There are many ways to attract top talent to your company, from great amenities to an attractive remuneration package and a welcoming company culture – but it’s your office design that will make or break that crucial first impression. While every office and business is unique, there are some standard office designs where you can find some inspiration to remodel your office space. Here are some insights from our team.
The Wellness Workplace
Wellness is a serious trend in office design, focusing on making the mental and physical health of employees a priority. By creating a wellness-focused office, your business is better able to keep employees happy and motivated, as well as reducing sick days. It’s important to focus your redesign on what suits your employees and your brand, but some ideas include:
- Maximizing natural light, adding plants, green walls, natural materials (stone, wood, etc.) and other nature-inspired elements. A relaxing outdoor eating or meeting space is also a great idea.
- Replacing furniture with ergonomic seating and ergonomic desks.
- Installing an onsite gym, meditation space or spa.
- Mixing social and private spaces.
The Agile-First Workplace
The agile workplace is all about the ability to adapt quickly, respond meaningfully and communicate effectively. The office space that best supports this kind of culture is one where staff have the ability to work flexibly in multiple spaces within the office as their needs dictate – a mix of collaborative furniture, hot desks and lounges with private meeting spaces and social spots. Features of these workspaces include:
- Zones for different activities
- Private spots for meetings, phone calls etc.
- The latest tech
- Social spaces to relax and perform casual meetings.
The Co-habitation Workplace
This is an extension of the collaborative or agile workplace, where barriers aren’t just brought down between employees and departments, but also between companies. Like a co-working space but formalized for growing businesses, this space allows companies to work together towards shared goals in a way that’s cost-effective and beneficial to both businesses. Some features of these workplaces include:
- Zones for collaboration within a business and shared zones for collaboration between companies
- Spaces of shared resources
- Casual and formal (private) meeting areas
- Relaxation and social spaces
- Multi-use collaborative furniture and movable architectural walls that allow spaces to become more flexible as businesses grow and change
Create a Workspace Where People Want to Be – Speak to NJ Collaborative Furniture Specialists
Want to revitalize your space with the latest contemporary office furniture and attract talented new hires? BE Furniture is a New Jersey-located company and a leader in the modern office design industry. Our dedicated, experienced team can assist you with everything from supplying collaborative furniture and architectural walls for your office space to handling all your design, fitment and furniture recycling needs. For more information on our contemporary office furniture options and services, please contact us today or visit our website at https://www.befurniture.com/