Our concept of the ideal office design has undergone major changes in recent years. The traditional design of a maze of dismal cubicles surrounded be a perimeter of deluxe window offices never was particularly pleasing to the eye, nor, as it turns out, was it particularly conducive to high levels of productivity and creativity. The high-walled cubicles blocked light and prevented a clear sight line across the office, making it completely possible to sit at one’s desk for hours and never see another human being. Small break rooms with a coffee pot, small refrigerator, and single table and chair did nothing to encourage conversation or collaboration. The perimeter of offices personified the wide chasm between management and regular worker.
These limitations have led many business leaders to look to their office design as part of their overall plans to improve office morale, productivity, and work quality. Here is a sampling of some of the latest modern business furniture installation ideas, all designed to improve the general output of the office:
- Reducing the Clutter. The office is a magnet for clutter of all kinds, including a myriad of office supplies, writhing wires, docking stations, and miscellaneous personal items. Everyone works better in a clean, uncluttered space and manufacturers are developing more and more innovative solutions to manage the typical office detritus.
- Encouraging Collaboration. Modern office design is driven by the goal to increase collaboration between employees. To this end, the modern office will include a variety of spaces designed to encourage people to stop and gather for a moment or a meeting. Wireless technology makes comfortable lounge areas and multipurpose workspace places where employees can work alone or in groups in a more relaxed environment.
- Planning for Flexibility. The needs of every office change over time and office furniture needs to easily accommodate those changing needs. Manufacturers are creating modular furniture that can be easily moved, stacked, or reconfigured.
If your office is in need of a modern facelift, consider starting with these simple ideas. Can your office design affect the overall quality of your business? We say absolutely. Don’t wait; upgrade your look and your business today.