For many of us, our workplace is our second home. It is where we spend most of our time at. A great work place not only will affect our mood and happiness but it will also yield greater productivity.
To get started, an office design company in Singapore can be hired for professional expertise. You may have to set apart an adequate budget, so before you start, make sure you are financially stable for it.
Your workspace design should be appropriate for your company. A young vibrant atmosphere for a company involved in social media, rooms with sound proofing for a company involved with music record labels, or formal conference rooms with adequate technology for an international business company.
It is also important to make sure that employees have adequate, private space of their own to work which may make them feel more respected, comfortable and safe. You can choose low-cut cubicles, or large desks with drawers and provide them with their own storage.
Employees must also be provided with a corner or a separate space for relaxing. If it is a small business company it could even be the lunch room. Here, there should be adequate sitting arrangements, a refrigerator, television or radio for music, a chess board or a table tennis table etc. Employees must find this space inviting for relaxation when they catch a break from work.
You may choose an appropriate colour scheme for your work place. Office interior design websites might suggest that balance is key. While green is known to create calmness, a little bit of red, orange and yellow creates increased energy flow and thus increased productivity.
It is also a good idea to separate the various departments of the company such as IT, Marketing, Accounting, Sales to different sections. Each department must be given with the appropriate requirements for greater efficiency. For example, the IT department must be provided with adequate computers and internet connection for maximum productivity.
There can also be separate rooms for meetings/ conferences with adequate seating and presentation screens, reception area for visitors to sit comfortably, phone rooms if the company has an open office, and outdoor space for some fresh air and sunshine.
Finally, the work place can also be decorated by the culture that the company represents. There could be pictures of happy customers/ clients, awards and recognition that the company has received over the years, artwork of various kinds, green plants and flowers and photos of the work community and achievements.
A great workspace may reduce the stress and pressure of the job in this fast and competitive world.