Top office trends for 2020
With many companies investing in staff wellbeing, we take a look at the importance of office layouts.
Below are the top 5 office design ideas thought to catch on in 2020:
1. Agile Working
Agile working allows employees the freedom to move around the office. To create an agile office environment, simply furnish your office with various styles of desking such as hot desks, sit stand desks or even cosy booths to offer an escape from office noise. This kind of future proof office, is thought to be great for health and wellbeing and to keep employees motivated.
2. Collaborative Workspace
A shared office space is an affordable modern trend. In a collaborative workspace, various companies from start-ups to global enterprises work under one roof. In most cases, your company will have a dedicated office – or even several floors with access to beautifully designed common areas and top-of-the-line amenities in prime locations.
3. Biophilic design
Incorporating garden office interior is a design that is catching on quickly, by bringing the outside into the inside with natural elements in the design. A benefit of biophilic design helps reduce feelings of stress and promotes calmness amongst employees. In terms of colour schemes, this design largely involves earthy tones, such as greens, browns, golds, and tans, as well as blues and white to mimic the sea, sky, and clouds.
4. Portable Technology
Many businesses are now opting for a modern design trend by using portable technology such as laptops enabling you to work from home or anywhere. This style of working helps those seeking work-life balance which benefits those companies who are more interested in output rather than hours worked in the office.
5. Comfort in the workplace
Providing ergonomically designed office furniture helps stop irritability and distractions whilst working. Comfortable seating should be incorporated into the workplace giving employees the opportunity to lounge on the sofa and work from laptops. Break-out areas and recreational areas are seen as perks. By adding comfy seating and games areas (i.e. table tennis and video games) to your workplace you can help improve team morale.
These are just some examples to promote a healthy working environment. Staff wellbeing should be one of the top priorities – healthy employees will always deliver high performance levels.
For more information on how to create positive working environments click here
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The significant impact we are having on people and the planet has been taken to heart by large parts of the global population and is influencing everything from what we invest in and who we work for, to what products we buy and who we will buy them from.
There are many factors which influence trends in workspace design and workplace culture, so planning for life after Covid-19 is no easy task for businesses that want to look beyond 2020.
Right now, COVID-19 feels like the only talking point – and there’s no doubt it will inspire hygiene and health and safety trends for the foreseeable future.