What is good office design?
So how can your office design help attract and keep the best talent? What does good office design look like? Unfortunately it’s not just about including table football and slides and other wacky features in the workplace, although this can play its part. The important consideration is your people. What do they want? What motivates them? What environment are they most productive in?
Understanding how your employees work is the key starting point, then build your environment based on their needs rather than perceived ideas of what an office should include or look like.
There isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ option when it comes to office design as each company and their people are unique, and the perfect workplace will vary between different organisations and teams. Anchorpoint’s Workplace Consultants are specialists in analysing organisations to understand how the dynamics of their workplace function, working with staff to formulate smart working strategies. It is important to look at all factors that affect working conditions such as natural light and noise levels
A workplace design should reflect the organisations values and culture, giving potential employees an idea of the kind of environment it is to work in. For example, a company with a variety of working environments such as open plan areas, focus pods, breakout areas including sofas and bean bags, would reflect a culture of creativity, collaboration and flexible working.