The Importance of Office Design
April 06, 2018
"In 2014, Teknion and Pearson Lloyd began to explore design concepts that would reflect the social and technological changes driving new behaviors at work. This Creative Collaboration™ resulted in a poetic expression of a humanistic work culture, which has evolved into a robust solution for workplace design."
Look around your office. Does is capture who you are as a company? Here are 3 ways to improve your company culture through better design. 1. Collaboration - a crucial component for a strong culture; Teknion architectural walls and common work areas like cafes and community work tables are examples of workplace design that will create shared experiences and healthy work ethnic. Also, grouping departments alike creates smart boundaries but collaboration areas will push each other to be better employees.
2. Biophilia - the idea that humans hold a biological need for connection with nature. Biophilic design incorporates nature into the built environment. Research shows that
biophilic design is good for human health; employees with views of nature take less sick leave per year than employees with no view. Bringing plants into the office is just as important to lower stress, increase job satisfaction and production and cleaner air!
3. Brand - when people walk into your office, they should know instantly what your company is all about! Make design choices consistent with who you are; our showroom fosters creativity and presents innovative furniture and office design. Our company logo is hung high in our café against our company colored wall, orange! Through the right design choices, you can steer your company to promote positive attitudes and encourage productive work behaviors. It is obvious that happy employees stay longer at their jobs and help outperform their competition and better design will achieve this goal.