It wasn’t that long ago when the relationship between technology and office design was focused on making a big enough hole in a desk or partition for all those cables. These days, the relationship has evolved into something far more complex, exciting and interesting. Here are some insights from our specialists on contemporary office interiors.
It’s Not Just About Enough Space and the Right Tech
Office design used to be about ensuring that you had enough space in the right area and then filling it with sufficient computers and office equipment for the staff you had – think the famous workspace of The Office. These days, companies have realized that office design plays a pivotal role in the success of a business, and that technology needs to be an integrated part of that design, not just a tool for day-to-day business.
The right office design promotes the mental, physical and social wellness of employees – not only to their benefit, but with a meaningful impact on your bottom line. Achieving this means approaching every aspect of the design – from furnishings and lighting to technology – creatively and with company goals in mind.
Technology should be implemented in a way that is fully integrated with your design and how your business operates. It should focus on rapid, nimble communication that supplements agile decision-making but is also secure. Employees are increasingly working not just at the office and at home, but in coffee shops and on-the go – making accessibility key to a functional and flexible office space. This isn’t just being demanded by companies as they push employees to work harder wherever they are, it’s also being pushed by a younger workforce that prioritizes flexibility over traditional office design. This makes tech-integration a priority for businesses who want to attract and retain top talent.
Impact of Tech on the Traditional Office Functions
Contemporary office design is not just about revolutionizing traditional offices into collaborative, activity-based workspaces, it’s about changing traditional office functions too. Take conference rooms, for examples – a traditional workplace staple that is necessary even in this time of flexibility and open plan design. Technology has had a huge impact here, through table top tablets, keyboard integrated chairs, multi-touch tables and even furniture that charges tech devices. The ability to meet and present ideas has been transformed by technologies like Skype, and conference rooms have become meeting places for employees not bound by location to communicate instantly, in person and at a high quality.
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