An office makeover is perhaps in order if you want to improve your employees’
efficiency and productivity across the board.
In today’s article, I will go over some factors of great office design by discussing some
of the most well-known companies all over the world so we can pick apart what works
for them so that, in turn, you can apply it to your own office as well.
So, without further ado, let’s get started.
Create ‘Purposeful’ Spaces
Adobe is a great creative company, but with the advent of technology, most people
opted to work from home. Although it did wonders for their productivity, their office was
once touted as ‘just another workspace’ and people really do not want to go there
unless they have to.
So, what the company did was to create a survey about what employees want for an
improved office workspace. It turns out that they want the office space to have
meaningful and purposeful spaces.
What this means is to basically utilize every space of the office for a variety of things.
This includes having a dedicated meeting area, an area where creativity happens, and
an area where the employees can relax.
A Quiet Place
Yodle was once a humble startup that has since grown considerably. Now, they have
more than 1,100 employees that all work together for the company’s benefit.
Now, they work on different projects round the clock and there are high-priority subjects
that would need careful and deliberate consideration.
For these projects, it is best that you create a quiet place where the employees can
work unhindered. This place should be free of distractions and the only things that
should be present are those that can help get the job done.
It is the employer’s job to ensure that work flexibility is always present. By this, the
worker has to have the freedom to work wherever they like. Although working from
home is definitely an option, making decisions to improve work efficiency in the office is
so much better.
Get Employee Feedback
What can you glean from the two companies I’ve mentioned above? Well, both of them
ensured that their employees have a say with regard to the company’s decision to
improve the workplace.
Look, people have things to say and their opinion can matter. Just provide an avenue
for them to speak up and voice their concerns and you can get some meaningful
feedback from the activity.
It is also crucial that you want to make your employees happy because if that is not
going to happen, your employees could potentially jump ship.
Doing a huge office renovation can easily make you spend hundreds and thousands of
dollars, not to mention the incredible amount of time that needs to be given toward
planning and execution.
But, despite the costs, improving the workplace will ensure productivity and efficiency
across the board, not to mention that your employees are going to love you for that.