You want to attract talent to your business, but where do you start? Younger employees generally want a fun work environment and need to feel their job has purpose and meaning. By throwing tradition out the window to create modern workplaces, companies can attract and retain top talent in a generation of restless, mobile workers.
Top Office Design Trends
From Monday to Friday, employees generally spend more time at work than they do at home. To keep them engaged, an efficient workspace should be designed with that fact in mind. When employees are happy to be at work, it shows in their performance. Click To Tweet
1) Go Green
Offices that incorporate nature in their design are shown to reduce stress, promote physical, mental and emotional health, boost energy and creativity, and improve employee performance and job satisfaction. Your customers will instantly notice the difference when they walk into your comfortable, lush office space. Here are some great ways for a modern green space:
- Rooftop or vertical gardens
- Natural wall of moss or succulents
- Large cacti as statement pieces
2) Natural Light
Not surprisingly, research shows that spending your days in windowless, fluorescent-lit, poorly ventilated, noisy, stressful work environments is detrimental to your health. Not only that, but it creates an unwelcoming office space that no one wants to be in. Natural light is easy on the eyes, boosts mood and can improve productivity.
- Glass panels in office walls to allow for unimpeded sunlight
- Mirrored surfaces to reflect more light
3) Emphasis on Comfort
The popularity of modern furnishings and design has confused some business owners, who equate “modern” with “cold”. Modern design is full of clean lines and little clutter, but it’s welcoming, comfortable and warm.
- Lots of natural wood grain for warmth
- Invest in high-quality task and desk chairs
- Add armchairs of various sizes so there’s something for everyone
A Welcoming Workplace
A corporate workplace that’s warm and inviting will create an environment that employees are happy to spend time in. Moving into a new office? Make it modern, comfortable and functional.
Contact Us to learn more about office design trends your employees will love, or to speak with a project manager to guide you through the process from space planning to furniture delivery.