In today’s productivity driven environment it is important that the place of work is designed keeping in mind comfort of operation and ease of functioning. However, are work place space design and ease of performing work related activities the only factors that increase your efficiency?
Clearly not! It the entire office architectural design, office interior, facilities and the ambience, that boosts employee performance and translates it into improved productivity.
Importance of a Favorable Work Environment cannot be stressed more
Office spaces need not be strictly monotonous and dull. Google has set an example for other corporate and multinational companies by setting up a quirky yet interesting and colorful 160,000 square foot office at its London headquarters. Following suit, several organizations are increasingly investing in developing high facility infrastructure in order to improve employee engagement, employee retention and to facilitate a better and a motivated work environment.
However, the importance of one factor cannot be emphasized over the other. Architects and interior designers hence work towards a common goal of developing a building that ensures a favorable work environment.
The common considerations include:
Corporate office interior design with improved heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and cooling facilities ensures that the temperature and humidity within the premises remain comfortable all round the year.
Interior designers work in sync with furniture designers and carpenters to ensure that every piece of office furniture is ergonomically designed. This enhances occupant comfort and promotes healthy working conditions.
The overall ambiance at workstations, leg space around them, and the storage facilities are also designed to suit employee requirement.
A well designed beautiful and pleasant office environment eases tension and lightens the mood of its occupants. As a result, we can see concrete, brick and glass office buildings gradually transforming into more warm and welcoming spaces.
Water fountains, plants, paintings and artifacts, splashes of color in select corners and quirky interesting designs are making their presence felt in the modern office interior design.
In addition to the above mentioned factors, effectively designing lavatories and restrooms for occupants is an overlooked but highly important aspect of office space design that contributes a lion’s share towards ensuring improved occupant comfort and a healthy work environment.
Our designers think that these are actually the most important areas of focus, as they are directly related with providing employees a better office with requisite facilities.
About Author: Nikunj Patel is a design engineer working with Hi-Tech CADD Services for the past 4 years. He loves designing specialized industrial equipments and can always be found in the lab discussing, brainstorming & tweaking designs. He has also worked on architectural projects taking interest in every aspect of design & analysis.