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Make your Workspace Efficient through Interior Design

Many of us don’t realize it but our office layouts and interiors affect how we work. The right kind of design can boost the mood of employees as well as encourage productivity. Through the correct design you can promote a healthy work culture, keep your employees happy and impress clients. By designs, we don’t just mean ergonomics; while it is important to provide comfortable desks and chairs, it is not enough to make your employees feel relaxed, or more productive. A large scale study by Leesman across 67 countries showed that 57% of employees agree that their workplace affects their motivation and productivity. Which makes sense, considering the average employee spends more time at work than they do at home. In today’s competitive business environment, corporations can no longer afford to waste the potential of their workforce. Alisha Merchant, Tian Yi Design Solutions, shares a few techniques she uses to get the most out of any business space across every industry.

Showcase your brand values

Let’s not forget that first impressions are lasting. An impressive office could imply success, a contemporary space could showcase industry relevance and an out-of-the-box design could put your company’s creativity front and centre. Just like a logo, your office is how the outside world views your brand. Your organization, the work you do and what you stand for should be illustrated in your workspace. Remember this is a reflection of your company culture and a chance to welcome employees and clients alike.

Put your brightest foot forward

It’s no secret that natural light is a natural mood elevator. Aside from the health benefits, it helps keep employees alert as well as electricity usage low. It can be easily and aesthetically incorporated into your design with the use of reflective surfaces, glass partitions, skylights, windows and open layouts. Consider the natural flow of light through the day and build your layout around that. While natural light should be maximized we also encourage the use of warm toned, artificial light in your space, based on how much brightness you need. Use artificial lights to supplement natural light for a combined result that suits your needs most.

Flexible and Multifunctional

A trendy way of taking out the static element from your office interior is to incorporate more flexible designs. This can be achieved by designing spaces to be multifunctioning. Sliding doors, stacking walls, and moveable partitions are just some of the ways you can make your workspace more efficient. By maximizing on limited resources such as space you also manage to get the most use out of each area, increasing overall productivity. Your employees should feel engaged and encouraged to collaborate with their peers, yet find areas for quiet execution. The more multifunctional a single space, the more frequently it will be used. The same holds true for the furniture you use.

Color scheme and comfort

A busy wall or painting could mean a day’s worth of distraction for some employees. That is why it is so important to choose colors that inspire, energize and trigger the right emotions in office staff. Color therapy can be an invaluable tool when applied correctly to the right space. But the right color is of no benefit if your employees are uncomfortable in their space. Providing the right desk, chair and furniture can keep your employees alert. But more importantly keep them fit and relaxed.

Nurture a healthy work environment that encourages your employees to connect, collaborate and concentrate.