Your employees are the heart and soul of your company. Making sure they are comfortable, productive, and able to work efficiently should be a top priority for business owners. Here are a few things that research shows office workers want from their work environments:
Natural Elements for Office Design
Many office workers spend the vast majority of their days in-doors and in traffic. A study by Human Spaces showed that office workers want natural light, live indoor plants, quiet work spaces, bright and/or natural colors, and a view of the sea.
While many business owners won’t be able to offer employees a view of the sea, bringing in some of the other natural elements doesn’t necessarily equal an office fit out. Remember that colors and an indoor environment can affect everything from an employee’s mood to their productivity levels, so meeting their needs of being closer to nature and working in a peaceful environment benefits everyone.
Incorporating Music into Your Office
Sounds are another thing that employees crave at work. According to a study by Musicae Scientiae, music improves moods and decreases the negative effects of stress in the workplace.
A Space That Is Designed for Them
Your workplace is for your workers, right? Keep the type of work in mind when designing your office. Make sure there are collaborative spaces as well as private spaces where serious and intense work can be done.
Glass Partition Wall
A glass partition wall system can create a sense of privacy without closing off certain sections of the office space to others. Whether you need a more private boardroom, breakaway area or extra space for your workers, a glass partition wall from BE Furniture will do the trick.
Color is one of the easiest, most affordable and most cost-effective ways to revitalize your workspace, influence productivity and even energize your employees. Here are some of this year’s trending colors to help inspire your remodel.
Natural greens: Think of how springtime makes you feel – a new start, freshness, life and vitality – and you can see how natural greens can do the same to your workplace. Lighter shades inspire fresh thinking and vibrant energy, while calmer shades inspire tranquility, wellness and reduced anxiety.
Azure and royal blue: These bright, rich blues inspire communication and productivity, pairing well with other colors and themes. Use it in darker shades as a calming accent color or in lighter shades for a more relaxing look. Its popularity means that it will suit everyone’s taste.
Earthy browns: Avoid drab browns and anonymous creams and choose browns that are rich, warm and earthy. Although it’s a neutral tone, it adds a welcoming atmosphere to a space, making it feel cozy and in-touch with nature. Use different tones and natural wood textures or contrast with a bold accent color to bring it to life.
Retro purple, pastel and gold: Ideal for adding a characterful touch to your office, these colors are ideal for statement accents. Think about a retro candy stripe effect, a couch in luxurious velvet or a vibrant rug in your waiting area. This shouldn’t be an all-over look, as it’s best to use it as a creative touch to catch the eye, add warmth and playfulness.
Black and white: A classic that never really goes away, black and white can be used to set off any color scheme or on their own as a bold touch. It’s a versatile combination that suits any theme, allowing you to create spaces that are retro, sleek, dominating, professional and bold.
Reimagine Your Workspace with Color, Light and Glass Partition Wall Systems
BE Furniture is a New Jersey-located company that strives to meet all your contemporary office furniture and office design needs. Our team is full of contemporary office furniture ideas and we can assist you with everything from glass partition walls, furniture selection, architectural walls and contemporary office interiors to remodeling and furniture recycling. For more information on the latest contemporary office interiors, please contact us today or visit our website at https://www.befurniture.com/
Companies make the choice to go Green and reduce their environmental impact for a number of reasons, from their corporate vision and philosophy to cost-savings. But there’s one more important reason that is often overlooked –greener workplaces can boost employee productivity. In fact, studies have shown that employees working in green-certified offices boast a 26% boost in cognition, and 30% fewer sickness related absences, and improved sleep quality.
The right way to reduce your company’s environmental impact
As with anything, there is a right and a wrong way of going green. For example, if your company wants to improve its energy usage, the answer is not to turn down heating and cooling – this will likely result in unproductive and unhappy employees. The trick is to hit the sweet spot, ecologically-speaking, and this results in a positive change in your company’s direction and in employee happiness. Here’s how.
Air quality: Poor air quality is bad for the environment and worse for your employees – not only can it make people feel sluggish and unable to concentrate, it can also trigger respiratory problems like allergies and asthma, which can directly impact on productivity. Focusing on creating well-ventilated offices that deliver fresh, clean air from an energy-efficient system reduces energy expenditure and has been shown to boost cognitive performance, as well as reduce sick days.
Natural light: Flickering artificial light, lack of daylight and excessive lighting have a negative impact on cognitive performance and can result in depression, eye strain, headaches and high electricity bills. Emphasizing natural light, for example, incorporating glass partition walls into your office, improves views and access to daylight, which has been shown to decrease electricity bills and increase productivity by over 5%.
Bring in the outdoors: Nature itself has an uplifting and positive affect on your mindset as well as improving air quality. Open garden spaces for meetings and breaks, indoor wall gardens, and potted plants are the ideal way to incorporate this concept into your office.
Bring in the light with a high-quality glass partition wall system
BE Furniture is a full-service contemporary office furniture supplier, office design and fitment specialist dedicated to delivering a dynamic office space that suits your unique needs. In addition to designing and installing our architectural glass walls for offices, we also offer a wide range of office furniture solutions, from reception desks to ergonomic chairs and value-added environmentally-sensitive products that offer cost-effective and creative solutions.
For more information on our glass partition wall systems and services, please contact us today or visit our website at https://www.befurniture.com/