An entrepreneur knows well how to get his employees stick to the company, isn’t it? Your company’s office design plays a major role in the success of your firm.
Here are a 5 tips to design your office space.
- Light and Space
Natural light helps in boosting the positive energy of your employees, much more than the artificial fluorescent lights. It has been observed that natural light can make a huge difference in terms of productivity. This is so because, natural light doesn’t have the glare of fluorescent lights and hence, prevents issues of headaches and eye problems. Space also plays an important role when it comes to terms of productivity. This avoids employees from being claustrophobic in the long run, thus making them excited about coming to office everyday.
- Psychology of Colour
Each colour has an effect on the mind of the employees’ minds on a subconscious level, and indirectly affects the productivity of the firm. So you need to choose your colours wisely, especially when it comes to the designing of you office space.
Green is a colour that brings in more creative thoughts and is an apt colour for advertising agencies, in order to increase the creativity of the employees. Green is a colour that promotes growth and feelings of balance.
Red is an intense colour when it comes to playing mind games. It is also associated with love as well as violence and is also said to stimulate appetite. This colour can be used in restaurants, but in work areas, this colour is a big NO, as the colour itself could be very distracting in work spaces.
Blue is a calming colour and is widely accepted as the favourite colour around the world. Blue represents the sea and sky, which are soothing elements in the world. Blue is a stable colour and keeps us at peace.
Brown is associated with laziness, and hence won’t be suited for a work environment.
White is an excellent colour for office spaces, but it does not stimulate the mind and hence, distracts the minds of the employees.
- The ‘Break’ Space
Always maintain a break space in your office, where your employees can have their lunch, socialize or do any activity that boosts their creativity. This space should not be in the vicinity of the office space and should be the opposite of what the office space looks like. If the office space has a formal or semi-formal touch in its design, go for a completely casual or informal touch in the break space.
- Avoid cluttering of office materials
It is sure that some day, your client may pay a visit to your office, and hence, tidying up the work area could be hectic, if you have files or papers scattered all around the place. Moreover, maintaining a tidy desk also helps in boosting your concentration as well, when compared to untidy desks, which distract you.
- Good and comfy furniture
The furniture that you invest in for your office space plays a key role in designing the office space. ALWAYS go for good furniture. If you invest on cheaper furniture to save some money, remember that your employees are going to have a hard time adjusting to these furniture, and in the end, the productivity line of your firm is going to come down on the graph.
A good work environment is an important factor in terms of your workforce’s productivity. The design of your office makes your employees excited about being in the office.