Saying goes like, “Where we work shapes how we work.” One of the emerging office trends this year is the multi-purpose work-space or we can say remote work-space; a work-space where we can create different sections within one spacious room to support distinct functions and stimulate efficient work through stylish capacity.
What is a Remote Work-space?
To make it more clear remote work-space is a work-space that accommodate group of tasks unlike the offices with cubicle separators where you can only do desk jobs. It’s a non-assigned seating plan where not only multimedia presentations can be done in an open plan space rather it can be utilized for casual meetings and strategic coffee machines zone in the corner.
Moreover, as Joan Blumenfeld, principal of Perkins & Will said in his statement, “Work-spaces should flex to provide a variety of spaces and destination for workers to inhabit that promote movement throughout the day.”
It’s been proven that working into a shared environment not only improves the efficiency of work but increase creativity and enhance a shared sense of mission.
Ways to Make the Most of Your Space
- Flexibility is vital:
It’s recommendable to choose modern, elegant easy to move tables, desk and chairs so workers can freely turn around over the space, move freely and engaged in tasks that needs group cooperation.
- Use community tables instead of cubicle separators:
Since tables appear as apt feature of workplaces and integral part of office furniture. Apart from traditional office designs with number of desk and cubicles won’t help enough interactions among employees as people are looking for more relaxed collaborations at work.
- Add more standing desks to your office furniture:
Because standing desks are not only cool but they help improve health, body posture and increase productivity for sure. Also, of course they consume less space. Allocation of these desks will complement your office and give a dynamic image to it without any doubt.
- Clutter-free desks:
Computer & telephone wires, scattered documents, electronic devices, personal items on the workstation appear as extremely disorganized and looks messy. Whereas tucked wires in compartments behind the desk looks neat and make a lot more space on the surface to work at ease.
Clipboards might remind you of old school but it’s the new cool as well and a trendy design item for your office furniture. It can fulfill several distinct purposes for instance you can not only use it for a display of artwork or quotes but to keep all the paperwork tips information or pain points in one place.
Multi-purpose Work-space Insight
Studies prove that bright colors improves efficiency and happiness of people working in environment that is aesthetically of good color and texture.
2 points you need to consider that make your work-space’s environment stylish and tech savvy;
Stick to minimal and interesting decor on the walls and floors keeping in mind the colors because color improves creativity and uplift happiness. Also, don’t stuff your office with much fancy furniture, keep it simple. Select from simple and modern lines of decoration. So choosing from wide range color spectrum of furniture to make your work environment different and personalized will be an upfront task.
Give employees flexibility to choose to work from laptop, desktop or tablets, this will not only give them a sense of freedom and encourage them to think outside the box as well as more chances of interactions between workers result in improved performance.
In a sense, multi-purpose work-spaces are intend to meet the needs of employees that’s why diligently personalizing the workplace is vital enough. Choosing right color texture and move able furniture plays all important role in upgrading workplace for your workforce that looks up to date and give unique impression.
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