessity. No matter the type of work, in any environment, vibrant, friendly colors help boost creativity. It’s also very important to carefully choose what colors you’re using when designing your workspace. Colors have a major effect on one’s mood. Vibrant colors such as yellow, red and orange are said to increase the flow of energy which can result in the increase of productivity. This is a great thing! However, too much blue or green is said to cause a decrease in energy which results in a lack of motivation. A good balance of these colors will help you convey the right amount of productivity, inspiration and color flow throughout the workplace.