Here at Bespa we are all about creating stunning office spaces that bring your brand to life. Productivity is a massive part of successful brands and is built into the fabric of your office space, which is where we come in.
We create bespoke workspaces that you (and we) can be proud of.
Gone are the days of unused desks, rooms that remain empty or worse become a dumping ground for furniture that seemed like a great idea at the design stage but had no day-to-day purpose.
Provide space to facilitate that all-important team discussion, don’t forget about the informal relationship building, but don’t neglect the need for deep work areas.
Biophilic design might be a buzz-phrase with current office designers but it is one that is unlikely to disappear. Connecting people and nature within the workplace has been shown to ‘support cognitive function, physical health, and positive well-being’ [NRDC] and a study by the University of Exeter revealed employees were 15% more productive when workplaces were filled with just a few houseplants.
Biophilia is derived from Greek words for life and love, literally translating as the love of life.
So how does this translate to your office design?
If you’re interested in other hot trends, take a look at our journal article discussing office design trends for 2023 here.
Dividing your space up according to how your employees use it will help create different mindsets within the workplace that can increase productivity in the designated work zones. As counterintuitive as it seems that not 100% of your office space will be used for work, creating designated spaces for your employees to eat and drink, work collaboratively, or sit apart from the main office can massively boost your brand’s productivity.
The theory is that workplaces that use different zones within their offices create stronger bonds between their employees, generating workplace harmony, meaning that people are more likely to get inspired to push themselves and others to achieve their goals.
There are a few ways that you can split your office space so here are a few ideas for how the different zones function.
Simple - people. Your people will see that you value their experience within the office and be more likely to invest their time and energy back into the business. If you improve your employee well-being you’ll see your productivity sky rocket.