For those who work in offices, it’s likely you spend more time than you’d wish in there. In fact, many people spend more time in the office than they do at home. If this is you, it’s important that you make your office space as comfortable and enjoyable to frequent as possible. Here are 6 essentials for a clean, modern office space.
As you’ll know if you’ve ever had to work with inadequate lighting, lighting is one of the most important things to get right. There needs to be a balance. Too much lighting can give headaches whilst not enough can hinder productivity and energy.
Wherever possible try to make use of natural light by sitting near to windows or invest in a natural-light lamp.
2. Think about colour
Believe it or not, your office walls can be colours other than cream or pearl. Something as small as a coloured wall or a couple of pieces of art can really brighten up your environment and make it feel a little homier. Remember though that colours don’t have to be limited to walls only. Adding something like metal furniture legs will give the room some stability and colour without being too much.
Although you can’t control the actual climate, there’s plenty you can do with the temperature inside your office. Offices that are too hot or too cold are one of the biggest productivity killers, not to mention purely uncomfortable!
Make sure you have a fan and a space heater at the very least and maybe leave a few jumpers under your desk just in case.
4. Consider amenities
Think about socialisation amenities – perhaps not in your office room itself but within the wider office. Having a comfortable and up to date space to relax or take a meeting in will aid in getting people away from desks and taking a break every once in a while.
Perhaps set up a cleaning schedule for these extra amenities to ensure they’re kept well-maintained and are enjoyable places to be.
5. Ergonomic furniture
Modern offices are pulling out all the stops when it comes to comfort and health. Investing in adjustable chairs and monitors will help to minimise injuries and make the working space feel fresher and above all else, be more conducive to overall health.
Just a functional office chair alone will do wonders in supporting posture and keeping staff members happier and healthier.
Something that’s overlooked but actually very important in a clean and modern office is the amount and location of electrical outlets. Extension cords are not aesthetic, a danger to staff, a fire hazard, and a general nuisance.
Keep up with the times by having enough outlets across the office and in prime locations for computers, laptops, phones, and so on.
Ensuring your staff have an office that they enjoy working in doesn’t have to be hard. Make sure you focus on the things that are actually important and communicate with your employees and their needs and you can’t go wrong.
And there you have it – 6 essential items and elements that you should consider when designing a clean, modern office space.