Forgetting Your Employees
As employees spend the majority of their waking hours in the offices, it is essential to keep them involved when designing your workplace. Find out what motivates them and what areas they are most productive in.
Providing a variety of environments for employees to work in will boost motivation in the workplace. Private space for example will give employees an area in which they can concentrate and focus on particular tasks, while collaborative areas encourage staff connection, innovation and creativity. A mix of different environments will enable staff to perform at their best.
Failure to Plan
Planning is the first and most critical step in undertaking an efficient and well designed office fit-out, otherwise you will risk spending more time and money on unexpected issues. Make sure you know exactly what your goals and objectives are before you begin a project, and remember to set a realistic budget.
Leaving Nature Out
Scientific research shows that an artificially lit and poorly ventilated environment has an adverse effect on your people’s mood’s, motivation levels and health, and can impact employee productivity and overall performance. Ensure your office design brings nature into the office by utilising windows and skylights as effectively as possible, allowing enough natural light and fresh air to flood in.