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Creating a Productive Office Culture

You spend a lot of time in your office space, and the design can have a profound effect on productivity and how you work. However, there are ways of creating a productive and social environment for you and your colleagues to establish that office culture and community destined for. A community is described as people living in one area, or people considered a unit because of their shared interests, social group, or nationality. The concept behind creating an office culture embeds an office space easily accessible for people to interact with each other at work and how it makes them feel a part of the company.

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Design a Collaborative Workspace

It is essential to take on board when wanting to provide an office culture of how people work. You should give a space that allows people to come to collaborate as well as individually. Different working styles require other working spaces, whether a breakout area, kitchen or informal meeting space, a hot desk, phone booth, or isolated desking. In every workspace, it is essential to be surrounded by people with common interests.

For example, if someone were to be quite timid, it may be essential to consider a relaxed, comfortable working fit. On the other hand, extroverts may decide they like to be a part of a community, and communal kitchens create an office community immensely. As a kitchen is at the heart of a home, it is easy to feature within an office fit-out.

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Create an Active Community

Intelligent workplace design can encourage an active community. It is essential to define your company's work culture and support it through its office fit-out design. Understanding your companies' culture is key to understanding how to function as a community.

Interior designers can help with origins and cultures to be celebrated within relevant designs. Our designers understand the material, features, and patterns from the natural environment to design appropriate spaces for you and your employees.

The use of colour also can be incorporated into interior designs as it encourages mood in different spaces. For example, the colour green is supposed to enhance moods; incorporating this into an office fit-out does not just add a nice touch but also provides health benefits, so productivity increases.

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The essential part of creating an office culture is to make sure of employee welfare. You need to discover and take on board what makes your staff happy. It is essential to conduct regular meetings and solutions whereby listening to employees and their feelings.

Engaging with employees within a communal space may help reduce absence and increase staff retention. It helps to mix up their office day from staying glued to a screen by getting up and making conversation with other peers.

Creating a sense of community and belonging in the workplace, people are more likely to want to come back and engage with others in the space available. A well-designed workplace will help to create an environment where staff can thrive.

Carlie Dunbar

Written on the 23rd May 2024 by

Working behind the scenes, Carlie assists with the purchasing and setting up of new projects and looks after day-to-day tasks within the office.

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