You want your team to enjoy their workspace, and you want them to do their best work. There are many little design details that offices miss when designing their workspaces to best fit their team, so we’ve put together 5 valuable tips to design a more effective workspace.
1. Focus on Your Team
Your workspace is all about your team, so you need to innovate to the needs and have an effective workspace for your entire team, not just the way every other workspace works for other teams. This is the most important of all design tips, to think about the ways your team works and how you can design it relevant to them and their work.
Giving your team adjustable desks whether they want to stand or sit, varying lighting, and even privacy screens for when they need their privacy. As many adjustables for their individual working environments will work to their benefit and as a result your benefit as well.
2. Add Some Scent
Scents are known to be some of the most inspiring tools we can use, and it should be integrated into offices to make a more effective workspace. Lemon is known to be a widely motivating and refreshing scent, as is coconut. Be careful to note that you should be using all natural scents and no scents with harmful chemicals or possible ingredients for allergies or irritations some people in your workspace may have.
3. Don’t Forget Neatness
Being neat and organized is necessary when designing your effective workspace. Your employees don’t want to see an untidy workspace, you don’t want to have an office that is not neat, and your clients definitely don’t want to see your workspace as anything but neat.
A minimal environment will help promote great work and moods. You need your team to be focused on great work and great living, inside the office and outside. An effective workspace that is both minimal and inspiring is key to ignite those life environments.
4. Welcome Nature
Bring in the outdoors and welcome it indoors. Plants are great for boosting moods as well as adding color to your workspace. Plants are also known to fill in the void when you can’t fill the gap between drab and minimal.
5. Let Creativity Free
Creativity is what makes workspaces unique and viable. Bring in those homemade pieces of art with your team’s quote from their favorite author. Add minimal yet exciting murals to your walls to welcome guests to your exciting office. Start being creative with the extra space and create an area for privacy or fun to happen.
In addition to designing a great workplace, you need to design for your team great collaborative efforts.