Office Interior to Boost Employees Productivity
Office interior design is a crucial part of a business both for the employees and customers. For employees who spend most of their time in an office, a functional and comfortable space is important. A plus value if the space is friendly, inviting, and visually appealing.
On the other hand, for customers, office interior design may show the brand, professionalism, and the success of the company they are about to work with. Clients may think twice if your office is shabby and unfitting.
Interior design—in any case of building or spaces—may set people’s mood, attitudes, and sometimes even bring inspiration and drive. That is why creating a space conducive for every element in an office is a necessity for the wellbeing and productivity of an office environment.
How important is Office Interior Design?
Just as mentioned, employees spend their time in the office more than anywhere else. They might even put their time in the workplace more than in their own home. For the young generation of businesses, it is more than true. The need to work overtime for their creative industry is always on the table, thus an office is like a second home. Considering those factors, it does make sense for a well-designed office can make or break employees’ morale, efficiency, and productivity.
To outsiders, such as for clients or customers who are not frequent occupants of your office, office design may determine their perspective towards your company. Human nature is to judge first by what they see. How would you feel if you see an accountant's office with lots and lots of paperwork piling up the desks? Do you trust the accountant enough with your financial plan? That is how a well-thought office interior may help you with taking your client’s heart. It is a part of branding, no?
Just like how branding in an advertisement works, the design and the interior of an office also conveys a business’ function and purpose. An accountant office may look more professional and formal to enhance the thorough and detailed atmosphere, while a creative business such as a web designer office may look more bright and fun to boost up creativity and inspiration.
The interior of the staff space and the support space for an office is equally important. The theme should be the same and following a set of a color scheme. The difference, however, would lie in the furniture needed for each space.
- Staff Space
Commonly, there are three types of staff space in an office. Private office for one may be provided for team leaders, managers, directors, and above. This office would need slightly more sophisticated furniture to show authority and professionalism.
Private office interior may include an executive swivel chair, a work-surface, open-binder storage. In a higher company element, the furniture for the interior might include a meeting table. All of which you can find in Dejepara. We have desks and chairs that have been optimized for individual concentrated and focused work, plus you can customize it based on your taste and office atmosphere.
The next staff space is the workstation that is shared by several individuals. Since the provision of a workstation is intended for greater flexibility and allows for more moves around, the furniture will need to stay in place and has to be space-friendly. Swivel chairs will complement this particular space as well.
Whether you need an open workstation or screened workstation, Dejepara.com has them for you. If you need a screened area workstations in which each employee has seated visual privacy, we can provide that for you. We will customize it however your office is shaped.
The most common configurations for a shared workstation in the office interior are L-shaped and U-shaped. L-shaped is recommended for a workspace that needs additional storage space. On the other hand, U-shaped is best for a workspace that needs more desks for employees. It is, however, is limited in accommodating additional filing.
- Support Space
Support spaces are spaces that provide a required function to the staff. These are spaces such as reception areas, file and storage rooms, reception areas, lounges, office pantry, etc. Ultimately, they may be classified into two: shared spaces or dedicated spaces.
Shared spaces are areas that can be accessed freely by any branch, division, or department within a company. These may include general reception areas, lounges, large meeting rooms, or coffee stations.
Depending on your requirement, a reception workstation may be located in an open or secured area. The transaction surface is raised, completed with a wheelchair-accessible surface. An open binder storage cabinet is an option for your office reception too.
Office lounge is the place where employees can relax and take a breather from the busy work they have. In modern businesses, these lounges are built with an ‘at-home’ experience that can make the users feel the most comfortable as if they are at home. Considering employees stay in the office more than they do at their actual home, office lounge is important to function best for the staff. The furniture that fits this area is nook chairs, armchairs, sofas, and a low coffee table.
Meeting rooms differ into three categories based on the scale. A small meeting room may have seating 4-7 persons, a medium meeting room may have seating 14-15 persons, and a large meeting room can hold 30-32 persons. Usually, these meeting room needs to be divided into two smaller meeting rooms, thus acoustical mobile room divider is recommended. Following the need, the large table layout needs to be easily reconfigured making modular furniture the best option. Dejepara.com can provide both the table layout and the seating set needed with the best quality possible with your allowed budget for your office interior.
Coffee stations is an open area in which anyone can access it as well. The interior should give space to a microwave, under-counter fridge, recycling zone, and water cooler. Some offices may consider adding bar stools or small tables for the users.
Dedicated support spaces are provided to support a specific group. A storage room dedicated for the files and equipment for a specific position because the workstation cannot accommodate the files is considered a dedicated support space. Other dedicated support spaces are, to mention a few, interview rooms, resource areas, and hearing rooms.
Interview rooms are enclosed rooms with the purpose to meet with the public. The room may be divided into two sides, the staff side and the public side. However, there are cases that the room consists of a round table and chairs surrounding it. Depending on your office interior design theme, you can choose the type of chair you use in this room or the seating.
The Right Furniture for Your Office Interior
Your company needs office furniture with the right functionality without leaving behind how your brand will be seen through them. The kind that will hold for the long haul and can withstand day-to-day use.
Then, what kind of desk, table, or chairs should your company have? What filing cabinets does your company need?
Ergonomics is the understanding of humans and other elements of a system. Especially in business, ergonomic is used to better engineer and design products, processes, and other systems to optimize well-being and overall system performance. In an office environment, ergonomics are important. That means your employees need adjustable chairs, well-designed desks, a well-spaced area to move around between stations, and a general environment that is conducive for work.
Office desks should be designed in a way that makes people can get close to them. Slide-keyboard tray and appropriate footwall should be installed too. Large desks for a meeting room or a conference room might not need a keyboard tray, but you should keep cable management in mind.
A good office chair is padded, however, if you work in a warm environment, chairs with ventilated mesh back might be a good idea. Other characteristics you want in your office chair are that they have a tilt function and adjustable height. Your foot should touch the ground while sitting as well. If the chairs do not allow your foot to reach the ground even at its lowest setting, you should consider putting a footrest to go with the chair. This will prevent you from putting undue stress on your thighs during the 8 hours of your work.
How about an armrest, then? Some people like to have armrests, but some do not. It is always an open option for you to choose from.
In the end, whatever furniture you will buy, think about the functionality, ergonomic, and quality of the products. It is a false economy to buy cheaper furniture for your office if your employee would get repetitive strain injury. It is a false economy to buy cheap just to get your furniture will be broken after a few months of use.
Not only you should always mind the well-being of your employees, but you should also take into account the impressions your office will convey to your visitors. Keeping those in mind, we provide the best quality product with a customizable shape and other aspects to fit your office interior implacably.